Gwalior, the historical city of the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, occupying a strategic location in Central India, has served as center of several north Indian kingdoms. It is famous for the Gwalior Fort, which has changed hands many times through various dynasties – from the Tomars in the 8th century, to the Mughals, and then to the Marathas under the Scindias (1754).
The imposing Gwalior Fort overlooking and dominating the city, is undoubtedly its most magnificent monument. Popularly called the “Gibraltar of India”, the Fort is reputed to be one of the most structurally sound forts of India. The Sound and Light Show, conducted in the evenings at the Man Mandir Palace of Gwalior Fort, gives you a glimpse into its glorious past, with eloquent narration by Amitabh Bachchan, the legendary Indian film personality.
Other places of tourist interest in Gwalior include various Art Galleries and Museums, Jai Vilas Palace, Usha Kiran Palace, Teli ka Mandir, and Sun Temple.