The summer capital of the Scindia rulers of Gwalior, Shivpuri is a city in the state of Madhya Pradesh. Located on NH-3, Shivpuri is 98 km away from Guna and 113 km away from Gwalior. Shivpuri district is surrounded by hill tops covered with forests and vegetation which makes the landscape very pleasing. As per Census 2001, the total population of Shivpuri was 316859 where Males constituted 53% and Females 47%. The average literacy rate has been 66%. Shivpuri is well connected by road, rail and air.
Places to Stay
Shivpuri has a fair number of budget hotels such as Shiv Shakti Guest House (Tariff – Rs. 500), Sonchiraiya Hotel (Tariff - Rs. 800 onwards), and Mount Valley Mama Cottage (Tariff – Rs. 990).
The official language of Shivpuri is Hindi. Some of the alternative languages spoken here are Bundeli and Malwi.
Some of the major local festivals of Shivpuri include Holi in February-March, Bhagoria Haat in March, Navaratri in October, Dussehra in October, and Deepavali in November.
Places of Interest
Madhav National Park (13.2 km), Surwaya (21 km), Narwar (41 km), Karera Bird Sanctuary (45 km), Picchore (78 km), and Kadwaha (100 km) are some good tourist spots situated near Shivpuri.
How to Get There
Gwalior Airport (112 km) is the nearest airport to Shivpuri.
Shivpuri has a station of its own. However, the nearest major stations to Shivpuri are Jhansi (101 km) and Gwalior (115 km).
Regular bus services ply from Shivpuri to places such as Indore, Gwalior, Bhopal, Ujjain, and Jhansi. Gagan Tourist, Sanjay Travels, and Hans Travels India Pvt. Ltd. are a few good bus operators connecting to Shivpuri at affordable bus tariffs. Do away with standing in ticket counters and opt for online bus reservation facility instead.