I had spent almost a month of solo backpacking in Europe, exploring its mountains, fairy-tales villages, cobblestone streets, colorful houses, historic palaces, and much more.
Before even returning to India, I had made plans with my friends back home for a short trip from Delhi. I reached Delhi from Budapest on the morning of 9th September'18, and we still hadn't decided a place yet.
By night, we had already done thorough research of all the places we could visit and explore in the given 2-day time frame. And just when it started to seem that there won't be any plan, two of my friends took the initiative and finalized Gwalior and made the required bookings.
Phewww!! Finally, we were going to take this trip!!
We had to leave for Gwalior the next day early morning, so I had almost one day to rest and rejuvenate before going for the next trip.
HOW TO REACH GWALIOR FROM DELHI?
One of my friends had his car in the city, so we decided to self-drive from Delhi to Gwalior. Gwalior is around 330 km from Delhi, and if you take the Yamuna Expressway, it will take you about 6 hours to reach Gwalior. I would advise you to leave early morning to avoid city crowds.
Other options that you can consider are:
1. Self-Drive Rental Cars, like Zoomcar, EasyRentCars, Myles, Avis, etc.
2. You can take a bus from Delhi. It will take you around the same time. Make your booking through Redbus
3. Or book a train from Delhi to Gwalior using the official IRCTC website
It took us almost 3 hours to reach Agra from Delhi where we made a quick stop for breakfast at a funky hostel. And from Agra, it took us another 3 hours to reach Gwalior.
PS: We had decided to stop in Agra on our way back. You can do the other way too!