The Scindias Jaivilas palace - Jaivilas palace is a Spectacular palace and the museum very well maintained. It's stupendous european architecture will leave you mesmerized, especially The Durbar hall. you need at-least 2 hour to explore. You can visit between 10 am to 5 pm, museum closed on Monday and all National holidays.
Top things to do in Gwalior
Attend Gwalior fair - The fair is one of the most colorful fairs of India. It is basically a trade fair and famous for cattle trade but further divided into several sectors you can visit shilp bazar which is famous for handmade artifacts articles, I personally liked only shilp bazar as it offers lots of things for shopping and was little less chaotic then other sectors. It starts in the second week of January and continues until February.
Tansen Music Festival - The Tansen Sangeet Samaroh is celebrated every year on the Tansen Tomb in Gwalior during the month of December.
- This Museum of Music has been set up in the old ancestral house of musician Hafiz Ali Khan. It houses ancient instruments of the Indian masters of the past. It also houses an impressive collection of photographs and documents.
How to reach Gwalior
Gwalior is well connected via air, rail and road. There are direct flights from Mumbai and Delhi. I have seen many tourists traveling from Agra to Khajuraho, my suggestion to them would be to add one day stop to Gwalior on the way.
Distance from major tourist destinations
Delhi - 350 km
Agra - 120 km
Jaipur - 345 km
Khajuraho - 282 km
Top nearby places to see
Agra - (120 km) Agra theTaj Nagari needs no introduction. I have seen many people traveling to khajuraho after visiting Agra, I will suggest to make Gwalior a one day stop on the way.
Jhansi - (103 km) Jhansi City of Rani Lakshmi Bai. Jhansi Fort is a must visit place in Jhansi.
Orchha - (124 KM) Chaturbhuj Temple, Orchha Fort, Ram Raja Temple, Chhatris Cenotaphs, Jahangir Mahal and many more places. Orchha is a very beautiful city on the bank of Betwa river
- Best time to visit Gwalior is winter November to February, avoid summer as it is very difficult to explore the fort in hot weather as temperature easily crosses 40 degree celsius.
- keep time for exploring the Gwalior fort as well as Jaivilas palace because both places are pretty vast and lots of monuments to explore in fort.
- If your budget permits Stay in a Heritage Hotel. Usha kiran palace and Deo bagh both are magnificent Heritage Hotel. Staying at heritage hotel is definitely a kingly experience.