The ancient capital of Gwalior is steeped in the splendour of its past. A multitude of reigning dynasties of great Rajput clans like the Pratiharas, Kachwahas and Tomars have left indelible marks of their rule in this city of palaces, temples, and monuments. The magnificent mementoes of a glorious past have been preserved with care, giving Gwalior a unique and timeless appeal.
Legend has it that in 8 AD, a chieftain called Suraj Sen was stricken by a deadly disease. He was cured by a hermit saint, Gwalipa, and in gratitude, he founded a city which he named after the saint who had given him the gift of a new life.
The new city of Gwalior became, over the centuries, the cradle of great dynasties. With each dynasty, the city gained new dimensions from warrior kings, poets, musicians and saints, all contributing to developing it into a capital renowned throughout the country. Today, Gwalior is a modern Indian city, vibrant and bustling.
This guided tour is free.