The strategic city for the northern kingdoms in the historic past which is presently located in Madhya Pradesh is Gwalior. The moment you hear Gwalior, the first thing that comes to one's mind is the Gwalior fort which has a great significance and history to be reviewed as it changed hands many times. Gwalior is said to be the tourist capital of Madhya Pradesh as it attracts people not just across India but across the globe for its unique architecture and history held by the region. The Gwalior fort located in Gwalior played a major role in the revolt of 1857. This was by participation of the famous Rani Lakshmi Bhai by fighting against the British during the revolt. There are many such stories held by Gwalior in its past that can be known by visiting the place. We at Erco travels offer guides with good knowledge of history to help the tourists understand the significance of the location through its past.Tourist opportunity / Tourist places Gwalior
On your visit to Gwalior, there are many places of interest in the city. For the shopaholics the Maharaj Bada is the best to visit as it is the most important market in Gwalior. Here you can find the ancient buildings of 7 different styles of architecture. The Gopal Parvath located on the towards the mountain slopes of the Gwalior fort has unique statues of Jain Thirthankaras. The architecture of these idols is unique and it represents the Indian heritage and culture. There are 26 statues present on the on the slopes of the Gwalior fort.
The paraphernalia used in the past and other items of historic significance are preserved at the municipality museum. This is also one of the most important museums in the city. Towards the interior of the city is Jai Vilas Mahal which was the residential palace of the Scindias. Presently, it is converted to a museum and this museum hosts many valuable antiques and gadgets used in the old times. The noticeable features of this palace are that it hosts the largest chandelier in the world and its architecture is a mix of Hindu and British architecture. This makes Jai Vilas Mahal a must see place in Gwalior.
Gwalior is also the place that holds a record in the Guinness Book for the largest for the largest indoor mural at Shyam Vatika a banquet hall in Gwalior
Gwalior has many places which revive our history with its unique architecture and preserves. If your visit to Gwalior is scheduled around February, the first thing to do on your visit to Gwalior that time is to visit the Gwalior trade fair. This fair is one of the most colorful fairs in Gwalior. We at Erco travels offer you travel guides with good knowledge about the city to help you tour you the city and explain its significance.
Gwalior is easily accessible by air as the Gwalior airport is located 8 km away from the city. The railway station is located in the heart of the city and the rail network and the road network is well established to Gwalior.