When it comes to long weekends, all my friends plans to visit mountains & as all of are working, long weekends means a lot. So, i decided to visit a less touristy place: Gwalior. The princely state has some interesting places & facts to offer than it seems.
As i boarded the shatabdi from New Delhi railway station at 06:00, and during end of January, it is very common for trains to get delayed so always consider this before planning your trip in foggy time. Sitting in the train, i planned my whole day knowing the train is delayed by 02 hours & i need to look for an accommodation as well. As soon as i reached Gwalior, i looked for few small lodges near to the railway station to save time where you will have multiple options to stay & for meals also. I selected a room in a near by hotel for Rs. 600, freshen up, & started the tour with some south India food from India coffee house which offers good south Indian dishes at a reasonable price. After that meal, without wasting any time, i took an auto who charged 500 bucks for full day tour taking to all the main highlights point of the city.
Firstly i went straight to the famous Sun Temple of Gwalior. Sadly i was not allowed click any pictures from the inside however, it was really beautiful as it is a replica of one in Konark. It situated aside from city center surrounded by beautiful garden. Built by the Birla family in early 1980s is very famous for tourist along with locals as well for it's dedication to Suryadev.