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Gwalior Destination Guide – Gwalior, a historical Indian city – is located on the periphery of Madhya Pradesh State, 321 Kms (199.5 Miles) from Delhi and 121 Kms (76 Miles) from Agra.
The new City consists of three large areas, called Lashkar, Morar and Gwalior. Lashkar dominates in business activity while Morar serves as the market for farmers and villagers of adjoining areas. Gwalior also is known as Old Gwalior and it has most of the tourist places.
Massive Gwalior Fort, popularly called Gibraltar of Great India overlooks the city. The great Mughal emperor presumably described as, “The pearl in the necklace of forts of Hind”.
In the east of the city are two magnificent examples of early Mughal architecture. One is the mausoleum of, 16th-century Sufi saint Ghous Mohammed, and another is the tomb of Mian Tansen, a great musician and one of ‘Nine Jewels’ of Emperor Akber’s court.
Close to the heart of the city is splendid Jai Vilas Palace, patterned on the style of the ‘Palais de Versailles’ in France combines Tuscan, Italian and Corinthian styles of architecture.
Exciting excursion trip can be made from Gwalior to Shivpuri, where Madhav National Wild Life Park is located. Rich in cultural heritage and architecture marvels, Gwalior has the added advantage of it’s proximity to Agra, the city of Taj Mahal, Khajuraho, the city of great temples and Delhi, the national capital.
Gwalior, little India within India, the perfect destination for your next tour.
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Brief History of Gwalior
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Beginning of legendary Gwalior fort found its roots in the 5th century during the rule of Kuchhwaha Rajput prince, Suraj sen.
In 195-96 AD Mohammed Ghauri attacked Gwalior and its ruler Sallachan accepted the supreme command of Mohammed Ghauri so Ghauri allowed him to be the ruler of Gwalior. Later on, Qutubuddin Aibak appointed Iltutmish as its Kiledar (in charge of Fort).
Iltutmish was the most famous ruler of the Slave Dynasty who, after winning