Melodic Gwalior

27.00 21 Sep 2020

  • Gwalior fort - 'the pearl amongst fortresses in India'
  • The Chaturbhuj temple at Gwalior fort has the first ever written Zero
  • The Tansen music festival is celebrated every year on Tansen's tomb in Gwalior
  • The wizard of hockey, Dhyan Chand, was from Gwalior
  • One of the carpets in Jai Vilas Palace took nearly 12 years to weave

Melodic Gwalior

Gwalior is best known for its imposing hilltop fort, which was famously described as 'The pearl amongst fortresses in India'. Historically, the city has been the cradle of a number of dynasties that ruled it over the years. Their influence is clearly seen in the many regal structures that dominate the cityscape. In a sense, Gwalior continues to retain a medieval majesty.

Gwalior holds an unparalleled reputation in Sangeet, and has retained Indian traditions and the wealth of music intact over the years. The Gwalior Gharana is one of the oldest Khayal Gharanas and the one to which most classical Indian musicians can trace the origin of their style. Legendary musicians like Tansen and Baiju Bawara belonged to Gwalior.

Gwalior also has a rich history in sports, with the wizard of Hockey, Dhyan Chand, belonging to the city.

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While it's Signature Coffee is to die for, the sumptuous food make it the obvious choice

Bahadura Ke Laddu

Renowned for their motichur Laado, Bahadura sweets is leading over the nation on taste.

SS Kachori Wala

Famous for its kachori, samosa, jalebi, SS Kachoriwala is an ideal place to enjoy a delicious breakfast.

Maharaja Bada

Maharaj Bada, with burgeoning bazaars and jewellery shops, is one of the biggest markets of Gwalior.

Carpet Weaving

The weavers of Gwalior are known for their excellent carpet weaving techniques. The enigmatic designs & the awe inspiring patterns of these carpets surely catch the attention of one and all.

Gajak Of Gwalior

If you are on a trip to Gwalior and don't buy yourself a packet of Gajak, then we must tell you that you are missing out a lot in your life. Made of sesame and jaggery, every bite of this crunchy delight simply melts in mouth spreading happiness.

Batto Bai Dolls

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Mrignayani in Gwalior is a good place to buy handicrafts and clothes. Do stop by at this emporium and shop some masterpieces.

Points of Interest



Gujari Mahal

Gwalior Fort

Jai Vilas Palace

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MPT Tansen Residency, Gwalior

Price: INR 2490 - 4290 Phone: (0751) 2340370 / 3249000 / 4010555 / 4010666

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Usha Kiran Palace in Gwalior

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Best Season To Visit

Best Season To Visit

The best time to visit Gwalior is from September to February.