The rugged ramparts of Gwalior reverberate with history. Unfolding tales of grandeur can be traced back to the 6th century. Fierce battles, passionate romances and tales of valour are etched on the sandstone of this former kingdom. One such tale is of how the patron saint of the shepherds and cowherds, Gwalipa cured the king, and thus the city was named Gwalior after him.
Today, the kingdom has declined, and the monarchs are history, but the splendour of Gwalior lives on in its magnificent palaces, the glittering chandeliers, the exquisitely carved temples and the melodies of Tansen?s ragas. The romance and legend of Gwalior beckons as one traces the history of warriors, kings and poets.
Gwalior is just a 2-hour drive from Agra and a 3 ? hour drive from New Delhi.