Gwalior is a city in Madhya Pradesh state of India which is especially known for its historical palaces and temples out there. If you’re in love with traveling and willing to plan a tour in Gwalior, this article will help you find some rarely-known places to visit in the city.
However, there’re some very known and famous places such as Gwalior Zoo, Fort, etc. that can be easily found and visited but in this post, I’m going to share with you the top 10 rarely known places to visit in Gwalior (Madhya Pradesh, India).
As I spend most of the days in a month in Gwalior because it’s my home city, I thought to compile a list of some most beautiful tourist places, tasty restaurants, and divine temples that you should not miss visit when you travel to Gwalior city.
The Most Beautiful Tourist Places to Visit in Gwalior
First of all, let me share with you some of the most beautiful places to visit in Gwalior city. So, check them out below:
Situated on a small hill, it is the most beautiful place to visit in Gwalior. It is the best place to visit for those who want some mental peace as this place has a very peaceful ambiance free from city pollution.
It is just 3.5 km from Gwalior Railway Station. Located beside Harishankarpuram, near Railway Crossing. It will take around 15 minutes by a taxi to reach Needam.
Sun Temple, also known as Surya Mandir, is another beautiful place to visit in Gwalior. It is however a temple of lord Sun but you can also visit here for spending some peaceful time.
Sun Temple of Gwalior is located beside the Birla Hospital, Near Pinto Park, Near Gole Ka Mandir. You can just ask anybody for the exact location of Sun Temple in these areas or just catch a taxi and tell the driver you want to go to Surya Mandir which is near Birla Hospital. It’s all.
It is one of the most beautiful gardens/parks in Gwalior. If you’ve some time to spend in Gwalior, visit this garden and better will be you visit here in the evening for much beautiful sight.
Situated around Phool Bagh (a very commonly known place in Gwalior) and beside the Gwalior Zoo, Italian Garden is just 1.7 km from Gwalior Railway Station which will take just 5 minutes to reach via a taxi.
Tomb of Tansen
The most beautiful architecture of this place attracts tourists. Tansen was one of the great musicians of India and also among one of the nine gems of the Mughal court. The Tomb of Tansen is situated in Tansen Nagar, Gwalior.
If you live in Gwalior, you can visit the place any day between 9 AM to 6 PM. But, if you’re planning to travel to Gwalior from outside of the city or country, you should visit in the month of December so that you’ll have privilege to witness the most awaited music festival, Tansen Samaroh which is held every year at the tomb of Tansen.
The Best Restaurants For Most Delicious Food in Gwalior
When there’s Zomato and Swiggy, it has become much easier to find out the best restaurants and order food online. But, according to my own reference, I’m sharing a few restaurants where you may visit for your food needs when you travel to Gwalior.
Amritsari Naan is a small vegetarian restaurant in Gwalior famous for its tasty Naans. There are a different kinds of naans available such as butter naan, paneer naan, aalu naan, etc. with many delicious dishes.
Amritsari Naam restaurant is situated in Lalitpur Colony, Lashkar, near the Achaleshwar temple of Lord Shiva. It is 3.4 Kilometers from Gwalior Railway Station which will take around 10 minutes to reach.
Choti Wala restaurant is situated near Gwalior Railway Station and anybody around the station can tell you the directions to the restaurant. The food at this restaurant is very delicious and that’s why it’s so famous in the city.
Bamboo restaurants look very beautiful, pleasant, and also romantic. You can go there with your loved ones to enjoy the delicious food in the creatively natural environment.
It is also near Gwalior Railway Station which should take just 2 minutes via a taxi and around 5 minutes by walk. Situated in front of Bal Bhavan, beside Roop Singh Stadium.
Divine Temples of Gwalior; You Must Visit At Least Once
Along with some most beautiful places and restaurants, there’re some really divine and peaceful temples out there in Gwalior city. Check out the following three temples I used to visit.
Sheetla Mata Mandir
It is one of the most divine temples of Gwalior. The best time to visit this temple is the time of Navaratri. It is the time when you’ll find the most devotional and beautiful scenario full of hundreds of devotees.
However, I’m not sure about the exact distance between Gwalior Railway Station and Sheetla Mandir, but it takes around 20 to 25 minutes with a car/taxi.
Jorasi Hanuman Mandir
Jorasi is a village in Dabra Tehsil, Gwalior. The lord Hanuman temple of this village is very popular and people used to visit from different cities around the country. The temple is famous for “Jorasi Hanuman Mandir” name.
Sai Baba Temple
This is the only popular Sai Baba temple in Gwalior city. I used to visit here every Thursday. It is situated near Phoolbagh, Sai Baba Mandir Road. If you’ve travelled from outside the city, it will take less than 10 minutes to reach.
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There’re Many More Places to Visit
It’s truly very hard for me to include all the beautiful, peaceful, and divine places of Gwalior city to visit because there’re many more places to visit.
Although, I tried to include only rarely known places of Gwalior city, most of the places mentioned in the article might be very known to the citizens of Gwalior city.
Still, I ignored including the Gwalior Fort, Zoo, Jai Vilas Palace, etc. just because all the are very known so I didn’t get any logic to list them here.
All these 10 places are worth visiting at least once but still let me make it much easier to choose if you didn’t have enough time; Tomb of Tansen to view something historic in Gwalior and Vivekanand Needam for peace of mind, Amritsari Naan for delicious food, and for the temple the god is everywhere but I will still recommend you to visit Sheetla Mata Mandir at least once.