Gwalior undoubtedly teems with many attractions. From the regal charm of Jai Vilas Palace to the awe-inspiring Gwalior Fort, options for tourists are many. However, apart from places of interest within its folds, Gwalior also has a lot to offer to tourists around its vicinity. Excursions around the place are as interesting and as varied as the tourist attractions within the city. These excursions include visits to places like Agra, Jhansi, Chanderi, Orchha, Shivpuri and others. Apart from that, you can also go for short trips to nearby hamlets and towns, with tourist places in the form of monuments, murals, temples and wildlife. Know more about places to see near Gwalior here.
A small village with narrow streets, Datia is located 74 km from
Gwalior. It is famous for its Bundela palaces and murals. The
seven-storied palace of Raja Bir Singh Dao, located atop a mass of
hills, is definitely worth visiting. The Gopeshwar Temple and the
tantric peeth of Pitamabara Devi also presents some interesting sights.
Savor the rustic feel of the place and watch peacocks as you visit
On your visit to Gwalior, a place that you cannot afford to miss is
Pawaya. Known as 'Padmavati' in ancient times, the place is located 68
km from Gwalior. The city evokes its historic charm through its ancient
archaeological specimens that date back to 1st and 8th centuries.
Dhoomeshwar Mahadeo Temple and the ruins of an ancient fort, built by
the Parmars, are some of its many attractions.
Located 65 km from Gwalior, on the Datia-Gwalior road, is Sonagiri. It
is famous for its string of white Jain temples. There are as many as 77
temples scattered in the hills and about 26 temples in the nearby
villages. Sonagiri is a famous Jain pilgrimage site and is sacred to the
Digambar Jains. The ornate interiors and the magnificent idols of the
temples make the place a mosaic of beauty and serenity.
Tigra Dam is a popular picnic spot across the shores of the Chambal
River and is located 23 km from the Gwalior city. The place is,
therefore, ideal for weekend getaways, with its picturesque setting and
bracing environs. You ought to have a quick trip to Tigra Dam if you are
looking forward to revel in the glory of nature. You can also soak in
the sun and try your hands at fishing.
A rugged terrain that calls to mind the snapshots of rampaging bandits,
Chambal is a must-visit on your trip to Gwalior. With its deep gorges
and untamed wilderness, the place harbors 'The National Chambal
Sanctuary'. This sanctuary is located 55 km north of Gwalior and is home
to exotic and rare species of flora, fauna and avifauna.