Madhav National Park

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Madhav National Park is a unique blend of natural splendor, history, and architectural wonders. Located in the Shivpuri District of Madhya Pradesh, this park spans approximately 354 square kilometers. It was notified as a National Park in 1958.

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Madhav National Park

How to reach

By Air -The nearest airport to Madhav National Park is Gwalior Airport. You can hire a taxi or take a bus to the park from there.

By Train -Shivpuri railway station is the nearest railway station. It is well connected to major cities in India. From the station, taxis and buses are available to the park.

By Bus- Regular bus services from Gwalior, Indore, Bhopal, and other major cities in Madhya Pradesh are available to Shivpuri. From Shivpuri, local transport can be used to reach the park.

2 Days Itinerary

  • Day 1: Start your day early with a safari tour in the forest. Spot exquisite species like the Chinkara, Nilgai, Sambar, Chausingha, and various deer species. In the afternoon, visit the ‘Shooting Box’, a vantage point to witness birds and animals.
  • Day 2: Visit the Sakhya and Madhav Sagar Lakes, which support various migratory birds. Spend the afternoon exploring the local culture and shopping.

Get Around

The park can be explored on foot, by bicycle, or by hiring a local jeep. Boat rides are also available on the Sakhya Sagar Lake.

Things to Do

Wildlife Safari: Spot a variety of wildlife species.

Bird Watching: The park is home to a rich variety of migratory birds.

Visit the ‘Shooting Box’: A vantage point to witness birds and animals.

Offbeat Places

Sakhya Sagar Lake: A great nesting ground for birds and marsh crocodiles. Madhav Sagar Lake: Another beautiful lake located in the center of the forest.


Boat Ride: Enjoy a boat ride on Sakhya Sagar Lake. Photography: Capture the beauty of the park and its wildlife.


Local markets in Shivpuri offer a variety of handicrafts, textiles, and local produce. Don’t forget to buy some local souvenirs.


Try local delicacies at the eateries in Shivpuri. Popular dishes include Poha, Bhutte ka Kees, and Malpua.


Several accommodation options are available in Shivpuri, ranging from budget to luxury hotels. Some hotels also offer safari packages.

Go Next

After exploring Madhav National Park, you can visit other attractions in Madhya Pradesh like the Gwalior Fort, Jai Vilas Palace, and Scindia Museum in Gwalior, or the temples of Khajuraho.