Cheap flights to Gwalior, India are available, and the best way to find them is to fly from one of India’s larger airports – like New Delhi International - to Gwalior Airport (code GWL). Gwalior Airport is the civilian part of a military air base located about eight kilometres from the city. The airport is served by Air India to Delhi and Mumbai.
The city is also accessible by rail. The Gwalior Junction is an award-winning crossroads for local and long-distance trains. Roughly 100 different train routes stop at the Junction. There are direct trains to Mumbai, Dehli, Bhopal and other major cities. Two other smaller stations serve local trains that connect Gwalior to neighbouring towns and villages.
Gwalior flights connect you from the airport to several rental car agencies that serve the city. Many offer luxury cars for self-driving or with a hired driver. Taxi services also abound. Many go beyond simple transport and offer guided tours with private drivers. For example, Shivan Tours & Travels offers everything from traditional taxi services to honeymoon packages.
You’ll be able to get around the city easily using taxis, but note that the area is also well-served by bus. Privately operated services like Red Bus can help visitors plan their tour of Gwalior and the surrounding areas. Auto-rickshaws are also a popular method of transportation – just remember to negotiate a fare before you get in. If you have the time, you can also walk throughout the city.
Gwalior flights bring you to the tourist capital of Madhya Pradesh, famous for its ancient fort. Gwalior Fort is one of the largest in India and records show it has roots that go back to the 8th Century. Once described as "the pearl in the necklace of the forts of Hind", the Gwalior Fort played a prominent role in the history of Northern India. Three structures in the fort are particularly noteworthy.
The Gujari Mahal, built in the 15th century as a tribute to the queen is in excellent condition. The interior is used as an archaeological museum. If the curator is on duty, ask to see the Shalbhanjika (tree goddess) figurine. Built in the 9th century, the Sas-Bahu Temple is a working Hindu shrine. The temple is decorated with intricate carvings including lotus blossoms on the roof. Located in the oldest section of the fort, the Teli Ka Mandir is a tribute to the craftsmanship of ancient India. The temple teems with images of goddesses, passion, serpents and flying creatures. Finally, not to miss is the terra cotta Sun Temple. Even though it is a fairly new structure, the rich red tile and statutes give it a much older and more graceful air.
While an enchanting sight, Gwalior is more than the fort. Family-friendly activities abound. The Gandhi Zoological Park is home to the natural wonders of India, including a white tiger. Like much of India, residents of Gwalior are mad for cricket. Check the schedule of the Roop Singh Stadium and join the locals cheering on the home team. Located very near Gwalior, the Tighra Dam is a beautiful lake perfect for a family outing. Local taxi service is the best way to get there with a pre-scheduled time for the return trip. The Sarod Ghar is a museum dedicated wholly to Indian music. Displays include ancient instruments, photographs, and rare items documenting the history of Indian music and preserving it for future generations.
Cheap flights to Gwalior means a unique shopping experience. As in much of India, shopping in the local bazaars is a multi-coloured treat. However, for more upscale tastes, the City Mall houses many national and international shops along with restaurants and a cinema. Be sure to purchase the handicrafts and stone art from the local bazaars and street vendors.
With cheap airfares to Gwalior available, it's not problem to spend a bit more on the cuisine. Visit Kwality, located in the heart of the city, for a traditional Indian meal. Don't miss local favourites including samosa from SS Kachoriwala and ladoos from Buhdura Sweets. Both are near the Naya Bazaar. For nightlife, check out the D'N'D, the largest discotheque bar in the city. There's also Barcode, both a fine dining restaurant and a cheap disco. Get your cheap tickets to Gwailor and begin enjoying this unique culture firsthand.