Suraj Kund is a beautiful pond situated near the monumental Gwalior Fort. It gets its importance from the mythical or folklore story about King Suraj Sen of 8th Century AD. As per the story, the king was suffering from leprosy, and as luck could have it he met a sage named Gwalipa near the fort. The sage told the king to drink some water from this pond. He did the same and the king got cured of leprosy.
The king named the city after the sage Gwalipa and then onwards the city was called as Gwalior. Suraj Kund is named after the king, and it commemorates the mythical story. The beautiful vicinity of the pond along with the myth makes it an attractive tourist spot.