To explore the wonderful city of Gwalior would take two, or better still, three days from the traveller’s itinerary. And a decent and convenient perch from which to make your explorations would be the reliable Hotel Tansen Residency. One of Madhya Pradesh Tourism’s oldest properties, this hotel with 43 rooms caters to the tourist as well as the business traveller and has the advantage of being centrally located. Coupled with pleasing exteriors, generous corridors, rooms, its reasonable tariff makes it a popular mid-range choice. The front desk is always eager to guide guests for local and outstation sightseeing and also facilitates their transport. The multi-cuisine restaurant offers a fine complimentary breakfast buffet to fortify you for a day of meandering. Apart from the staple poha, parathas, eggs, bread and cornflakes, the tempting array includes South Indian fare like dosa, vada and sambhar as well as some continental specialities. After you are done with the day’s work, the pool side with its nice mood lighting is a mellow place to unwind.
A testament to the hotel’s popularity is the local custom that it draws. Come evening, visitors to Maihar, the restaurant, are regaled with live ghazals, at a baithak (session with) of talented local musicians. Abutting the hotel is Mrignayani, the state’s official handicrafts store with a tempting array of local arts and crafts.
Getting there: Tansen Residency is 8km/30 minutes from Gwalior Airport and less than 1km/10 minutes from Gwalior Railway Station.
Hotel Tansen Residency
Address: Hotel Tansen Residency, 6-A, Gandhi Road, Gwalior
Contact: 0751-2340370; 4010555, 4010666; email: [email protected]
Tariff: INR2,690 (Single) and INR2,990 (Double) onwards