A prominent cultural and historic destination in Central India, Gwalior is a city in the state of Madhya Pradesh. It is situated in a valley with rocky hills that surround the city on all sides. Many dynasties have contributed to Gwalior’s rich heritage, from the Mughals and the Marathas to the Scindias. The city is also home to some of the most illustrious figures in Hindi and Urdu literature and poetry.
Gwalior has plenty of sightseeing destinations, because of which, it is known as the tourist capital of Madhya Pradesh. The remarkable Gwalior Fort perched atop a 3km-long plateau, is among the best forts in India. It houses palaces, temples, museums, and other important buildings. The fort has witnessed countless battles, and was considered to be impenetrable. The Man Mandir Palace situated inside the Gwalior Fort was built by the Tomar king, Raja Man Singh. It is popular for its colourful tile-work depicting elephants, crocodiles, and tigers.
The palace is also known to be the only intact pre-Mughal palace in India. Other notable places to explore in Gwalior are the 8th century Teli ka Mandir, Gurjari Mahal, and the Tomb of Ghaus Mohammed. The unique experiences at Gwalior can also be taken home in the form of unique handicrafts available at the Arihant Emporium. Discover beautiful marble and silver boxes along with an eclectic mix of trinkets and the popular hand-woven Chanderi saris. Kothari Sons, a preferred dealer among royals and designers sells these stunning masterpieces along with other interesting handmade saris.
The Taj Usha Kiran Palace—a Taj Palace, located in Gwalior, provides the ultimate dining and staying experience. Explore the streets and take in the kaleidoscopic sights of this beautiful city with Taj.
Taj Usha Kiran Palace, Gwalior