Sunday, March 14, 2010

Shivpuri, the Summer Capital

Shivpuri is situated 114 km from Gwalior. It is at an altitude of 1,515 feet above the sea level. We left Gwalior in the early morning, and reached Shivpuri in the afternoon. We checked into the hotel and after getting refreshed had the meals before venturing out to see the place. (Click on all the images for bigger picture)

Shivpuri is known for its natural beauty and vast cultural heritage. It is the ancient town and its history dates back to the Mughal period. It was the summer capital of its erstwhile rulers, the Scindias. It came under the rule of the Scindias in 1804. Then the dense forests of this place were the royal hunting grounds. The sightseeing of this place require one day.

The places of interest are:
  1. Maharani Sakhya Raje Scindia Chattri
  2. George Castle
  3. Madhav National Park (1, 2)
  4. Sakhya Sagar and Madhav Sagar Lake Boating
  5. Maharaja Madhav Rao Scindia Chattri
We will cover the above in some detail in the subsequent posts.

Next day morning we proceeded from Gwalior to our next destination Shivpuri.

Distance: Shivpuri ---> Survyi Ki Grahi 20 kms

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