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Named after Lord Shiva, Shivpuri is a small district of Madhya Pradesh. Surrounded by luxuriant forests and undulating hills, it was the summer capital of the Scindia rulers of Gwalior. The lush green forests of Shivpuri were once the hunting grounds of Mughals. It is said that great emperor Akbar captured herds of mighty elephants here. The intricately carved temples and the glittering white marble cenotaphs erected by Scindhia ruler remind the princely past and the architectural beauty of Shivpuri.
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Best Time to Visit - through out the year Pilgrimage Attractions
Madhav Vilas Palace Madhav Vilas was the summer palace of the Scindias. Painted with soothing pink color, the palace is an impressive example of colonial architecture. The elegant terraces, marble floors, Ganpati mandap and beautiful iron columns look exceedingly captivating and point to the refined taste of the Scindias. The palace now serves as the training center of Intelligence Bureau of the Government of India.
Chattris Standing midst the magnificent Mughal gardens are the remarkable cenotaphs of the Scindias. The structures are inlaid with precious and semi-precious lapis lazuli and onyx display a spectacular effect similar to the Taj Mahal. Facing each other across the water tank are the cenotaphs of Madho Rao Scindia and Queen Maharani Sakhya Raje Scindia
Sakhya Sagar Boat Club  Located on the edge of the sanctuary of the Madhav National Park, Sakhya Sagar Lake is a prime habitat of reptiles like crocodiles, mugger, monitor and python. The shores of the lake are connected to the Sakhya Sagar Boat Club by a broad pier (airy, delicate structure with glass panels), which was probably built by the British.
Bhadaiyakund  Endowed with immense scenic beauty, the place is noted for its natural mineral spring. The water of this spring is believed to have curative powers
Madhav National Park  Encompassing an area of 156 sq km, the Madhav National Park is blessed with lush green forest that is home to many flora and fauna. Covered with varied terrain of wooded hills, thick mixed forests with large patches of grasslands around the lake, the park offers excellent opportunities to sighting the variety of wildlife. One can easily spot cheetal, chinakra, nilgai, sambar and chausinga grazing near the roads of the park. Other predominant species that inhabit the park are Nilgai, Sambar, Chausingha or four-horned Antelope, Blackbuck, Sloth Bear, rarely seen Leopard and the ubiquitous common Langur. In winters, the park welcomes the migratory Geese, Pochard, Pintail, Teal, Mallard Gadwall, Red Wattled Lapwing, Large Pied Wagtail, Pond Heron, White - Breasted Kingfisher, Cormorant, Painted Stork, White Ibis, Laggar Falcon, Purple Sunbird, Paradise Flycatcher and Golden Oriole.
George Castle George Castle is popularly known as Bankhade Kothi. The castle was built by Jiyaji Rao Scindia for King George-V in 1911. Resting atop a hill midst the dense forests of the park, the castle affords panoramic view of the placid lake and the setting sun.
Excursions -Narwar (41km), Surwaya ( 21km) , Karera Bird Sanctuary( 45 km), Picchore (78 km), Kadwaha ( 100km)
How to Get There
By Air: Gwalior is the nearest airport (112 km) which connected with regular flights fro Delhi and Bhopal.
By Rail: Jhansi and Gwalior are the closest railheads, which are on the Delhi-Chennai mainline.
By Road: Regular bus services connect Shivpuri with Gwalior, Indore, Bhopal, Jhansi and Ujjain.