Occupying a strategic location in the Gird region, Gwalior is a city in Madhya Pradesh, India. It lies 122 kilometres south of Agra, and 423 kilometres (263 mi) north of Bhopal, the state capital. The city and its fortress have served as the center of several of historic northern Indian kingdoms. Gwalior is the administrative headquarters of Gwalior district and Gwalior division.
There are a number of newspapers, magazines, local TV stations, which bring to local residents the latest Gwalior News. With a number of private FM channels being introduced, the radio industry has expanded and has provided the people of the city access to Gwalior News
and updates from the rest of the world even while on the move.
The city has several important educational institutions including the Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management, Indian Institute of Travel and Tourism Management, Scindia School, and Laxmibai National Institute of Physical Education.
Gwalior can be visited from late October to early March without much discomfort, but the months from April to June should be avoided due to the extreme heat. The monsoon months see sustained, torrential rainfall and risk of disease, and should also generally be avoided.
The city is well connected by rail and road though air transport services are limited.
Gwalior's airport, about 8 km north-east of the city, is one of the major airports in Madhya Pradesh, equipped with almost all the amenities that are expected in a good airport.
Gwalior's main station is one of the major commercial railway stations of the North Central Railway of Indian Railways, whose zonal headquarters is in Allahabad. The station has won awards from Indian Railways for clean infrastructure in 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, and 1992. Express trains such as the Bhopal Express, Taj Express and Bhopal Shatabdi stop at Gwalior.
Gwalior is fairly well connected to other parts of Madhya Pradesh and India with national and state highways. The proposed North-south-Corridor of the Golden-Quadrilateral Highway project passes through the city.The Agra-Bombay national highway (NH3) passes through Gwalior, connecting it to Shivpuri on one end and Agra on the other.
Gwalior's public transport system consists of tempos, horse-drawn tongas (which run fixed routes much like a bus system) and auto rickshaw taxis. Recently the municipal corporation has launched Gwalior City Bus covering some routes in the city.
The tempos and auto-rickshaws are often cited as a cause of pollution and road congestion, and the local government has plans to replace the tempos with vans that shall run on Liquefied Petroleum Gas.
The city boasts of a substantial Hindi news readership. Gwalior Hindi News and updates from the rest of the country and the world can be accessed through several Hindi newspapers. Dainik Bhaskar is one of the oldest and most-widely read newspapers.
Other popular newspapers that publish the latest Gwalior Hindi News are city-based Raj Express, Dainik Madhya Raj, Nav Bharat,Youth Engine, Patrika,Swadesh, Naidunia, Dainik Jagran, People's Samachar, Patrika, Dainik Adityaz. Evening newspapers include Sandhya Samachaar, sudarshan.
The city is covered by a large network of optical fibre cables. There are three fixed telephone line operators in the city: BSNL, Reliance and Airtel. There are eight mobile phone companies out of which BSNL, Reliance, Vodafone, Idea, Airtel, Tata DoCoMo, Aircel, Videocon are GSM players.
Gwalior has two shopping malls, DD City Mall with Fun Cinemas multiplex and Maya-Gitanjali Mall with Gold Digital Multiplex. There are several gaming zones, three Discothques and a water park in Gwalior. "Sun City Amusement Park" is a family entertainment center in Gwalior.
The prominent hospitals of Gwalior include Gajara Raja Medical College and associated J.A. Hospital, Kamla Raja Hospital, Sahara Hospital, Mascot Hospital, Birla Hospital, Cancer Hospital & Research Institute and many other good private doctor clinics.