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iXiGOers Dec 09 2012

What are the popular things to do in Gwalior?

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A trip to Gwalior means traversing through the crucial turns of Indian history. From its vibrant youth culture to its towering palaces, you simply cannot afford to miss the subtle charm that the city radiates. If such is the case, don’t you think you must make a list of all those crucial activities that you should definitely try here? Some of them are-

  • The Tansen Festival, organized annually in the month of November or December, is the most important cultural event in the city. So, if you happen to find yourself in this majestic city during this time, don’t miss on this one. The 4-day event is held at the city’s iconic Tansen Tomb.

  • Gwalior Fort, the symbol of the city’s rich history, must be the topmost priority on your mind when you are here. Gwalior Fort exhibits a brilliant light and sound show which is organized at 8.30 pm in the summers (March to October) and at 7.30 pm in winters (November to February). The show costs INR 40 per head.

  • Do visit Jai Villas Palace, a royal residence-cum-museum, which the world’s largest chandelier and reflects a unique blending of Indian and British architecture.

  • Dindayal City Mall is the biggest mall in the state of Madhya Pradesh. Do make a visit when you feel like refreshing your senses through luxury after a long day of sightseeing.

  • Also, you can try collecting a few souvenirs to take back home. Some popular ones are leather products, carpets and accessories.

  • After a long and exhaustive day of exploring the terrains of Gwalior, if you feel like idling your nights away in a bar, then Gwalior has quite a few good options. The Bada Bar in Hotel Usha Kiran Palace is a popular choice, given its perfect ambience and the variety in services.

  • If you are a fond historian, go to the base of Gwalior Fort where within Gujari Mahal, you can find the State Archaeological Museum, which houses several antique Jain and Hindu sculptures.

Doesn’t this all sound so fascinating? Well, Gwalior is sure to floor you.

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