Home / India / Gwalior


GWALIOR - According to local tradition, Gwalior owes its name to a sage called Gwalipa. In the 8th century, a chieftain called Suraj Sen was stricken by a deadly disease. He was cured by the hermit saint Gwalipa, and in gratitude founded a city which he named after the saint who had given him the gift of new life.

A historic city, Gwalior, the former princely state is famed for its outstanding palaces, sacred temples, and glorious monuments. Gwalior's history is as fascinating as the attractions in the city. A cradle of great dynasties, this fabulous city was in existence over the centuries. The magnificent momentoes of a glorious past have been preserved with care, giving Gwalior an appeal unique and timeless. Gwalior is considered to be a city where a rich cultural tradition has been interwoven into the fabric of modern life.