Melodic Gwalior

20.00 30 Nov 2022

  • 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

A city brimming with great history and melodic music, Gwalior holds an important place in the heart of incredible India. It is dotted with plain and hilly landscapes which transform into a lush green carpet as the monsoon approaches. Gwalior is best known for its imposing hilltop fort, which was famously described as 'The pearl amongst fortresses in India'. The city stands as the testimony of dynasties that ruled over the decades. 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 taste and popularity in Hindustani Classical Sangeet, and has retained Indian traditions and the wealth of music intact over the years. The Gwalior Gharana is one of the oldest and prominent Khayal Gharanas. Legendary musicians like Tansen and Baiju Bawara belonged to Gwalior and sang for the royal court of Gwalior. 

The melody of classical Indian music can be best witnessed in Tansen Samaroh which is organised to pay a tribute to the legendary musician and a master of classical music, Tansen. The soul-stirring performances bring the evening alive. The aim is to celebrate the true essence of music and enjoy the melody that comes with each unique performance during the festival.  Every year, the event is being organised from 26th- 30th Dec at different venues of Gwalior.

The miracle behind the name

Once upon a time, a king named Suraj Sen went out hunting. Outpacing his entourage, he rode

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The legend of Tansen

The great singer, Tansen, belonged to the Gwalior school of music. He was one of the nine j

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A queen remembered for her height - Maharani Chinku Rani Saheb

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Batto Bai Dolls - Preserving the Heritage of Handicrafts

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Dhrupad Style: A Soulful Genre of Hindustani Classical Music

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National Chambal Sanctuary - Truly a pristine paradise

The cleanest of all, Chambal is haven for countless wildlife!&

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Madhya Pradesh - A state of timeless cuisines

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Gwalior- A Yummy Tummy Travel Destination of MP

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Step back in time at Jai Vilas Palace Museum

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Madhav National Park - Take a Trip into an Unbeatable Wildlife Experience!

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Mitaoli, Padavali & Bateshwar - A Collection of Historic Architectural Beauty!

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Bhil or Pithora Paintings

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Stone Carving of Gwalior

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Walks and Trails

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Coffee at Indian Coffee House

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

If you are fond of art and craft then do buy yourself Batto Bai Dolls on your trip to Gwalior. These are charmingly dressed in bright, traditional clothing and catch attention at first sight.


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

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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

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