Shivpuri is located in Madhya Pradesh and is known for various tourist attractions mainly wild life national park and Historical palaces of medival Era. Shivpuri has the big attraction of its natural beauty and vast cultural heritage.Today Shivpuri is a sanctuary for rare wildlife and avifauna, it has major many national parks "madhav National Park", in addition Shivpuri has numerous palaces and lakes.
Madhav National Park in Shivpuri lies between Agra-Bombay road and Jhansi-Shivpuri Road. It is spread over an area of 157.58 Sq. Kms. Madhav National Park The Park is haven for wildlife and wildlife – buffs. The park remains open throughout the year and boasts of large numbers of chinkara, Indian gazelle and chital.
The nilgai, sambar, chausingha, blackbuck, sloth bear, leopard and the common langur are the other inhabitants of the sprawling park. The national park is equally rich in bird life; Chandpata, the artificial lake, is the winter abode of migratory geese, pochard, pintail, teal, mallard and gadwall.
A pair of tigers from Bhopal Van Vihar were introduced in the Madhav National Park in fenced 140 hectare well preserved pocket, in October 1989. All the cubs of first litter died soon after birth,
The second litter of one male and two females in August 1991 fared well. In April 1993 the pair bred for the third time giving birth to 4 female cubs, all in good health. In November 1995, Tara gave birth to 4 more cubs – 2 male and 2 female. Now the total number of tigers in the safari is 12. The Safari provides a good opportunity to visitors to observe the tigers at close range.
|Package Duration: 2 night 3 days|
|Package Category||Hotel||City||Package cost Per Person|
|Peak season Rates(Oct to Mar)||Off Season Rates (Apr to Sep)|
|Standard||Tourist Village Shivpuri||Shivpuri||Rs.4,499||Rs.4,499|
|Delux||Hotel Green View Resort||Shivpuri||Rs.5,499||Rs.5,499|
Jhansi - Khajuraho - Orchha - Chanderi- Shivpuri - Gwalior
(6-days,5-night) package tour
Day 1 – Jhansi to Khajuraho
Arrival from Jhansi, and go to Khajuraho, in Khajuraho reach in hotel, overnight in khajuraho.
Day2 – Khajuraho to Orchha
In morning after breakfast sightseen of Khajuraho, then go to Orchha by taking lunch in the way, after arrive orchha take dinner and overnight in Orchha
Day3- Orchha - Chanderi
after breakfast sightseen of Orchha fanous fort & temples then go to chanderi and overnight in Chanderi.
Day4- Chanderi - Shivpuri
In morning after breakfast sightsenn of chanderi and after go to Shivpuri. Sivpuri Overnight.
Day5- Shivpuri - Gwalior
In morning after breakfast sightsenn of Shivpuri, Maharaja's chhatries and go to Gwalior. In Gwalior overnight.
In morning after breakfast sightsenn of Gwalior, seen fort, sun temple, etc and saying good bye at railway station.
Location : Madhya Pradesh, India
Nearest city : Shivpuri
Coordinates : 25°28′0″N 77°45′0″ECoordinates: 25°28′0″N 77°45′0″E
Area : 354 km²
Established : 1959
Madhav National Park is situated in Shivpuri District of Gwalior region in Madhya Pradesh. Earlier the dense forests were the hunting grounds of the Mughal emperors. Emperor Akbar captured herds of elephants for his stables while returning from Mandu in year 1564. This National Park has a varied terrain of forested hills and flat grasslands around the lake.
Madhav Natioinal Park Details
Madhav National Park has total area of 354 km². It was set up in the year 1959. The National Park is open throughout the year. With a varied terrain of wooded hills – the forest being dry, mixed and deciduous- and flat grasslands around the lake, it offers abundant opportunities of sighting a variety of wildlife. The principal tree species found in the Park are Khair (acacia catechu), Salai, Kerdhai, Dhawda, Tendu, Palash etc.
(Madhav Natioinal Park)
Sakhya Sagar Lake and Sailing Club
Sakhya Sagar and Madhav Sagar lakes, created on Manier River in 1918, are two important biodiversity support systems in the Park besides several perennial and seasonal streams and nallahs. Sakhya Sagar Lake is situated on the edge of forests of Madhav National Park. On the shores of the lake is boat club also known as Sailing Club. The Sakhya Sagar Lake is the habitat of variety of reptiles. Species that can be seen here are marsh or mugger crocodile, Indian python and the monitor lizard.
(Sakhya Sagar Lake)
GEORGE CASTLE in Madhav National Park
GEORGE CASTLE is located Deep inside the Madhav National Park, at its highest point stands the George Castle built by Jiwaji Rao Scindia. The ideal time to visit the castle is at sunset, when Sakhya Sagar Lake seems to take the radiance and changing hues of the sky. The castle located at the central region of the Madhav national Park provides a wonderful panoramic view of Sakhya Sagar and the spread of the forest around.
George Castle was basically built by the Gwalior royalty for an overnight halt for tiger shooting by British King Geroge V, while he was to pass that way during his visit to India in 1911. It so happened that King could shoot a tiger on the way itself and did not stop at Madhav National Park.
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Local Attractions in Shivpuri
Madhav Vilas Palace- Standing upon a natural eminence, the elongated rose-pink summer palace of the scindias is built in truly royal proportions. A fine example of colonial architecture, the "Mahal", as it is called, is remarkable for its marble floors, iron columns, graceful terraces and the Ganapati Mandap. From the turrets, the view is a spectacular one of Shivpuri town and the park beyond.
Chhatris - Set in a formal Mughal garden, with quiet nooks under flowering trees, intersected by pathways with ornamental balustrades and illuminated by Victorian lamps, is the complex in which the cenotaphs of the Scindias are set. Facing each other across a water tank are the Chhatris of Madho Rao Scindia and the dowager queen Maharani Sakhya Raje Scindia, synthesising the architectural idioms of Hindu and Islamic styles with their shikhara-type spires and Rajput and Mughal pavilions.
Madhav Vilas Palace - Standing upon a natural eminence, the elongated rose-pink summer palace of the Scindias is a fine example of colonial architecture. The 'Mahal' as it is called, is remarkable for its marble floors, iron columns, graceful terraces and the Ganpati mandap.
Sakhya Sagar Boat Club - Edging the forests of the Madhav National Park is the Sakhya Sagar Lake, habitat of a variety of reptiles. Seen here are the Marsh Crocodile or Mugger, Indian Python and the Monitor Lizard. On the shores of the lake and connected to it by a broad pier is a Boat Club, an airy, delicate structure with glass panels.
Bhadaiya Kund - A scenic spot by a natural spring. The water here is rich in minerals, supposedly of a curative nature
George Castle - Deep within the forests of the park, on its highest point, is the turreted George Castle built by Jiyaji Rao Scindia. From here the view of the lake is unparalleled and the best time to visit the castle is at sunset when the lakes below mirror the changing hues of the evening sky.
Shivpuri has a warm dry climate in summers and a cool dry climate in winters. Summers during April to June are bit hot with temperature levels reaches up to 42°C in June. Winters during December to February are cool, dry and very pleasant. Monsoons start by July and continues up to October. During this period the climate becomes humid and cool. Shivpuri receives average to medium rainfalls. Madhav Wild Life Sanctuary is open all around the year, but monsoons are not good for the visit. Summers are best for tiger safari and spotting some tigers.
Best period to visit this place is between October to March.
By Road: Shivpuri is connected by regular bus services with Gwalior, Indore, Bhopal, Jhansi and Ujjain. Shivpuri is 115 KMS away from Gwalior on Agra Mumbai Road and 98 KMS away from Jhansi
By Air: The nearest airport to Shivpuri is Gwalior. This airport is well connected with Delhi, Bhopal, Indore and Mumbai.
By Train: Shivpuri is probably best approached through the railway network as it offers the most direct approach. The railway station is located a mere 3 kilometers away from the main town area. Buses and taxis frequently ply and are easily accessible. With not many trains offering stops at Shivpuri, Jhansi (100 km) and Gwalior (128 km) are the closest railway stations.