An ancient town and a sacred place in Madhya Pradesh, Shivpuri was earlier known as Sipri. A long holiday trip to Shivpuri will undoubtedly be very tremendous not only because of its lovely landscape, but also because of its various tourist attractions in the city. Its name derives from the Lord Shiva. The history of this place dates back to the Mughal period. The dense forests of Shivpuri were once the royal hunting grounds. Located at a height of 478 meters above sea level, the city is coupled with some of the most exotic attractions, which makes it a very peaceful destination for tourists.
As per the legend, the city named after Lord Shiva, served as the heaven of Kachhawaha Rajputs till 1804 and by and by it was ruled by Scindias. Also, it holds a historical importance to the pre-Independence times as it is the place where the great freedom fighter Tatya Tope was hanged till death.
Set amidst inclined hills and broadleaf forests, the forests of Shivpuri were formerly the hunting fields of the Mughal Emperors. A trip through the wilderness of its forest is very daring and adventurous. Whether you're on a leisure or adventure tour, you'll simply love the short journey amidst thrilling wildlife and historical places.
Shivpuri has numerous accommodation options ranging from mid-range hotels to budget hotels. All the hotels in Shivpuri offer a warm hospitality and comfy stay to all those coming to this charming and captivating town. Whether you are here for a leisure or business trip, these hotels will offer as per requirements in the best way.
Some of the popular in Shivpuri include:
By Air: Gwalior Airport (Rajmata Vijaya Raje Scindia Air Terminal) is the nearest airdrome which takes 2 hours 48 minutes drive (125.6 Km) to reach the destination.
By Rail: Shivpuri has its own railhead which is well connected to other cities like Delhi (400 Km), Bhopal (300 Km), Indore (400 Km)\
By Road: Shivpuri connects several cities by road like Bhopal (300 Km), Delhi (400 Km), Indore (400 Km), Jhansi (100 Km), and many more.
Best Time to Visit: September to March