Shivpurimp is Known as Mini Shimla and hill station of Madhya Pradesh and its name is kept after Lord Shiva.
Shivpurimp is Famous for having numerous waterfalls and tourist places – National Park, Wildlife Sanctuary, Dam, Resorts, Historic Places (Fort and temples), and Scenic beauty of nature.
Shivpuri is one of the strong provinces under Scindia Family and also known as summer capital of Scindia (Maharaja of Gwalior).
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Waterfalls in Shivpurimp
1. Bhadiya Kund
Bhadiya Kund waterfall is a must visit and one the most famous places of Shivpuri. The waterfall is said to be nearly 150 years old. During Monsoon water seeps through rocks and takes form of waterfall and it flows from over the temple and is collected in pool. There are 3-4 kunds and at the end water is collected in the lake.
Near Bhadiya Kund tourist village is located which is a resort and most luxurious place of city with restaurant, hotel, swimming pool and garden facilities available.
2. Pawa Waterfall
The place is best, who want to visit and see the nature and religious place both. The name of the waterfall has been kept as it originates from River Pawa. The waterfall is 40 Km away from Shivpurimp. The temple near the waterfall with the statue of Lord Shiva increases the beauty of waterfall.
3. Bhoora Khon Waterfall
The most scenic and glorious place in the city, it feels amazing to see the architecture of the monument (a mix of Mughal and Hindu architecture). The Scindia Rulers built Chatri and used it as their summer capital, but now it has been converted into a tourist destination.
In Chatri, there are two tombs – one of Madhav Rao Scindia and the second of Vijay Raje Scindia (mother of Madhav Rao Scindia). Specialty of tomb of Madhav Rao Scindia is that it is seen different from all four directions
Madhav National Park
Madhav National Park is situated in the Shivpurimp District of Madhav Pradesh with an area of 354 km2 and got the status of National Park in1958. The forest was used for hunting purpose by royal rulers.
Madhav National Park is one of the prime spots of tourism in the city as it has glorious view of nature, lakes and dense a forest. The park contains two lakes – Sakhya Sagar Lake & Madhav Sagar Lake.
The Animals you may see which are pride of any national parks are Leopards, blackbuck, Nilgai, Sloth bear, common langur, jackals, sambhars.
The Park is also famous for its avifauna which you may see bear the lakes and is rich in varieties of birds – white-breasted kingfisher, oriole, Indian pond heron, white ibis and gadwall.
The two main attractions of National Park are: –
- George Castle
The George Castle seems like to be mahal in National Park, built by Jivaji Rao Scindia in 1911 for the stay of British King George V, but unfortunately King never stays in that castle.
The castle has many turrets. The turrets give the scenic beauty of Sakhya Sagar Lake and of the forest. It was pleasure to see that view. The best time to visit the castle is at the twilight of the day i.e., during sunset.
- Sailing Club
Survaya ki Garhi
Surwaya ki Garhi is the hidden gem present in the city(Shivpurimp), which is 20 km away from the city.
This Monastery is a large structure, built of solid masonry, and has an open courtyard surrounded by pillared corridors and halls. It is a building of special interest because specimens of medieval Hindu monasteries surviving to this day are rare. The entire monastery was originally a two-storeyed building; the upper storey has now survived only in a portion.
There is a rectangular baoli or step well, in front of temple 3 made of dressed sandstone blocks.
The Open Air Museum: The fragments of fine carvings, pillars, brackets, lintels, ceiling slabs, and pieces of broken figures once standing here are now arranged into a sort of open air museum in the temple enclosure. They have all been recovered from heaps of debris, which were cleared up during the conservation of these monuments.