Gwalior

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About Gwalior


Encounter a wonderful city view so clear, from the enormous fort of Gwalior!!

Gwalior is situated at the central state of Madhya Pradesh; it is one of the counter magnets and significant cities. It is in the Gird region of India. It is located only 343 KM away from Delhi, 414 KM away from Bhopal and only 120 KM away from the city of Agra.

From Kachchhapaghatas in the 10th century to Scindia in the 18th century, many kingdoms ruled Gwalior from time to time.

Historically, it was in the second half of the 18th century that the Scindia state of Gwalior became a significant regional power. The state of Scindia held strong power over many other Rajput states and finally conquered the state of Ajmer. 

This was the primary major reason why the Scindia family ruled over the Gwalior region until independence.

The wonderful city is now the winter capital of Madhya Pradesh. However earlier, it remained as the princely state during the British Raj under the control of Scindia rulers. Nonetheless, Gwalior remained the primary site of rebellion in 1857. Now the city has emerged as the most prominent tourist interaction due to the coming up of administrative offices and industries.

Gwalior got its name from the sage of earlier times when the sage helped the local prince named Suraj Sen to find his way through the forest and also cured his disease of leprosy. In return for this favour, the fort was constructed on demand of Sage to protect other Sages. Eventually, the city was settled around the fort which came to be known with the same name as the fort and the river from which Suraj Sen drank water came to be popularly known as ‘Swarn Nadi’.

Hinduism is a dominant religion that is followed in Gwalior with Hindi being the primary language and Marathi and Bundelkhandi the other famous languages are spoken in the region.

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