An ancient town as well as a sacred place in Madhya Pradesh, Shivpuri was earlier known as Sipri. If you take a trip to Shivpuri, it will undoubtedly be memorable courtesy its lovely landscape (it is located 478 meters above sea level) and various other attractions in the city. The town derives its name from Lord Shiva. The history of the city dates back to the time when it was the summer capital of Scindia rulers of Gwalior and its dense woods were their hunting grounds. Also Read - Madhya Pradesh Electricity Department Leaves Man Startled After Complaint, Says Remove BJP And Elect Congress For Cheaper Bill
Shivpuri is a nature getaway from Gwalior and Jhansi; set amidst rolling hills and broadleaf forests. A trip through its wilderness is a must if you like some daring adventure. You must have Madhav National Park on here itinerary; the place boasts of several species like the little chinkara, Indian gazelle, chital, nilgai, sambar, chausingha or four-horned antelope, blackbuck, sloth bear, leopard and the omnipresent common langur. Also, it’s home to many bird species such as the migratory geese, pintail, teal, mallard, and pochard. Also Read - Passengers Coming by Flights to Madhya Pradesh Will be Scanned For COVID-19 on Their Arrival
A historical site to visit here is Chhatri – a popular monument that displays the perfect combination of Mughal and Hindu architecture. Take a leisurely walk in the Mughal Garden here that also houses the royal tombs of Scindias.
Don’t forget to take a holy dip in Parihar; they say that taking a dip here is believed to washes off all the sins and wrong doings of a person. Another interesting place to explore is Banganga – an old temple popular for its 52 holy kunds. Take a boat ride on Sakhya Sagar Lake and soak in the beauty of a gorgeous sunset with your loved ones here. A great picnic spot here is Bhadaiya Kund where you will encounter a natural spring that is very famous for its high mineral content. If you have to plan a trip to Shivpuri, let it be during monsoon and you’ll end up having an experience of a lifetime.