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About Gwalior

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Temples & Religious Places

Teli ka Mandir

Teli ka Mandir is located within the Gwalior Fort. It is dedicated to the god Vishnu, it has been dated to between the 8th and 11th centuries AD. It is both the loftiest and oldest surviving structure within the fort.

Sun Temple

The Surya Mandir or Sun Temple is one of the most breathtaking shrines as well as an architectural wonder that adorns the city of Gwalior. The temple is dedicated to the holy Sun God and was constructed in the year 1988 by the famous industrialist G.D. Birla.
It is inspired by the Sun Temple in Konark.

Saas Bahu Temple

There are two temples, which are conjointly known as the Sas Bahu Temple . One of the temples is bigger than the other, and perhaps for that reason, one is considered as the Mother-in Law while the other as the Daughter-in-Law. Graceful figures are in scripted on the wall of the temple and there are pillars that are also display architectural skills.

Chaturbhuj Mandir

Chatarbhuj Mandir, Madhya Pradesh was built in AD 876 and is a Vishnu shrine. It is also called the temple of the four armed.
Chatarbhuj Mandir is one of the important destinations in the picturesque city of Gwalior in Madhya Pradesh.

Crops

Gwalior has a rich alluvial plain, irrigated by canal from the Harsi, Tigra, and Kaketo dams. Wheat, jowar, rice, and pulses are the chief crops grown, and sandstone is quarried.

Offices & Industries

Gwalior is surrounded by 3 Industrial areas – Sitholi, Banmore and Malanpur, with Malanpur being the largest. The city used to have big manufacturing industries, such as Gwalior Grasim and J.C. MILLS of Birlanagar, but now this sector is left with only one major factory – J.B.Mangharam Ltd. But the other 3 sectors have many industries. 

The important ones are from dairy, chemical, manufacturing, textiles, and other industries. Handicraft and small industries are also found like Gwalior potteries. Gwalior is also an important historical and tourism sector of the country. Therefore, the tourism sector also puts an effect into the city's economy. Gwalior is part of NCR. The Gwalior Trade Fair is an annual trade fair showcasing the economy of Gwalior. There are some manufacturing set-ups of some companies like UFlex (Flex Industries Ltd), SRF, Ranbaxy Laboratories, Cadbury, J. K. Tyres, Surya Bulbs, SiyaRam and Railway spring factory Sitholi.' Most of the Local population is involved with trading firms or are self-employed. Many run OMEs and SMEs with Gwalior and Agra as the local market. The city is scattered with coaching institutes and Educational institutions which provide employment to a large section of city's population.

A few important companies residing in Gwalior are:
⦁ State Bank of India
⦁ Crompton Greaves
⦁ Mondelez International
⦁ Punj Lloyd
⦁ Cipla
⦁ Godrej
⦁ Airtel
⦁ JK Tyres


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Schools

Gradually, Gwalior has also developed in the education sector and has build up quite a few good schools and universities for students not only from M.P but all over the country.

Scindia School

The Scindia School is an Indian boarding school for boys, established in 1897, and situated in the historic Gwalior Fort, in the city of Gwalior.
Address: Fort Gwalior, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh 474008
Phone: +91 - 751 - 2480750
FAX: +91 - 751 - 2480650

Carmel Convent School

The Carmel Convent Senior Secondary School in Gwalior, India was founded by the Carmelite Sisters of St. Teresa. St. Teresa who had helped in the spread of modern English education to the common masses of India.
Address: Phalka Bazar, Lashkar, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh 474001
Phone: 0751 262 5265

Delhi Public School

The school is CBSE affiliated and under the aegis of the DPS Society, New Delhi.It is ranked no.1 school in Gwalior by Education World and digital learning magazine.
Address: AB Road, Rairu, Nirawali, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh 474010
Phone: 0751 256 8444

Little Angels High School

It evolved from a primary school established in Gwalior in 1990 to become a co-educational English-medium secondary school with 2,200 students.
Address: Mahadji Nagar, Shivpuri Link Road, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh 474009
Phone: 0751 401 4010

Colleges

Jiwaji University

Jiwaji University is a public affiliated university. The name comes from that of George Jivajirao Scindia of Gwalior.
It offers a plethora of certificate, diploma, bachelor's and master's courses.
Address: Jiwaji University, Mahalgaon, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh 474001
Phone: 0751 244 2712

ITM University

It is one of the most remarkable universities in the city providing courses in sciences, engineering, management, fine arts, social sciences, arts, and nursing.
Address: AH-43 Bypass, Jhansi Rd, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh 475001
Phone: 077730 05063

Atal Bihari Vajpaye Institute

It provides variety of courses in technical and management field as well. It is one of the most preferred universities of Gwalior.
Address: Morena Link Road, Near IDBI Bank ATM, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh 474001
Phone: 0751 244 9816

Gwalior Engineering College

Commonly known as GEC, has been established by Mahatma Dhule Education Society started in year 2003. 

It has been planned for development with all modern facilities of Buildings, Laboratories, Workshop, Computer Center, Library, Audio-Visual teaching-aids, Games & Sports facilities and other recreational facilities.

Address: Airport Road, Maharajpura, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh 474015
Phone: 0751 247 9942


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Madhav Institute of Technology and Science

Madhav Institute of Technology and Science, formerly known as Madhav Engineering College and commonly called as "MITS Gwalior", is a government-aided autonomous institute founded in 1957.

The institute offers bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in engineering along with Bachelor in Architecture and Master in Computer Application.
Address: Gola ka Mandir, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh 474005
Phone: 0751 240 9354


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Festivals

Gwalior celebrates all the Indian Festivals including Makara Sankranti, Holi, Rang Panchami, Gudi Padwa, Nag-Panchmi, Rakhi, Ganesh Utsav, Navaratri, Dussehra, Durga Puja, Diwali, Mahavir Jayanti, Ahilya Utsav, Eid-ul-Fitr, Christmas, etc with vigour.

⦁ Baredi is a popular festival and is celebrated a day after Diwali. Performed by male dancers of Ahir (cowherd) community from Bundelkhand region, it is performed on the legend of Krishna.
⦁ Tansen Samaroh is held every year at the tomb of the music maestro in Gwalior. Held in December, the Tansen Samaroh was the most significant music festival of Gwalior State. Nowadays it is organised by the MP government. Well-known musicians participate in the Samaroh to offer musical tribute to Tansen.


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Places Around

Gwalior Fort

This is known to be one of the most structurally sound forts of India, having been improved by Raja Man Singh Tomar where a previous structure existed. It occupies an isolated rock outcrop.

Jai Vilas Mahal

Also called Jai Vilas Palace, is the residential palace turned museum of the Maratha rulers of Gwalior - the Scindias. It is in the heart of the city. The palace has notable collections of antiques and also some of the old time gadgets and collections that can't be easily seen.

The museum is one of the largest in Madhya Pradesh and has the world's largest chandelier and the complex is a mixture of British as well as Hindu architecture. The palace was made in 1874 as an attempt to bring the palace of Versailles to Gwalior.


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Tighra Dam

Tighra is a nice place for an outing. The dam is now being used to store water from the Sank river and supply water to the whole of the city. There is boating as well as adventure sports' facilities.

Parks

The Lashkar part of Gwalior has many beautiful parks, including the Phool Bagh or the garden of flowers build for the welcome of prince of Cambridge and the Italian Garden - the garden which was used by the Scindias as a place of relaxation, is built in Italian texture with a water pool surrounded by musical fountains. Ambedkar Park and Gandhi Park are the other prominent parks.

Transportation

Airport

Rajmata Vijya Raje Scindia Vimantal is the airport of Gwalior. It has an Indian Air Force Base which stations Mirage fighters.

Rail
Gwalior is a major railway junction in the Northern central region. The Gwalior Junction (Station code: GWL) is the part of the North Central Railways. Gwalior is one of the few places where both narrow gauge and broad gauge railways tracks are operational.

Gwalior is the terminus for the longest narrow gauge route operating in the world, covering a distance of 198 km from Gwalior Junction to Sheopur. Gwalior Junction is a five railway track intersection point. It won an award for the best and cleanest station of North Central Railway zone.

Local Transport (Road):
This mainly consists of Tempos, auto rickshaw taxis, Ola Cabs, and micro-buses. Municipal Corporation's "Gwalior City Bus" covers some routes in the city. Blue Radio taxis are also available in Gwalior.

Major Roads
Gwalior is fairly well connected to other parts of Madhya Pradesh and India by national and state highways. The proposed North-south-Corridor of the Golden-Quadrilateral Highway project passes through the city.

The Agra-Bombay national highway (NH3) passes through Gwalior, connecting it to Shivpuri on one end and Agra on the other.The Yamuna Expressway is easily accessible from Agra for the travellers going to New Delhi.
The city is connected to the Jhansi by the National Highway 75, towards the south of the city. The northern part of the city is connected to Mathura via National Highway 3. There are bus services to and from all major and minor cities near Gwalior, including Bhopal, Agra, Delhi, Jabalpur, Jhansi, Bhind, Morena, Dholpur, Etawah, Datia, Jaipur, and Indore.


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Facts

⦁ Gwalior fort is site of mathematical interest because here a 9th century Hindu temple records the oldest “0” in India.
The temple is dated to 876 A. D. and is much older than the current fort. Temple is dedicated to Vishnu, The temple is named Chatur-bhuja, that of the four-armed god.

⦁ It is said that Mughal emperor Babur (1483-1531) described Gwalior fort as "The pearl in the necklace of the forts of Hind."
⦁ The Gwalior Fort is popularly called "the Gibraltar of India".


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Important Contact Nos.

Ambulance

Important Contact Nos
Ambulance Service:
⦁ Kasturi Devi Ambulance Service
Address: Posti khana, Fort Road, City, Gwalior - 474003,
Phone: +(91)-9329623246 , +(91)-9893169078

⦁ Parihar Ambulance Service
Address: House No 4, Gali No 1, Lashkar, Gwalior - 474001, Naka Chanrawadani, Jah Campus
Phone: +(91)-9300678453 , +(91)-9926647930

⦁ Surange Ambulance Service
Address: 168, Jamdar Khana 1, Lashkar, Gwalior - 474001
Phone: +(91)-8085273327 , +(91)-9827063799

Police Helpline
Gwalior Police: 0751-2445222, 2445333
Sinior Citizen: 1253
Traffic Helpline: 1073
Women Helpline 1091
We care for you: 7049112018
Control Room : 100,0751-2445222,0751-2445333

Fire Brigade - 101, 2342101


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