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Gwalior

Gwalior

Weather

Gwalior experiences extreme weather conditions. Summers, extending from the month of March to June, are characterized by scorching temperatures which can rise up to a maximum of 47°C. Monsoon in Gwalior starts from July and lasts till October.


 


The atmosphere becomes quite humid and the temperature ranges between 25 to 32°C during this time. Winter season here begins by early December and lasts till February. Winters in Gwalior are chilly and temperatures often drop down to subzero levels during nights. The temperature during the winter days is more comfortable at about 27°C. The best time to visit Gwalior is from October to early March.

How To Reach

By Road:

Gwalior is well connected to the entire state of Madhya Pradesh and India via state and national highways. The city is situated on the National Highway No. 3 that stretches from Bombay to Agra. National Highway No. 3 and 75 connect the city to Mathura and Jhansi, respectively. The New Bus Stand is 6 km from the centre of the town. Bus services are available between Gwalior and all the nearby cities such as Agra, Bhopal, Delhi, Jaipur.


By Air:

Gwalior Airport (also known as the Rajmata Vijya Raje Scindia Vimantal), is an important international airport in Madhya Pradesh. Domestic flights are also available from Gwalior to different cities including Bhopal, Delhi, Indore, Kolkata, Jabalpur and Mumbai.



By Rail:

Gwalior is well-situated on the Delhi-Chennai and Delhi-Mumbai rail link. Many major trains run through this city. Shatabdi Express and the Taj Express connect Gwalior with Agra and Delhi.


Overview

Gwalior is an ancient city established by King Suraj Sen in the 8th century. Owing to its prime location, Gwalior has been the seat of several powerful Indian dynasties. It is the fourth largest city in Madhya Pradesh and the tourist capital of the state. The city is home to some of the most beautiful palaces, monuments and temples in India. Gwalior is proud to embrace a medieval charm that still permeating through out the city.

 

The history of Gwalior is as captivating as the attractions spread across the city. The city and its magnificent structures of yesteryears like sand stone mosques, forts, rock temples and statues tell several chronicles of its glorious past.

 

The widespread city of Gwalior today combines the traditional with the modern. Tourists have a lot of options in the city –monuments, art, culture, shopping or spiritual experiences. Being the birthplace of the famous Hindustani singer Tansen, the city has deep connection to music. Many musical nites and cultural extravaganzas will be there in the city’s calendar.

 

The bazaars all round the city are famous for its lacquer ware, ornaments and beautiful dolls. In order to get a taste of the actual shopping experience that Gwalior has to offer, try visiting the local shops. Handmade rugs and exquisitely pained wall hangings can be bought from here for cheaper rates. The Gwalior State Government maintains many emporiums that house a variety of art and craft products of Madhya Pradesh like hand-woven saris, ethic jewellery, dokra statuettes.