The historic city of Gwalior is situated in Madhya Pradesh, a central Indian state. The city is full of palaces, fort, age old temples and many other monuments built by the various rulers who once ruled over the state at different period of time. A visit to the Gwalior fort is a must. Build on the hillocks overlooking the city, the Gwalior fort stands with all its grandeur and rich history. The fort is known as the Gibraltar of India and has many magnificent palaces and monuments. The beautiful Man Mandir Palace built by Man Singh Tomar of the Tomar dynasty deserves special mention. The Ghaus’s Tomb enclave depicting the extravagant Mughal architecture is the burial sites of Ghaus Mohammed, a 16th century Sufi saint and his disciple Tansen, the greatest Indian musician in the court of Akbar. Presently, the Tansen Music Festival is held at this site. The tomb of Rani Laxmi Bai, one of the most prominent leaders of the 1857 revolt is also situated at Gwalior. The marvellous Jai Vilas Palace of the Scindia Dynasty, Gujri Mahal and State Museum are notable tourist spot.
Gwalior is also known to be the ancient site of Jain worship. There are series of caves or rock-cut sculptures of Jain beliefs. Huge Jain statues are also carved on the walls of the fort. Other remarkable places of worship are the Sas Bahu Mandir, Data Band Chor Gurudwara, Sanatana Dharma Mandir and Achaleshwara. The city is well connected by roads and railways. It has its own airport having provisions for only domestic flights.