about Gwalior says that it owes its name to a sage of former times.
The story goes thus - Suraj Sen, a prince of the Kachhwaha clan of the
8th century had lost his way in the jungle and ultimately wandered up
to a secluded hill. Thereafter he met an old man, Sage Gwalipa, whose
influence almost took him by surprise. On asking the sage for some
drinking water he was led to a pond. The pool waters not only quenched
his thirst but cured him of leprosy as well. Out of gratefulness he
wished to offer something in return to the sage and the sage asked him
to build a fort on the hill. Thus came up the fort named Gwalior, and
eventually the city that developed around it got its name.
The Gwalior Airport is
well connected to important cities like Mumbai, Indore, Bhopal,
The Gwalior railhead is
situated within the city area. It is on the main Delhi-Mumbai and
Delhi-Chennai rail route.
Gwalior is extremely
well linked by a good network of roadways and road transport to
all the important towns of Madhya Pradesh and adjacent areas.
Man Mandir Palace
Built by Man Singh Tomar between 1486 and 1516, the Man Mandir is a
huge palace. It is supposedly the fort’s prized possession. Also known
as the Chitra Mandir or the Palace of Paintings, it exhibits tiled and
painted decorations of peacocks and several other birds.
Gujari Mahal and Archaeological Museum
Gujari Mahal speaks of Man Singh’s love for his ninth Gujar wife,
Mrignayni, in loving memory of whom this special palace was built. It
now serves as a museum housing a large collection of stone carvings.
As the name suggests, the Sas-Bahu temples, located on the other part
of the fort, are not dedicated to a mother-in-law (Sas) and
daughter-in-law (Bahu). Sas-Bahu is the name given to two adjacent
temples of different sizes. The larger of the two is ornately
decorated and sculpted with beautiful statuettes and intricate
hh - heritage hotel ; ph -
palace hotel ; bh - boutique hotel ; gh - guest house ; hs - home stay