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State: Madhya Pradesh
District: Shivpuri
Famous for/as: Wildlife
Languages: Hindi, English
Best Season: Oct - May
Weather: Summer 32-42°C, Winter 15-28°C
Altitude: 468 m
Pincode: 473551
STD code: 07492
Shivpuri, in north Madhya Pradesh, was once the summer capital of the Scindias of Gwalior. The impassable forests of this historic town were the hunting grounds of the Mughal emperors. Shivpuri, though bears a modern look, the glimpses of its royal heritage hangs all around the city. Remnants of ancient mansions, magnificient palaces, hunting lodges and the royal streets give a majestic look to the surroundings. The rolling hills and the pleasant climate of Shivpuri makes it as a fast emerging tourist destination.

Magnificient royal mansions with Victorian style architecture, majestic hills, palaces, lustrous greenery, Shivpuri is a picniker’s delight. Exquisite royal palaces of Shivpuri with its glittering whiteness present an eye-catching spectacle to the viewer.

Shivpuri is surrounded by deep woody forest that is the treasure houses of rich flora and fauna. An adventurous trip through the wilderness of the jungle paths is indeed very challenging. The renowned wildlife sanctuaries that preserve the endangered animal and bird species add special charm to Shivpuri’s natural beauty. Adventure lovers can opt for short trips through the challenging paths, amidst of lush vegetation that provides fabulous views of a ruined fort, three Hindu temples, and a monastery.

With its lustrous forest, undulating hills, Shivpuri has now attained the glory of a effervescent, buoyant tourist destination. Shivpuri is a recommended place for those tourists who love to spend their leisure time in the silence of nature. Today, Shivpuri is a favourite destination for history buffs and nature lovers.
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Shivpuri, the pilgrimage town in Madhya Pradesh is famous both historically and mythologically. This city has been named after Lord Shiva. Enjoying the royal status, the city was under the rule of the Scindia rulers of Gwalior and also served as their summer capital.

The Mughals conquered the city in the year 1564 and since then it has been a popular hunting ground for them. It is said that Emperor Akbar captured a herd of elephants from Mandu, near Shivpuri.

The city slipped into the hands of the Kachawas of Narwar in the 17th century and Scindias again gained control in the year 1804. Tantya Tope ruled here before being hanged by the British on 17th April 1859. The city remained under the British till independence in the year 1947.

Travel within city

Shivpuri is city that is located in the State of Madhya Pradesh and there are many travel options that are available within the city. Some of them are buses, auto rickshaws and taxis.


Government buses connect all the important places in the town and they are the cheapest means of public transport. They can be boarded from the bus stops that are located around town. Tickets cost between Rs 5 and 15. However, buses are uncomfortable as they are not well maintained and they are generally crowded as well.

Auto Rickshaw

These are a popular mode of local transport and they are available all around town. They can be boarded from the auto stands or hailed of the road. Prices are negotiable though they are generally non -metered. Special night fares and waiting charges may also apply. Since they are available aplenty, it’s best to send an auto away in case you want to do sightseeing or shopping instead of making them wait.


Taxis are available in certain places, however they are generally unreliable and it is advisable to hire taxis from nearby cities and use them for local transport.


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its so beutiful place
thats so nice because people so sweet
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