Morar was formerly a British Military Cantonment. During the revolt of 1857, Morar is known for one of the place for uprising in the Central India. The fortress of Gwalior was restored to the Scindias in 1886, and thus the military troops were withdrawn to Jhansi. The Scindias reigned the regions of Gwalior. After Independence, Gwalior, Indore and Malwa and other small states constituted Madhya Bharat. In 1956 the State of Madhya Pradesh was formed after merging Madhya Bharat, Vindhya, Bhopal and Maha Koshal. Gwalior has three different regions – Old town, Lashkar and Morar. Morar is about 5 Kms from the Old town towards the east. Thus Morar is one of the town of Gwalior in Madhya Pradesh. Morar is also recongnised as a green region of Gwalior as it has many farm lands in a rural set up comprising fourteen villages. National Bird of India – the Peacock, (‘Mor’ in Hindi) are found in plenty in this region and thus the name “Morar”.
Morar Cantonment Board was estabished in April, 1956 , with several units of the Indian Army. The Board consists of 14 members, including 7 elected members as per the provisions of Cantonments Act, 2006. Total population as per 2011 census was 48464. It has a Military Hospital, Station Headquarters, Bazz Stadium, Bazz Auditorium and Cinema and official residences. Morar Cantonment mainly comprises of Private lands – farm lands and residents for civilians and Defence lands. Today the farm lands are near to extinct as they are being converted as place of residences. Slowly the outlook of Morar Cantt. is changing from rural to urban and emphasises for development of roads, pavements with adequate street lights, provision of portable water, drains and sewers .