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Shivpuri Tour & Travel Guide

A tranquil little town in Madhya Pradesh, Shivpuri is an ideal offbeat destination to relax at. The confluence of religions and cultures gives Shivpuri a myriad feel. It has a balance of nature’s bliss and historical monuments. Beautiful lakes, stunning chhatris, natural springs, majestic forts, and lush wildlife sanctuaries can be found in and around Shivpuri. Although dainty, the town has something for all kinds of travelers. Whether you’re a history buff, nature lover, wildlife enthusiast, or photographer, Shivpuri will not disappoint you. The close proximity to the gorgeous Gwalior city makes Shivpuri easily accessible. Be it the monuments, temples, or forests, they have all stood strong through time and are so well preserved. If you want to a visit a beautiful destination that has the perfect blend of history and nature, Shivpuri is a great choice.

Shivpuri Map


Top Sites

Shivpuri National Park, Govindgarh Fort, Shivpuri Palace, Dholpur Fort

April to June

25°C to 30°C

July to Sep

20°C to 25°C

Oct to Feb

15°C to 20°C

An Insight into Shivpuri Tourism

This City with Royal Reminiscence Preserves Every Chapter Of Its History

Shivpuri is another legendary city in Madhya Pradesh, India. With minimal population coupled with some of the most exotic natural attractions, Shivpuri is a tranquil and peaceful destination. This place is also dotted with a number of historical relics & monuments of the past, which holds significance because both Hindu and Mughal Emperors ruled the area for a long time. Shivpuri city named after Lord Shiva and this serene place served the Kachhawaha Rajputs (till 1804) and later it taken over by the Scindias. This town has great significance because it is here where Tatya Tope, the great freedom fighter, was hanged to death.

Shivpuri, is a religious place as it is believed that Lord Shiva had appeared here and had spent time in this scenic town. This believe has given this town the name Shivpuri, meaning City of Lord Shiva. The dense forests of this place catered as the hunting ground to the great Mughal Emperor Akbar. As time rolled the Scindia from Gwalior won Shivpuri from Akbar.

The relics of the past stand strong here, be it the dense forests or the monuments and temples built then, everything preserves the past.Architectural remains here display the exclusivity & intricacy of designs and craftsmanship skills beyond compare.

Shivpuri is a very small yet exciting place for tourists. Once the summer capital of Scindia dynasty, it has a number of sightseeing options to keep a tourist on foots. Forts, Chattris, National park, wildlife century and natural springs have made Shivpuri a popular tourist destination in the zone. Madhav National Park, Chandpata lake, Son Chiraiya Bird Century, Scindhia Chhatris, Rajput and Mughal pavilions, Bhura Kho natural spring, Bhadaiya kund and the famous Narwar Fort of 9th century are the prime attractions here.

Shivpuri is situated close to Gwalior and is a gem town displaying seamless blend of cultures. Tourist often cub it with Gwalior tour but the place is best explored the local way.

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