The historical city of Gwalior is located at a 2 hour drive from the famous city of Agra. The largest city in all of central India, it is often referred to as the tourist capital of its state, the heart of Incredible India, Madhya Pradesh.
The History and Culture of Gwalior
Once the seat of the Pratiharas, Tomars, Marathas, and Kachwahas, all reigning Rajputs; the regal history of this location is best experienced in its multitude of forts, palaces, temples and other monuments that add character to this city.
While you are exploring this region, make it a point to visit the Gwalior Fort, often referred to as the Gibraltar of India that comes with impressive architectural design that is not only aesthetic but also extremely resilient. Other exciting attractions include the Ghau’s Tomb enclave that is the tomb of a noted Sufi, the guru of Tansen.
The Italian Garden enclave is home to a rather elaborate network of stone fountains that add to the unique ambiance it creates for its visitors. Finally, do not leave without visiting the Samadhi of Rani Laxmi Bai and Tatya Tope, two of the most revered freedom fighters in India’s fight against the British Raj.