A historical city in Madhya Pradesh, Gwalior
is considered a Counter Magnet city to the Tier-I real estate markets. Situated 319 kilometres south of Delhi
and is surrounded by industrial and commercial zones of adjoining districts, it hosts several administrative and judicial organisations. With its strategic location in the Gird area of India, Gwalior
is a principal archaeological and historical site, besides being a seat of heritage, arts, and culture.
is a major railway junction in the northern-central region. It has also been awarded for being the best and cleanest station of North Central Railway zone. Gwalior
also enjoys smooth connectivity to various parts of the state and India through national and state highways. A Gwalior
Metro project proposed in 2014 is set to further boost its attractiveness. To meet the needs of the increasing population of the city, as well as to beautify it further for tourists, the local collector and municipal corporation have launched the Gwalior
Master Plan to improve the basic civic infrastructure of the city.
In the last few years, Gwalior
has emerged as a significant centre for education; it is home to numerous sought-after government and private universities and institutions. When it comes to health care, there are a number of prominent hospitals.
is a Tier-II city, the property prices here are not as high as those in metro cities. However, once the Gwalior
Metro project starts, the real estate rates are said to escalate at a rapid clip. The top property locations include Banarpura
, City Centre
, and Mahalgaon
Fort in the heart of the city holds is reputed for being one of the most structurally sound forts of India. Popularly called the Gibraltar of India, the fort exhibits a unique architecture and is a well-known tourist spot. It encompasses spectacular buildings like Vivsvaan Mandir, Shyam Vatika, Gujari Mahal, Sas-bahu temple, Teli ka Mandir, among others.
The Jai Vilas Mahal, once the palatial abode of the Scindias, is one of the largest museums in Madhya Pradesh today. It exudes a mix of British and Hindu architecture. There also are a few tombs and chatris of historic importance, such as Gaus Mohammeds tomb, Tansens tomb, the tomb of Rani Lakshmibai, etc.
Among other sites of interest are the Sun temple, Gwalior
Zoo, Tighra Dam, Swarna Lekha River, Kuno National Park, Madhav National Park, Chambal River Sanctuary, etc. These draw visitors from different parts of the country and beyond.
trade fair, started in 1905 by Maharaja Rao Scindia, has become the biggest fair in the state and India. There also are a number of prominent markets around the city, such as Maharaj Bada, Ghas Mandi, Loha Mandi, Hazira, etc. Additionally, the city hosts a number of shopping malls, a multiplex, gaming zones, entertainment centres and restaurants.