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Shivpuri Tourism

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 until 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.

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 an ideal destination option for a quick getaway!

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The ancient town of Shivpuri

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 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.

Restaurants and Local Food in Shivpuri

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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One Day Itinerary

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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What is the local food in Shivpuri?

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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What are the places near Shivpuri?

The top places near to Shivpuri are Agra which is 197 km from Shivpuri, Jaipur which is located 248 km from Shivpuri, Ranthambore which is located 132 km from Shivpuri, Orchha which is located 98 km from Shivpuri, Gwalior which is located 102 km from Shivpuri

What is not so good about Shivpuri?

Shivpuri does not offer luxury hotels.

What is the best time to visit Shivpuri?

Shivpuri is accessible to tourists throughout the year but the best time to visit Shivpuri is from October - March. During summers, the temperature soars up to an excruciating 40 degrees Celcius and travelling throughout the city during such a time will not be favourable. The winters in Shivpuri are quite pleasant and the average temperature remains at around 11 degrees Celcius which is just about perfect for travelling and experiencing the city in all its glory. Shivpuri experiences heavy rainfall during the monsoon season which makes it uncomfortable for tourists to go outdoors.
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What is famous about Shivpuri?

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 are the things to do in Shivpuri?

The top things to do in Shivpuri are Madhav National Park, Chhatri, The Madhav Vilas Palace, Bhadaiya Kund, Sakhya Sagar Lake, Panihar. You can see all the places to visit in Shivpuri here

What is the best way 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 Junction, around 100 km, with regular connectivity with the major cities in India. You can also hire a taxi or take a bus since Shivpuri has good road connectivity.
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Who should visit Shivpuri?

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

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Devyani Chandra 2 years ago
- 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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