With a splendid medieval fort, fantastical legends and a heritage of extraordinary classical musicians, Gwalior’s rich history offers and intriguing glimses into the past. It is the seat of one of India’s most prominent political families, and has many a tale of kings, sages and miracles to share.
Gwalior is an Indian Air Force base, and does not operate flights very frequently. There are a few flights a week to Mumbai and New Delhi, from where you can travel to the rest of the country. Khajuraho’s airport is about 270km away, while New Delhi’s airport is about 330km away; it takes about six hours to drive to either of them.
Gwalior Railway Station is well connected to Indian cities by direct trains, and can be reached from New Delhi by the New Delhi – Bhopal Shatabdi, India’s fastest train.
Gwalior is well connected by bus to Agra, Jhansi, Jaipur and New Delhi. Operators include private agencies as well as the State Transport Department, and tickets can be booked online.
Gwalior has a good network of roads connecting it to nearby cities. The Agra – Mumbai National Highway 3 passes through Gwalior, which continues onwards to New Delhi.