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Well-known for its ancient temples, beautiful palaces and alluring monuments, Gwalior is the tourist capital of Madhya Pradesh. Gwalior is best known for being the birthplace of the great musician, Tansen. The city is also popular for its rich cultural heritage and glorious history.
Gwalior was once not only the capital of Scindias but is also a historically rich and one of the most popular cities of Madhya Pradesh. Gwalior has always been loved and visited by tourists for their stunning forts and intricate palaces that were at some point ruled by rulers of different era like the Mughals and in fact even the Tomars. The city was first ruled by them before it was seized by the Scindias. Gwalior are been popularly called as the Fort City and the city stands true to its name. When you visit Gwalior, you will also agree. Located at 122 km from Agra, Gwalior is also flanked by one of the biggest commercial and industrial zones and because it is also one of the largest city of Central India, Gwalior is today one of the biggest tourist attractions of Madhya Pradesh. And apart from all this, Gwalior was also one among the five princely states that got the honor of 21 gun salute during the British rule. The fourth largest city of Madhya Pradesh, Gwalior has also known to be an educational hub owing to the Scindia School that is situated right inside the Gwalior fort. This school was built in 1897 and today is considered to be one among the many important boarding schools of India. Initially this school was built only to be used by the nobles and also the princes. Also known as the city of music, it is said that this city was once visited by Tansen and today it houses one of the oldest and popular gharanas also called school of Hindustani classical music. This place is also Tansen’s final resting place apart from one of the nine gems that belong to Emperor Akbar’s court. The first ever museum that displays and exhibits musical instruments was built in Gwalior known as the Sarod Ghar.

History of Gwalior Madhya Pradesh dates back to the ancient times. According to some modern research, implements of Paleolithic age has been found in this region of the country. Many cave paintings have also been discovered in this area. Some pottary of the iron age has also been found in Gwalior. Indianholiday provides online information on the History of Gwalior Madhya Pradesh.
In the ancient text of Mahabharata a reference has been made about a place called Gopalkaksh. It has been described as the victory place of Bhima. According to some historians Gopalkaksh is Gopadri or Gopagiri, the old name of Gwalior. In the late period of 2nd century this city came under the influence of the Nagvans Clan. Bimnag, one of the important rulers of this dynasty shifted the capital from Vidisha to Padmavati(modern Pawaya). Pawaya is situated at a distance of 68 km from Gwalior. An important fort and the Dhoomeshwar Mahadeo Temple are areas of interest in Pawaya.

The History of Gwalior Madhya Pradesh also mentions that in the 5th century the Gwalior Fort came into being during the rule of Suraj Sen, the Kachhwaha Rajput prince. In the 10th century, Vrajdaman of the Kachapghat Rajvans took over Gwalior. In 1021 AD Mahmud of Gazni attacked Gwalior and Malik Bahauddin Tughluq, one of his lieutenants won it after an intense battle.
Around the 11th century Sallachan was given the charge of Gwalior fort. Later on Iltutmish was given the charge to man the fort by Qutbuddin Aibak. During later periods, various rulers of Slave and Tughlaq dynasty ruled in Gwalior in Madhya Pradesh.

According to the History of Gwalior Madhya Pradesh, the 14th century saw the Tomar clan coming into power taking advantage of the weak Islamic rulers. The most illustrous ruler of this dynesty was Man Singh who was instrumental in rebuilding the fort of Gwalior.
During the Third battle of Panipat Gowalior came under the rule of Jat ruler Lokandra Singh. In 1761 Mahadji Scindia an able Scindia ruler regained Gwalior. His successor Dulat Rao shifted the capital from Ujjain to Gwalior.The soldiers of Morat Cantonment from this place took active part in the revolt of 1857.
In April 1948 Madhya Bharat State was formed after merging Indore, Gwalior, Malwa and other small states.The present state of Madhya Pradesh was formed after merging Madhya Bharat, Vindhya, Maha Kosal and Bhopal.


Places to Visit Near Jaipur From 251 to 500

Below we have a list of tourist and business cities which are 251-500 km from Jaipur, and we offer Car Rental service to all of these cities. View the trips below.