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A historic city founded by king Surajesan, Gwalior is galore with beautiful monuments, palaces and temples, giving this city a majestic charm which speaks volumes of its glorious past.
The city's heritage has remained captured in the imposing architecture of mosques, rock temples and statues. Surrounded by beautiful hills and greenery. Being a historic city where one of India's most eminent royalty once resided, Gwalior is full of palaces and glorious temples. The Gwalior fort, which gives a panoramic view of the entire city, the Jai Vilas palace and the Sun Temple are few of the tourist spots in Gwalior that cannot be missed. The great Indian musician Tansen was born in Gwalior and the tomb of Tansen is also an important place here. Every year, in the month of November/December, a four-day Tansen Music festival is celebrated in the city and it sees various classical musicians from all over the country performing on the stage near the tomb itself. Gwalior is also the birthplace of former Indian Prime Minister Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee, music maestro Amjad Ali Khan and the famous percussionist Alla Rakha.