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A city of north-central India south of Agra. It lies at the foot of a medieval Hindu fort, within which are elaborately carved palaces and temples.


1. (Placename) a city in N central India, in Madhya Pradesh: built around the fort, which dates from before 525; industrial and commercial centre. Pop: 826 919 (2001)
2. (Placename) a former princely state of central India, established in the 18th century: merged with Madhya Bharat in 1948, which in turn merged with Madhya Pradesh in 1956


(ˈgwɑ liˌɔr)

1. a former state in central India, now part of Madhya Pradesh.
2. a city in N Madhya Pradesh. 690,765.
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Legend has it that Rolls-Royce cars became the marque of choice with Royalty after the Maharaja of Gwalior bought a Rolls-Royce that won the Bombay-Kolhapur rally in 1908.
The job in Bihar completed, in 1890 Maries took up a similar post as superintendent of the partially constructed gardens, adjoining the palace of the maharaja of Gwalior in north central India.