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Day Tour of Gwalior: A Date with History
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Discover the beauty of Gwalior, with museums that house rare treasures and the regal architecture of its well-preserved palaces. Sightseeing here feels like a magical glimpse into centuries gone by.
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Disembark your morning train from Delhi and begin your full-day tour at Gwalior Fort, one of India’s most famous fortresses. Rising 35 feet (10 meters) tall and 2 miles (3 km) long on a steep hill, the fort has withstood the onslaught of many warring dynasties. Over 1,000 years old, the still-vivid blue-tiled walls protect the 15th-century Gujari Mahal.

Built as a testament of his love for his ninth wife, Raja Mansingh Tomar commissioned Gujari Mahal Palace. It is complete with a canal dug to supply her with river water from her tribal village home. Today, this well-preserved palace acts as an archaeological museum for rare antiques, some dating back to the 1st century AD. Also inside the fortress walls, find Man Mandir Palace, built in the early 16th century. Vast chambers with finely carved stone screens were once great music halls. Explore the colorful chambers for affairs of state and relaxation adorned with ornately carved animals, flowers, and human forms.

Travel beyond Gwalior Fort and onto Jai Vilas Palace, home to the current maharaja as well as the Scindia Museum. Thirty-five rooms of this opulent palace are open to the public to showcase the affluence of Indian royalty. Find Belgian cut-glass furniture, jeweled slippers, and magnificent chandeliers.

Stop last at Tansen’s Tomb and the Mausoleum of Ghous Mohammed. Tansen, a critical historical figure in Hindustani classical music, rests here. Enjoy the beautiful simplicity at this monument to one of India’s most revered musicians. Nearby is the sandstone mausoleum of the Afghan prince, Ghous Mohammed. Admire the hexagonal pillars and pierced stone screens that make rock appear as delicate as lace.

Inclusions :
  • Roundtrip transfers from your Delhi hotel
  • Roundtrip train ticket to Gwalior
  • Entry fees for monuments

Duration:
Approximately 18 hours (including travel time from Delhi)

Departure and return location:
6 AM; from the lobby of your Delhi hotel

Return time and location:
11 PM; to the lobby of your Delhi hotel

Note:
Participation is complimentary for children younger than age 5. In order for train tickets to be held, all booked passengers must provide AVK Tours with their full name as it appears on their passport, their passport number, sex, and nationality. Contact information to submit this information will be provided on your printed voucher.

Redemption instructions

After you book your activity, follow these 3 easy steps:
1. Print your voucher; locate the voucher in your travel confirmation e-mail or in the My Trips/My Itineraries link on the site.
2. Follow the redemption instructions on your voucher; it iscritical to do this before you depart.
3. Take all vouchers with you; you must redeem one voucher per person.

Exchange your voucher for activity:
Reservation confirmation is required. Please contact AVK Tours and Travels Pvt. Ltd. at least 7 days prior to your tour date to ensure your reservation and to arrange hotel pick-up. Upon pick-up, present photo ID and your voucher(s) to tour your guide in exchange for service. On the day of your tour, plan to meet your tour guide in the lobby of your hotel at least 10 minutes prior to your scheduled pick-up time. Please present your tour voucher to the guide before starting the tour.
Terms and conditions

In order for train tickets to be held, all booked passengers must provide AVK Tours with their full name as it appears on their passport, their passport number, sex, and nationality. Contact information to submit this information will be provided on your printed voucher.