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Shivpuri is a city and a municipality in Shivpuri district located in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. It is in the Gwalior Division of northwest Madhya Pradesh and is the administrative headquarters of Shivpuri District. It is situated at an altitude of 1515ft above sea level. Shivpuri district shares a border with Jhansi in Uttar Pradesh towards the east and Rajasthan towards the west. It has nine tehsils: Badarwas, Karera, Kolaras, Narwar, Pichhore, Pohri, Bairad, Shivpuri and Khaniyadhan.The city is a popular tourist attraction in the monsoon season as it has a number of minor waterfalls and lakes. The city is known for its lush greenery, thick dense forests and also as the summer capital of the Scindia rulers of Gwalior.HistoryShivpuri was the summer capital of the rulers of Gwalior, the Scindias. The kings used to spend their summers here in Madhav Vilas Palace to escape the heat of Gwalior. Therefore, the city came to be known as 'mini Shimla'. The rulers had constructed the famous Chattri, George Castle and the Madhav Vilas Palace in Shivpuri.Shivpuri is in Shivpuri District. Our India route tool combines visitor reviews with your personal interests to make an itinerary informed by experts, but tailored to suit your style.
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