Gwalior A City of Bliss
Gwalior, a district in Madhya Pradesh state near Agra (118km). It is 389km away from Bhopal, 321km from Delhi, 276km from Kanpur, 353km from Lucknow, 976km from Ranchi, 802km from Patna, 1248km from Kolkata. It had been a capital of the Princely State earlier till 1948 and the summer capital of Madhya Bharat from 1948 to 1956. When Madhya Bharat became Madhya Pradesh, it became a separate District.
In the 18th century AD Suraj Sen was the king of this city who founded it and named after a hermit saint Galav. Later it became ‘Gwalior’. The city has witnessed many dynasties; among them the most famous is Scindia dynasty. This city has produced many great warriors, kings, poets, musicians, saints, entrepreneurs and professionals from different streams who contributed to make it renowned throughout the country and the world.
Gwalior city is one of the fastest growing cities in the field of Education today. It has emerged as an educational hub. It has many high quality and well-equipped management, technical, physical and medical institutions of national and international repute. Gwalior also has an international Physical University, Agriculture University, Music University, IT College and Cricket Stadium. The city has well-established airport, bus and railway station with busy network. Gwalior has many memorable and beautiful sites to observe.
The city is blessed with rich cultural heritage and ethos, a city treasured with the exuberance of many great ancient architectural monuments heritage since long.
HERITAGE COUPLED WITH MODERNITY
Gwalior fort dominates the city. It is the most significant historical monument. The magnificent outer walls of the fort still stand bearing witness to its reputation for being one of the most invincible forts of India.
It was constructed in remembrance of the Afghan prince Ghaus Mohammad. It is an exquisite specimen of architect.
GurdwaraData Bandhi Chhod
Built in the memory of Guru Hargovind Saheb, the 6th Guru, he was imprisoned here for over two years by Emperor Jahangir.
Jai Vilas Palace and Museum
A splendor of a different kind exists in the Jai Vilas Palace, current residence of the Scindia family, the museum so evocative of a royal life style, so that the past comes alive after seeing the rooms and furniture. The Scindia Museum offers an unparallel glimpse into the rich culture and lifestyle of princely India
Situated on the Mountain area at slopes of Gwalior Fort carries unique statues of Jain Tirthankars. The idol of Bhagwan Parshwanath on lotus is the largest statue (in single stone piece) in the world, being 47 feet high and 30 feet in width.
This Sun Temple is inspired from the famous Konark Sun Temple of Orissa.