night view from Gwalior fort

It’s always been more than 13 reasons to do something, but when you decide to visit some places then, 13 reasons are quite good reasons to visit. So, will mention all the 13 Reasons why you should visit Gwalior.

Gwalior, a city that has contributed a significant part to the history of India. A city which has its own engrossing history that allure tourist from various parts of the world. With the interesting history, this city also has crowning monuments. Gwalior is one of those cities in the country that will make you feel connected. This city was also the winter capital of Madhya Pradesh. This city has so much diversity, that anyone can easily fall in love with this place. High rocky hills surround the city from all sides, on the north of it forms the border of the Ganga–Yamuna drainage basin.

What does term Gwalior means?

The name Gwalior literally means the abode of Gwalas (the cow/buffalo herder Gwalior, a city that has contributed a significant part to the history of India. A city which has its own engrossing history that allure tourist from various parts of the world. With the interesting history, this city also has crowning monuments. It is one of those cities in the country that will make you feel connected. This city was also the winter capital of Madhya Pradesh. This city has so much diversity, that anyone can easily fall in love with this place.

Surroundings near Gwalior

High rocky hills surround the city from all sides, on the north of it forms the border of the Ganga–Yamuna drainage basin.). Since Gwalior falls in the region of greater Braj area which can be assumed to be roughly a circular area of 200 to 250 km (120 to 160 mi) radius having its center at Mathura, and Braj culture has historically had great a connection to cows, buffaloes, milk, butter, curd, etc. so not just it but also a few other places in the area derive their name form things associated with cows, like a place 40 km (25 mi) from Gwalior known as Gohad (means periphery up to which cows used to go and return).

There are many more things that make this city more interesting. So, I have decided to go with the 13 reasons why you should visit Gwalior.

13 reasons why you should visit Gwalior.

  1. Gwalior Fort: Gwalior Fort is the main attraction of this city. If you are in Gwalior then its is one of the best places you should visit.
  2. Sun Temple Gwalior: This temple is the replica of the Konark temple, Orissa.
  3. Tansen Tomb: A man who doesn’t need any recognition, his work itself says about him. Tansen’s tomb and his master Ghuas’s tomb is in the same compound. Tansen’s original name was Ramtanu Pandey.
  4. Jai Vilas Palace: Jai Vilas Palace, where you can see the belongings of the Kings that ruled Gwalior state. It was established in 1874 by Maharajadhiraj Shrimant Jayajirao Scindia, in the area of 1,240,771 sq. Ft. It cost INR 1 crore in 1874. Entry fee INR 150 for Indians, INR 800 for foreigner’s free entry for children upto 5 yrs. And differently abled visitors. Still camera/ Mobile INR 100.
  5. Gwalior Zoo: Gwalior was established in the year 1922, known as the Gandhi Zoo. Ticket price Adult INR 20 for Kids INR 5.
  6. Tekanpur BSF Camp: From main the main city of Gwalior approx. 30 to 35 km the BSF camp is situated. This campus has the India’s largest military dog training centre.

More places to visit in the city.

7. Maharani Laxmi Bai Park:  Rani Laxmi Bai plays an important role in the history of Gwalior. This Park is in the memorial of Rani Laxmi Bai.

8. Sas Bahu temple: A temple situated inside the campus of the fort, built in 1092-93 by the Kachchhapaghata Dynasty. From here you will get one of the best views of the fort.

9. Teli ka Mandir: It is the oldest part of the fort and has a blend of south and north Indian architectural styles. Teli ka Mandir is a Hindu Temple.

10. Zero Temple: The second oldest record of “zero” in the world was found in a small temple, known as Zero temple. The stone inscription has the oldest record of the numeric zero symbols having a place value as in the modern decimal notation located on the way to the top.

11. Gujari Mahal: Man Singh built this mahal for his wife Mrignayani, a Gujar princess.

12. Gwalior Trade Fair: Gwalior trade fair is one of the best trade you will see, a great mixture of tradition and technology.

13. Roop Singh Stadium: This international stadium hosted many matches but what makes it interesting is Sachin Tendulkar’s double century in a match against South Africa.

These are the 13 reasons why you should visit Gwalior. Hope all this list will help you.

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