Gwalior is a major city in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh and one of the Counter-magnet cities. Located 343 kilometers (213 mi) south of Delhi, the capital city of India, 120 kilometers (75 mi) from Agra and 414 kilometers (257 mi) from Bhopal, the state capital, Gwalior occupies a strategic location in the Gird region of India. The city and its fortress have been ruled by several historic northern Indian kingdoms. From the Kachchhapaghatas in the 10th century, Tomars in the 13th century, it was passed on to the Mughal Empire, then to the Maratha in 1754, followed by the Scindia in the 18th century. A study of urban pollution in 2016 found the city to have the highest level of air pollution in India, and the second-highest in the world.
Gwalior Airport (IATA: GWL, ICAO: VIGR), also called Rajamata Vijaya Raje Scindia Airport, is the airport of Gwalior.
Gwalior is a major railway junction in the North central region. The Gwalior Junction (Station code: GWL) is the part of the North Central Railways. Gwalior Junction is a five railway track intersection point. It won an award for the best and cleanest station of North Central Railway zone.
Gwalior is fairly well connected to other parts of Madhya Pradesh and India by national and state highways. The Agra-Bombay national highway (NH3) passes through Gwalior, connecting it to Shivpuri on one end and Agra on the other. The Yamuna Expressway is easily accessible from Agra for the travelers going to New Delhi.