There is a range of attractions in Shivpuri that span from historical to natural and to modern. These attractions will engage you with the city in the best possible manner. The attractions belong to the various regimes that have seen their rise in Shivpuri. For example, the Madhav Vilas Palace belongs to period under the rule of Marathas when it was the Summer Palace of the Scindhias. George Castle in Madhav National Park was built during the British regime in India. For those who want to spend some time in the lap pf nature can visit various attractions such as Sakhya Sagar Lake, Karera Bird Sanctuary, Pawa Waterfalls, Bhoora Khon Waterfall and Sultan Garh Falls and spend some leisure time. Shivpuri is also famous for Chhatris (cenotaphs) which were once erected by Scindia Princess and add a royal candour to the city. With so many things to do in Shivapuri, your trip to this ancient city will definitely prove to be a fulfilling one.
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What to Do in and around Shivpuri
Enjoy 10 best Shivpuri attractions and points of interest to choose from!
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NH-2, Shivpuri, India
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Shivpuri is famous for being close to Bhadiya Kund, a natural spring that is supposed to have curative powers and healing qualities. Its water is rich in mineral content making it medicinal in nature. In order to promote tourism here, Madhya Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation has opened up several hotels and guesthouses to welcome people and to let them have comfortable stay. Since the water in this spring is therapeutic, this place hols a lot of importance. Visit this spring during the monsoon season and you will find the volume of water at its highest. Due to its popularity, this place has become more or less like a picnic spot for the tourists.
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Madhav National Park, Shivpuri, India
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Bordering the famous Madhav national park, SakhyaSagar Lake offers a whiff of relief to the travellers who visit it. The surroundings of this lake are tranquil, serene and leave an ever lasting impression of nature on your mind. What makes this lake important is that a large number of reptiles, marsh crocodiles, Indian Pythons and Monitor Lizards have created their habitat here. It was in the year 1918 that the SakhyaSagar Lake in Shivpuri was created on the Manier River and has ever since then offered comfort and beauty to the beholders. For your children, there is a boat club on the shores of the lake from where you can hire a boat.
Shivapuri, the city is named after Lord Shiva and you will find a number of Shiv temples here. SurvayakiGarhi is a famous ancient Lord Shiva temple that evokes awe as well as reverence. What makes this temple unique is that this temple also houses a water source. On the pious night of Mahashivratri, this temple gets flooded with devotees who come here to offer milk to Lord Shiva. A visit to this temple will offer you spiritual elation as well as an indulgence in Hindu belief and culture.
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Shivpuri, Madhya Pradesh 473551
One of the most beautiful historic structures in Shivpuri, Madhav Vilas Palace was once the summer palace of Scindias of Maratha empire. This palace looks beautiful with its soft shades of rose pink and marbled floors. As you visit this palace, you will be smitten by its royal candour and splendid turrets. Reach up at the turrets and you will be able to enjoy sweeping views of the city and beyond. Today, even though this palace has been converted into the training centre of Intelligence Bureau of Government of India, it still holds its royal feel. Built in colonial style of architecture, this palace exudes fine taste and regal appeal.
For the bird watchers, Karera bird sanctuary is one of the most sought after destination as it offers them a chance to spot the loved creatures. Located at a distance of around 55 km from the city of Shivpuri, this bird sanctuary is home to a lot of species of birds that constitute both migrating birds and the ones who have Shivpuri as their natural habitat. The most famous bird present over here is the Indian bustard apart from others such as spoonbill, heron, Indian robin, teal, pintail, egret and black-bellied river tern amongst 245 species of birds. Rare birds include the blackbuck and Indian gazelle as you go deep down into the sanctuary.
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Rajeshwari Rd, Madhav Vilas Palace, Shivpuri, Madhya Pradesh 473551, India
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Shivpuri holds a lot of historic significance as during the British regime, it was here that the famous ruler Tantya Tope was hanged to death on the 18th of April 1859 for revolting against the English authorities. Thus, you will find a memorial in the name of Tatya Top here as a remembrance of battle for independence. You will see the sculpture of Tatya Tope with a swort in the hand fighting for freedom and self-respect. Surrounded by trees, this sculpture looks magnificent and reminds you of Maratha valour.
A visit to Shivpuri will also make you visit the beautiful Madikheda dam, which is a multipurpose structure. This is a 60 MW Hydo power project Dam built upon the Sindh River, a tributary of the Yamuna River, which flows through the Indian states of Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh. A visit to this dam during the time of monsoons will offer you exquisite views of water as well as climate. Stop here for atleast few minutes while you are traversing through Shivpuri and around.
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Basai, Madhya Pradesh
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For nature lovers, there is no dearth of attractions in Madhya Pradesh. Pawa Waterfalls is one of the most ravishing waterfalls in Shivpuri offering the beauty of nature. The Pawa waterfalls descend near a majestic statue of Lord Shiva and thus offer a blend of both nature and religion. A visit to these falls during the monsoons will let you have mesmerizing views of voluminous water. Since the falls originate from the River Pawa, they are named after it.
Located near the MadhavSagar Lake, the BhooraKhon waterfall offers you a delightful natural experience. Although small, this waterfall looks ravishing and pleasing to the eyes. There is an ancient idol of Lord Shiva located at the waterfall’s cascade rendering it a combination of both nature and religion. The waterfall takes a plunge from a short height and merges into the river flowing nearby. Flanked by lush greenery, this waterfall offers you a rejuvenating escape from the bustling city.
Sultan Garh is a natural cascade that offers a whiff of rejuvenation to the travellers who visit it. Erupting out of the Parvati river, this waterfall is an ideal spot to spend some leisure time. Flanked by greenery and natural beauty, this waterfall makes the whole place look very scenic. A visit to these falls during the monsoons will let you have mesmerizing views of voluminous water. You will find a lot of families and friends picnicking here. From the city, this is a perfect weekend destination.