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Gwalior - a historical Indian city - is located on the periphery of Madhya Pradesh State, “the heart of India” 321 Kms (199.5 Miles) south of Delhi and 121 Kms (76 Miles) from Agra.
In the east of the city are two magnificent examples of early Mughal architecture. One is mausoleum of, 16th century Sufi saint Ghous Mohammed, and another is tomb of Mian Tansen, a great singer and one of the 'Nine Jewels' of Emperor Akbar'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.
Massive Gwalior Fort, popularly called Gibraltar of India overlooks the city. The great Mughal Emperor Babur presumably described it as, "The pearl in the necklace of the forts of Hind".
Rich in cultural heritage and architectural 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.

Major attractions:-

Sas - Bahu Temples
Jain Sculptures
Man Singh Palace
Jai Vilas Palace and Scindia Museum
Sun Temple
Sarod Ghar
Memorial of Rani Jhansi
Tomb of Tansen
Mausoleum of Ghous Mohammed
Teli ka Mandir
Archeological Museum
Gurudwara Data Bandi Chhode
Gujri Mahal

Other attractions:-

Downtown Bada ( little India in the heart of India.) :-
This is the busiest place in Gwalior. There is a garden in the middle of which stands a copper sculpture of Maharaja of Gwalior, Late Jiyaji Rao Scindhia. This garden is surrounded by shopping centers.

Sound and Light Show -
Depicting the tales of by gone era of Gwalior regime, the sound and light show is held every evening in front of the Man Mandir. The combination of light and sound takes you back to the time of raja's and maharajas.


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