17 Must-Visit Attractions in Gwalior, India

Aerial view of the city from Gwalior Fort | © Manuel Menal/Wiki Commons
Aerial view of the city from Gwalior Fort | © Manuel Menal/Wiki Commons
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9 January 2018

Famous for its ancient architecture and grand historic significance, Gwalior never fails to amaze its visitors. Also known as the tourist capital of Madhya Pradesh, this culturally rich city should be on your list when visiting central India. Check out these famous attractions that you absolutely must visit on your next trip to Gwalior.

Sahastrabahu Temple (Sas Bahu Ka Mandir)

Built in dedication to Lord Vishnu in the 11th century, the twin Sahastrabahu Temple is well-known for its intricate wall carvings. It is also called Sas Bahu Ka Mandir (temple of mother-in-law and daughter-in-law) with the Sas temple being the larger one and the Bahu temple being the smaller one.

Sas Bahu Ka Mandir, Fort Campus, Near Post Office, Gwalior Fort, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, India, 097815 76646

Bada Market

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Bada
Bada - the central market of Gwalior city | © YashiWong/Wiki Commons
If you’re looking to shop in Gwalior, visit Bada, which is the central market of the city. The place has a central garden with fountains, as well as a view of surrounding buildings and offices with ancient architecture. You can also visit the adjacent Patankar Bazar and Sarafa Bazar to catch a glimpse of the city markets.

Jai Vilas Palace

Now a museum, the Jai Vilas Palace houses the Scindia legacy. It is quite famous for its silver toy train, which was used to serve food for the royal family, housing two of the largest chandeliers in the world, the largest hall carpet of Asia and the magnificent Durbar Hall.

Jai Vilas Palace, Lashkar, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, India

Moti Mahal and Baija Taal

Moti Mahal was once a palace of the Scindia dynasty and now stands as a government office. However, it still retains its old Mughal architecture. Adjacent to Moti Mahal is the Baija Taal Cultural Complex, which serves as an open-air theatre for various cultural programs.

Baija Taal with Moti Mahal in the backdrop | © VidhuKhare/Wiki Commons