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According to the historians, Gwalior was the under the rule of the Hunas in the 6th century. It further went in to the hands of Gurjar Prariharas of Kannauj who ruled here till 923 A.D. The throne subsequently went under the control of Kachwaha Rajputs in 10th century.
The city came under the flag of the Delhu Sultanate in 1196, when Qutub-Uddin Aibak captured the city. His rule was followed by the ruling of Shams-ud-Altamash in 1232. The magnanimous Gwalior Fort
was constructed by Raja Man Singh of Tomar dynasty in the 15th century.
It was during the 15th century that a famous singing school was established here and the legendary musician Tansen attended this school. The Muslim ruled here till 1553 after which the city was captured by Vikramaditya, who later conquered the North India after defeating Akbar’s army at Agra
The British gained control of the city in 1780, after which it remained in their kitty. During the first mutiny of 1857, Gwalior was one of the most active domains. Jhansi ki Rani lost her life here while fighting with the British.
This city is also an important pilgrim center for Jains as well as the Sikhs.
Travel within city
Gwalior is an ancient city and a traveler will have a few local travel options to choose from for travel within the city. Some of the options that are available are the shared tempos, local buses and mini buses, and horse drawn carriages or Tongas.
Recently the Gwalior city bus has been launched and these run on specific routes. The Gwalior Railway Station is an important junction that is connected to many cities in India. There are two other stations that are within the Gwalior city limits and travelers arriving by trains have many options. There are tempos and auto rickshaws that are available from the railway station to any part of the city. The tempos are shared and are cheap and they operate in fixed routes. However carrying luggage in tempos might not be possible as they are crowded.
Auto rickshaws from the railway station are numerous and are the best option. There are no separate night fares for auto rickshaws and they are not metered.
Horse drawn carriages also ply on fixed routes and they are available in many parts of the city. The prices are cheap and also negotiable.
The Gwalior city bus and the other local mini buses are another mode of public transport. They are inexpensive and can be hailed of the road. They usually charge around Rs 40 for one end of the city to the other.
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