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Ideal duration: 1 day

Best time: Nov-Mar (Read More)

Nearest Airport: Agra (Check Flights)


Shivpuri Tourism

With a very minimal population and located at a height of 478 meters above sea level coupled with some of the most exotic attractions, Shivpuri makes up for a very tranquil and peaceful destination.

Shivpuri is another legendary city in the state of Madhya Pradesh with immense historical significance because it is around this area where both Hindu and Mughal Emperors ruled for a long time. Shivpuri is a city and a municipality in Shivpuri district in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. The city named after Lord Shiva, served as the haven of Kachhawaha Rajputs upto 1804 and later it was taken over by the Scindias. It also holds significance to the pre-Independence times because it is here that the great freedom fighter Tatya Tope was hanged to death.

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Earlier known as Sipri, Shivpuri is an ancient town in Madhya Pradesh, sharing borders with Jhansi in Uttar Pradesh. The history of this place dates back to the Mughal period. The dense forests of Shivpuri were once the royal hunting grounds. Also, it holds a historical importance to the pre-Independence times as it is the place where the great freedom fighter Tatya Tope was hanged to death. Since it was the summer capital of Scindia of Gwalior, they built Chattri, one of the famous cenotaphs. It is one of the major attractions in Shivpuri.

Scindia also built a summer palace, Madhav Vilas Palace. It is a beautiful palace, painted in a soft shade of rose-pink. From the towers, one can find a superb view of Shivpuri city and the Madhav National Park itself. On Jhansi-Shivpuri road lies the 157 sq. km Madhav National Park. It is home to various species of flora fauna. George Castle marks the peak point of the National Park. Shivpuri is good for a weekend getaway since it houses many waterfalls, temples and sanctuaries apart from these major attractions.

The best places to eat in Shivpuri are on Jhansi Road and Circular Road. You can relish on both vegetarian non-vegetarian foods on Circular Road.
The Jhansi Road is famous for its lip-smacking Chinese delicacies.
The must-haves when in Shivpuri are kebabs, Kopra Pak (Coconut Barfi), Malpua (a kind of sweet pancake) and Bhutte ki Kees (a kind of grated corn snack).
Punjabi and South Indian dishes are also available in a lot of restaurants.

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Reserve one entire day for the Madhav National Park and the Sakhya Sagar Lake, because it is way too humongous for anyone to completely experience it in less than a day. You can then visit the Chhatri and the Madhav Vilas Palace which are in close proximity to each other. Bird lovers must add the Karera Bird Sanctuary to their itinerary because it is home to some exclusive species. Visit the Bhadaiya Kund, Banganga and Panihar on the next day.

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9 months ago by Devyani Chandra

- Have a guide with you or make a well researched plan for yourself and only then embark on to your trip.- If you are coming here during the Shiv Chaturdarshi festival with your kids, make sure you don't leave them alone. It gets very crowded during that season.

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  What's Great?

Being the summer capital of Scindia of Gwalior, it has a lot of historic importance, supported by palaces and forts. Shivpuri was also the hunting ground of Mughals which is now a sanctuary.

  What's not so Great?

Shivpuri does not offer luxury hotels.

For Whom

Shivpuri is for travellers and history lovers who want to know more about the heart of the country, Madhya Pradesh.


How to Reach Shivpuri

Shivpuri is well-connected to major cities in the country and it is also easy to commute within the town. Nearest Airport is Gwalior, around 112 km away, and nearest Railway Station is Jhansi ... (Read More)

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