Scindia Palace, places to see in Gwalior tour

Royal Gwalior Itinerary

The iconic landmarks of Gwalior

08:00 AM – 05:00 PM

After exploring the heritage and off-beat places in Gwalior, you are left with exploring some of the iconic landmarks of the city. Have a heavy breakfast before getting started with the day’s sightseeing.

Your sightseeing begins by visiting the Sun Temple.

The Sun Temple is actually a replica of the Sun Temple of Konark in Odisha. This temple was developed in the year 1988 and the initiative was taken by G. D. Birla. The idea behind building the temple was to showcase the original architecture of the Sun temple which was ruined. The temple is constructed out of red sandstone and that makes it unique and different from the original temple. The temple opens at 07:00 AM in the morning and getting there early gives you the best views.

Time Duration: 45 mins – 1 hour

Mode of Transport: Hire a taxi or an auto from your hotel.

Jai Vilas Palace, also known as the Scindia Palace, is situated 8 km from Sun Temple.

The palace is the residence of the royal Scindia family. The palace was built in the year 1874 when Gwalior was a princely state during the British Raj. The area covered by the premise is a whopping 1.3 million sq. ft. and has more than 400 rooms spread across 3 storeys. History buffs would love to be here.

Time Duration: 3 – 4 hours

Mode of Transport: Auto/Taxi from Sun Temple.

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The final place to visit in Gwalior is Sarod Ghar.

Just 3 km from Jai Villas Palace, Sarod Ghar is a museum for music enthusiasts. This is the ancestral home of Ustad Amjad Ali Khan. The house was built by his father and Guru Ustad Haafiz Ali Khan. Now converted into a museum, Sarod Ghar displays the ancient instruments used in composing classical music.

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Time Duration: 45 mins – 1 hour

After this, head towards Sarafa Bazaar. Sarafa Bazaar is a famous marketplace in Gwalior. Here you can look to buy souvenirs for the near and dear ones. You can also explore some street food here.

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