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  • HISTORY AND LEGENDS Shivpuri is an ancient town and a sacred place. The place got its name after the mighty Hindu God, Lord Shiva. In the past, the place was covered with dense forests. This place was the favorite hunting grounds of the Mugal Emperor. The Great King, Akbar captured herds of elephants from this place. The place came under Scindias rule in the year 1804. Also, Tantya Tope was hanged to death in Shivpuri by the Britishers for his part in the revolt of 1857.


    Bhoora Kho:
    It is a small but beautiful waterfall with the deities of Lord Shiva. The park and boat club adds the glory. In old times, this was the spot joining Sailing Club of National Park. In English time, the viewers enjoy the boat sailors and view of Madhav Sagar lake. The water fall from a height of more than 25 meters gives the pleasure of swimmers with jump in to deep kund.


    This is one of the ancient time holy places of Shivpuri. It is said that Arjun take out the water from the earth by his arrow to quench the thirst of Bhisam Pitamah at the time of Mahabharat. There are 52 Kund here. The people visit here with a religious mind.                                                                               
    It is very beautiful picnic spot in rainy season. The heavy and waterfall in rainy season pays immense pleasure and the greenery around adds the charm of the nature. It is 50 kms away from Shivpuri. It is natural fall of Parvati River that falls from hill from height.
    It is picnic spot in rainy season. It is a natural spring, of which water contains high minerals and it is of curative nature. The greenery around the Kund gives pleasure to enjoy the holiday. 

    :The great freedom fighter of Indial Natiaonl Movement Tatya Tope was active in this region in his lifetime. English arrested him and the court case was heard here. On 14 April 1854.and case was heard here and sentenced to death at this place. His grand statue attracts the tourist for important role of Tatya Tope and recalls his contribution towards the modern India.

    CHHATRI (CENOTAPHS)Shivpuri is famous for graceful,intricately embellishedMarble chhatries (cenotaphs) erected by Scindia Princes. Set in an elaborate Mughal Garden, are the cenotaphs, the royal Chhatries dedicated to Scindias.
    Facing each other across a water tank are the Chhatries of Madhav Rao Scindia and dowager queen Maharani Sakhya Raje Scindia, in a delighful fusion of Hindu and Islamic architectural styles, with their shikhara – type spires and Rajput and Mughal pavilions. Ceremonially attired retainers, with flowers and incense tend to both cenotaph house life-size images of the Scindias, and these religiously, daily. MADHAV VILAS PALACE:The summer palace of the Scindias, Madhav Vilas Palace, looks intensely alluring, dressed in soft shade of rose-pink.The MAHAL as it is popularly known, is attired with marble floors,elegant terraces and a Ganapati Mandap. From the turrets, one can get a splendid view of Shivpuri town and Madhav National Park itself. Now this grand palace has converted in to the training center of Intelligence Bureau of Government of India, which is among the few training centers of Intelligence Buearo.

    George Castle

    : 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 Park provides a wonderful panoramic view of Sakhya Sagar and the spread of the forest around. It is intrusting to note that the grand George Castle was 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.

  • The following list shows some of the commoner and more conspicuous birds to be found in and around the Park - Large cormorant, Painted stork, Grey heron, Spoonbill, Purple heron, White ibis, Pond heron, Grey lag goose, Large brown dove, Grey duck, Spotted dove, Vulture, Red turtle dove, White-backed vulture, Blue rock pigeon, Common pariah kite, Spotted owlet, Black-winged kite, House swift, Marsh harrier, Common kingfisher, Shikra, white, breasted kingfisher, Laggar falcon, Small pied kingfisher, Eurasian kestrel, Little bee-eater, Common fowl, Indian roller, Common sandgrouse, Hoopoe, Painted sandgrouse, Wryneck, Sarus crane, Mahratta woodpecker, Indian moorhen, Red-rumped swallow, Red-wattled lapwing, Wiretailed swallow, Green sandpiper, Bay-backed shrike, Grey shrike, Blossom-headed parakeet, Rose-ringed parakeet, Purple sunbird, Large cuckoo-shrike, Red-vented bulbul, Plain prinia, Tailor bird, Ashy prinia, Common Mynah, Brahminy mynah, indian robin, Magpie robin, Black redstart, White-throated munia, Black drongo, Whitebellied drongo, Dusky crag martin, Collared bushchat, Paradise flycatcher, Verditer flycatcher, Red-breasted flycatcher, Orphean warbler, Pied bushchat, White-eye, Grey wagtail, Large pied wagtail, White wagtail, Grey tit, Jungle crow, Indian house crow, Treepie, Golden oriole, Black oriole, House sparrow.

  • Narvar Fort


  • Orjha Temple


  • Jai Vilas Palace
  • Sun Temple
  • Tansen Tomb
  • Gwalior Fort
  • Saroj Ghar
  • Musium
  • Zoo
  • Light & Sound Program