Gwalior a Historical city to visit
Gwalior is a major city in the Madhya Pradesh,India and one of the Counter-magnet cities. Located 319 kilometres (198 mi) south of Delhi the capital city of India.The city and its fortress have been ruled by several historic northern Indian kingdoms. From the Tomars in the 13th century, it was passed on to the Mughals, then to the Marathas in 1754 followed by the Scindias in 18th century.
There are so many places that you have to see in Gwalior.
1. Gwalior Fort
The Emperor Babur reputedly described it as “the pearl in the necklace of the forts of Hind”. This fort’s architecture is unique. It displays a Chinese influence on Indian architecture, as Chinese dragons have been crafted at the hilt of the pillars. This influence was due to trade between China and India at the time of the fort’s construction.
2. Sas-bahu Temple
It was named SahastraBahu, depicting Lord Vishnu with a thousand hands . Lord Vishnu was worshiped by the wife of Kachchhapaghata’s king, but when his son’s wife came, she became a devotee of Lord Shiva. Thus, another temple beside Vishnu temple was built, where Lord Shiva was worshiped by the wife of the king’s son. Collectively, these two temples were named ‘Sas-Bahu temple’, meaning the daughter-in-law and mother-in-law’s temple.
3. Jai Vilas palace
Jai Vilas Palace, is the residential palace turned museum of the Maratha rulers of Gwalior – the Scindias. It is in the heart of the city. The palace has notable collections of antiques and also some of the old time gadgets and collections that can’t be easily seen.The museum is one of the largest in Madhya Pradesh and has the world’s largest chandelier and the complex is a mixture of British as well as Hindu architecture. The palace was made in 1874 as an attempt to bring the palace of Versailles to Gwalior.
4. Sun temple
A temple built by Birla group is dedicated to the Sun god, the Sun Temple is located near residency at Morar, Gwalior. It is a facsimile of the Sun temple of Konark, Odisha and now this sun temple is one among the significant pilgrimage centres in Gwalior. It is the place which gives best examples of peace and neatness in Gwalior.
5. Chambal River Sanctuary
Which consists of dolphins and crocodiles a lot.
Not only these places there are so many other places that u have to visit in Gwalior.
6. Padavali and Mitavali
7. Kuno and Madhav National Park
8. Jain Temple
9. Gopachal Parvat
10. Teli ka Mandir
These are the top of them. If you have one week long holiday, you can plan this trip which is budget friendly and as well as interesting place too visit