Gwalior is one of the most happening tourist destinations in India. Majorly known for its rich past and royal charm, Gwalior has a lot to offer to all the tourists and visitors coming from different parts of the world. Gwalior fort, Tansen Tomb, Teli ka Mandir, Man Mandir Palace, Rani Laxmibai’s Tomb, Suraj Kund, Scindia Museum and such many more tourist attractions are present in the city to mesmerize everyone with their glorious charm.
If you are planning one day tour of this city then get ready to spend a memorable time in the city. Numbers of famous tourist spots, shopping avenues, local markets and bazaars, chic restaurants and famous chaat shops in Gwalior are waiting to make your trip completely enjoyable. However, it would be better to know about major attractions of the city before you plan your one day trip to Gwalior.
How to Reach Gwalior?
Being a major city of Madhya Pradesh, Gwalior is well connected with other major parts of the country through rail, road and air ways. Internal transport is also good as city buses, micro buses, cars, cabs, autos, blue radio taxis and cycle-rickshaws are easily available in the city.
If you want to experience local life of the city then opt for shared autos which are most popular for their nominal fares and are available in every nook and corner of the city. Apart from that one can also avail car rental services in Gwalior for comfortable commuting in and around the city.
Approximate Cab Charges in Gwalior
Cabs are one of the most
convenient modes of transportation at any place. Just like other major
parts of the country several car rental service providers are present in
Gwalior and providing good services in the city. You may directly
contact or online book cab for commuting in the city.
Bus service for sightseeing is also available in Gwalior for tourists and visitors. Madhya Pradesh State Tourism Development Corporation Ltd. (MPSTDC) provides special bus service for Gwalior Darshan at affordable prices. Bus tour covers most of the major tourist places of Gwalior such as Sun Temple, Gwalior Fort, Sound & Light Show, Gujari Mahal, JaiVilas Palace & Museum, Tansen Tomb, Gaus Mohammad Tomb and Laxmibai Smarak.
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Start your day with visit to Sun Temple in Gwalior
Though covering all the tourist places of the city in a single day is not possible but well planned itinerary may help you in covering all major tourist spots in Gwalior. Start your day with visiting the famous Sun Temple which is dedicated to Sun god and is located near residency at Morar, Gwalior.
After rendering your prayers and seeking blessings from Sun God you can move on to the beautiful Jai Vilas Palace & Museum to know more about Scindia dynasty and history of Gwalior. Then Laxmibai Smarak, Tansen Tomb and Gaus Mohammad Tomb are best options to go for. After visiting all these places plan out a picnic at Tigra Dam.
Spend your afternoon at Tigra Dam and Gwalior Fort
Tigra Dam, built on Chambal River is located just 23 km distant from Gwalior city. It is one of the most popular picnic spots in Gwalior and wonderful place to spend quality time with family and friends during afternoon. You can take your picnic lunch in serene natural surroundings here.
Next, get ready for historical journey and head for Gwalior Fort which is one of the top tourist attractions in Gwalior. Once you step in Gwalior Fort, you will amuse to see marvel of architecture.
First of all, visit Daata Bandi Chhor Gurudwara, built in memory of Sri Guru Hargobind Sahib. Then head to Teli ka Mandir, the highest temple located within Gwalior Fort complex. Dedicated to Lord Vishnu, this temple is perfect blend of north and south Indian Architecture.
Suraj Kund is famous picnic spot in fort complex. Man Mandir Palace, Gujari Mahal and Sas-Bahu ka Mandir are also center of attraction in this fort.
Explore local markets during evening hours
Once all sightseeing is over, get ready to explore local markets to enjoy shopping in Gwalior during evening hours. You will find numbers of shops flooded with traditional sarees, handicrafts, artifacts, handlooms, jewelery, clothes and other stuff which will make you shopaholic for sure.
Arihant Emporium, Patankar Bazar, Sarafa Market, Bada and Naya Bazar, Dindayal City Mall and several other local markets and bazaars are ready to serve you with best shopping options in the city. So, don’t miss out buying some special gifts for your loved ones as souvenirs of your one day trip to Gwalior.
Conclude your day relishing cuisines at famous restaurants in Gwalior
Now, its turn to relish your taste buds with some of the delicious and delectable cuisines of the region. There are lots of options available in the city as you can find a large number of hotels, restaurants, dhabas and outlets of popular food chains.
Mughalai restaurants of Gwalior are much popular among Non-vegetarians and pure vegetarian restaurants are also present to cater vegetarians. The Yellow Chilli, Kwality Restaurant, Moti Mahal Delux, Punjabi Zayka, Silver Saloon, Alfanzo, Swad Restaurant, Tansen Restaurant, Rajbhog Restaurant, The Mansingh, Shri Chotiwala Ji, Salt N Pepper Restaurant and Indian Coffee House are some of the popular restaurants in Gwalior. Rituraj Dhaba, Prince Mama Dhaba and Choudhary Dhaba are popular dhabas in the city where one can find mouthwatering food at reasonable prices.