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Introduction

Shivpuri is a historical town in the northern part of Madhya Pradesh. This is very ancient town and is a sacred place. It comes set amidst abundant deciduous forests and inclined hills. The impassable forests of this town were the hunting fields of the Mughal emperors. It is encircled by heavy woody forest Shivpuri houses of rich flora & fauna.


Truly an adventuresome trip through the wilderness of its forest is very challenging. Adventure lovers may prefer for short journey amidst of abundant fauna that avails pleasing views of a ruined fort. The rolling hills and the idyllic climate of Shivpuri shape it a fast emerging tourist address.


History

Shivpuri was at one time known as Sipri, but it got its current name after victory in honour of the God Shiva. Today it is called as Shivpuri.


Major Tourist Attractions in Shivpuri


Madhav National Park

Spread over a wide area of 157 sq km, Madhav National Park has the natural fauna with its whole splendour. The rare possibility to see the wild animals in their natural environs comes a noteworthy experience.


Madhav Vilas Palace

Standing upon a natural process, Madhav Vilas Palace is the fine example of colonial architecture. Considerable for its marble floors, graceful terraces and the Ganpati mandap the extended rose-pink summer palace of the Scindias is called as The 'Mahal'.


Jungle Safari

Shivpuri stands renowned for the wildlife sanctuaries that mean to preserve the wild animals. The fascinating experience to enjoy the rich natural beauty names to Jungle Safari in Shivpuri. The unusual experience to see the wild animals through the zigzag paths in the forest brings to Jungle Safari a preferred adventure for tourists willing to know the nature’s splendour in a different way.


Chhatris

Set in a formal Mughal garden, this is the complex where the memorials of the Scindias are set in.  The monuments of Madhav Rao Scindia and widow queen Maharani Sakhya emerge truly bewitching for their Hindu and Islamic architectural styles. The elaborately adorned cenotaphs set up by Scindia princes appear particular for their superior marble ornament.


Climate

Shivpuri presents a warm dry climate in summers and a cool dry climate in winters. During April to June temperature levels reaches up to 42°C in June. In wintertime temperature is cool, dry and very pleasant. So, the best period to visit this place is between October to March.


How to Reach

By Air: Gwalior is the nearest airport to Shivpuri. Flight services are accessible to Khajuraho, Delhi and Varanasi.

By Rail: Jhansi is the nearest railway station to Shivpuri, with 100 km away to this sacred town. Situated on the major rail route, there are regular train services to the major cities in India. Direct train services get available from Delhi, Mumbai and Agra.

By Road: Shivpuri is well-connected by buses with Bhopal, Delhi, Khajuraho and Gwalior. Many private and Government bus services are available to reach Shivpuri from Jhansi.


Shivpuri is an address to majestic hills and palaces, enlisting itself as the most alluring tourist spot!



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