There are many places to visit in Gwalior as per different sources yet they are not all worth visiting. Major tourist attractions in Gwalior include The Gwalior Fort, Municipal Coporation Museum, Saas Bahu Temple, Sarod Ghar, Jaivilas Palace, Zoo, Suraj Kund, Maharaj Bada etc.
What a tourist is the most concerned about is the time that he has in his bag. He can’t visit the whole city so here is a sorted out list of the best places to visit while in Gwalior: -
The Gwalior Fort: -
Gwalior Fort is located around 4 km away from the Gwalior railway station.
Municipal Corporation Museum: -
There are two museums in Gwalior viz., Jaivilas Palace and Municipal Corporation Museum. This museum has a collection of the skins of animals and birds hunted by the ancient rulers of Gwalior. Also it has a great collection of weapons and dresses used in ancient times.
Jaivilas Palace: -
Jaivilas Palace is a white palace that displays the luxury that the kings had. It displays the history of Scindia family majorly Madhav Rao Scindia. Major attractions in Jaivilas Palace are the heavy Jhoomar (as the local people call it) and the train that used to
Gwalior Zoo: -
Though there are many animals and birds at the zoo in Gwalior, it has two major attractions viz., Hippopotamus and the white tiger.
Maharaj Bada: -
This place is worth a visit. There are so many roads that it may be difficult to call it a square. The buildings are historical and the main market of Gwalior city is located here.
Gwalior has also been famous for its contribution to Indian Classical Music. Some greatest of musicians have had relations with Gwalior such as: -
• Mian Tansen
• Ustad Amjad Ali Khan
• Ustad Hafiz Ali Khan
• Krishna Rao Shankar Pandit
• Raja Bhaiya Pooncch Wale etc
Close proximity of Gwalior to Agra and the association of this city with Maharani Lakshmibai, Man Singh Tomar, Scindia family, Tansen and other historical legends, make Gwalior an important place from tourism viewpoint.
Gwalior has been famous for the stone and the historical monuments and local houses (older ones) built here can be found constructed of stones. The local people say that the stones are popular in the Indian market and exported to the international market as well.