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Shivpuri is a city and a municipality in the 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. The city is known for its greenery, forests, and also as the former summer capital of the Scindia family.

How to Reach

By Air The nearest airport is Gwalior Airport (Rajmata Vijaya Raje Scindia Air Terminal), which is approximately a 2 hours 48 minutes drive (125.6 Km) away.

By Train Shivpuri has its railhead which is well connected to other cities like Delhi (400 Km), Bhopal (300 Km), and Indore (400 Km).

By Bus Shivpuri has good road connections with cities in Madhya Pradesh. There are bus services from Noida and Kanpur besides Agra and Udaipur.

2 Days Itinerary

  • Day 1 can be spent exploring the Madhav National Park, which boasts a diverse ecosystem that includes lakes, forests, and grasslands.
  • Day 2 can be dedicated to visiting George Castle, a stunning structure situated deep within the untamed forests of Madhav National Park.

Get Around

Shivpuri is well connected by road, making it easy to get around the city and visit various tourist attractions.

Things to Do

Visitors can explore the Madhav National Park, enjoy a jeep safari, and spot distinct wildlife. They can also visit George Castle and the Royal Chhatris.

Offbeat Places

An offbeat place to visit in Shivpuri is the collectorate or collector office of Shivpuri which used to be the “Secretariat” during the British era.


Visitors can enjoy boating and picnics at Shivpuri’s lakes like Madhav Sagar and Sakhya Sagar.

Fairs and Festivals

The Siddheswar Banganga fair is celebrated in February. Another notable event is the Pir Budhan fair, held in the month of August-September at the mausoleum of the Muslim saint Pir Budhan.


Shivpuri is a mid-sized town in MP. Of course, this town boasts of malls such as World Square Mall and Siddharth Arcade Shopping Mall but there is nothing that is a specialty of this place.


Shivpuri offers a variety of dining options. Some of the popular restaurants include Hotel P.S.Residency and Hotel Haveli.


Several hotels in Shivpuri offer comfortable accommodations. Some of the popular ones include Hotel P.S.Residency, Hotel Haveli, and MPT Tourist Village.

Go Next

After exploring Shivpuri, visitors can plan their next destination. Nearby places of interest include Gwalior, which is approximately 120 km north of Shivpuri.