About Gwalior City
City of Gwalior located on the extreme north of Madhya Pradesh is named after sage Gwalipa. It is famous as city of iconic composer and singer Tansen and also as city of the Scindia's. Its locational co-ordinates are 26.22º N and 78.18º E. It is located at a driving distance of 127 km south of Agra, and about 320 km south of Delhi. State capital Bhopal is approximately 424 km southwards from Gwalior.
Gwalior city is renowned for its fort, Palace of the Scindias, Tansen's tomb, institutions and Air Force base. Gwalior has the country's only BSF (Border Security Force) Academy. It also boasts of Lakshmi Bai National University for Physical Education, and R.M.T. Music and Arts University, the only of their kinds in entire India. Of course this city is also home to ABV-IIITM.
Geography and Climate - The topography of this city is predominantly level except around the fort which is located on a hill top. From this fort you get a panoramic view of the entire city. Summers are hot and dry and last from end March till beginning of monsoon in early July. Rainy season lasts till end September after which winter sets in after a brief autumn in October. Winter lasts from November till February. Summer temperature could be as high as 45º C and winter temperatures could reach 4º C.
Gwalior is accessible by roads, railways and air. Gwalior Junction is among those few stations that is served by both broad gauge and narrow gauge railway lines. This junction station serves as a link to five directions: Agra, Jhansi, Shivpuri, Bhind, and Sheopur Kalan. All except Sheopur Kalan have broad gauge access with Gwalior. Though there are few direct trains connecting this city to Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata, and Mumbai, Gwalior falls en-route on Delhi-Chennai, and Delhi-Mumbai trains. Bhopal – New Delhi Shatabdi Express and Chennai – Delhi Rajdhani Express pass through Gwalior junction.
Trains between Gwalior and New Delhi/ Delhi – Jabalpur Nizamuddin Express, Nizamuddin Link Express, NizamuddinExpress, Grand Trunk Express, Goa Express, Tamil Nadu Express, Bhopal Express, Gondwana Express, Ujjaini Express, Mahakaushal Express, Karnataka Express, Kerala Express, Sachkhand Express, Utkal Express, Jhelum Express, Panch Valley Express, Punjab Mail, Chattisgarh Express, Patalkot Express, and Malwa Express connect Gwalior to Delhi. Bhopal - New Delhi Shatabdi Express and Chennai - Apart from these daily trains there are several trains that operate on certain days of a week. Journeys between Gwalior and New Delhi/ Delhi takes about six or seven hours.
Trains connecting Gwalior to Mumbai – Amritsar Lokmanya Tilak Express, Punjab Mail, and Mangala Lakshadweep Express are daily trains connecting Gwalior to Mumbai. It takes a little over 24 hours to travel this distance of approximately 1500km.
Trains between Gwalior and Kolkata – Chambal Express is the only train plying between Gwalior and Kolkata and operates three days a week. A distance of approximately 1300km is covered in about 24 hours.
Trains connecting Gwalior to Chennai – Tamil Nadu Express and G.T. Express are daily trains operating between these two cities. In addition, Andaman Express plying three days a week, and Dehra Dun Madurai Express operating weekly are two other trains connecting Gwalior and Chennai. Chennai – New Delhi Rajdhani also connects Gwalior to both Delhi and Chennai. Travelling time between these two stations about 1850km distant is approximately 30 hours.
Apart from these four metropolitan cities Gwalior is well connected with Agra, Kanpur, Allahabad, Varanasi, Jhansi, Bhopal, Indore and Nagpur.
Roads - Roadway accessibility of Gwalior to other parts of India is excellent. National Highway (NH) 3 connecting Agra and Mumbai, and NH 75 connecting Gwalior and Parsora in Odhisa are the main interstate highways of this city. NH 3 originates in Agra and passes through Dhaulpur, Gwalior, Indore, Nasik, and Thane befor terminating in Mumbai. NH 75 begins from Gwalior and stretches upto Parsora via Jhansi, Panna, Satna, Daltonganj, Ranchi, Chakradharpur, and Chaibasa.
Air - Gwalior city is served by Rajmata Vijaye Raje Scindia airport. There are regular flights to Mumbai, Indore, Bhopal, and Jabalpur.
Within the city, tempos and auto rickshaws are the main modes of conveyance. These tempos and auto rickshaws could be hired completely or ridden on shared basis. They ply throughout the city and even to adjoining areas.
Commuting to ABV-IIITM – ABV-IIITM is about 7 km from Gwalior railway station and about 12 km from city airport. Auto rickshaws and tempos are available from railway station to institute campus. From airport you could hire cabs or auto-rickshaws. The institute has its own bus service for carrying passengers to and from the institute to important locations of the city.
Lodging and Fooding in Gwalior
Parents and guardians of students are allowed to stay in ABV-IIITM Visitors' Hostel hostel subject to availability of rooms and permission from concerned authorities. Rooms is visitors' hostels are air-conditioned, furnished and provided with attached bathrooms fitted with geysers. These rooms are available at a daily charge basis. Guests could avail our dining facilities at a payment.
There also are hotels and guest houses scattered all over the city and you could select one as per your preference.