Monday, March 15, 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. 

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

49 comments:

Struggler said...

Fascinating - such beautiful buildings mixed with stunning scenery. Thanks for sharing!

Lori E said...

Your banner mosaic is gorgeous and the mosaic for the Monday meme is the icing on the cake.
India has so many amazing sights to see.

Anna said...

Rajesh beautiful place, and thank you for your travel thoughts. I like natural places too. Anna :)

Regina said...

Great place! Thank you for sharing.

Mary said...

What a wonderful place -- filled with impressive architecture and natural beauty! Thanks for sharing it with us, Rajesh. :)

Anya said...

Looks like a wonderful place to visit :-)
Thanks for the information !!!!

Vaggelis said...

i want a ticket for india now. wonderful post again

eileeninmd said...

Wonderful mosaic and photos! Looks like a nice place to tour.

joo said...

Rajesh, I love so much to travel with you and discover the places in your beautiful country!

jaydubblah said...

I am so glad I found your blog. The one place I would love to visit is India but I don't think I could manage it now
My Mosaic is here

Hobo ........ ........ ........ said...

Will visit for sure one day.
Thanks for sharing. Summer capital And I will try to be present to relax.

fufu said...

wow so inviting ya at 1515 feet above see level... the weather must be cooooool =p i like it

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Beautiful Collage !! Would love to visit them sometime !!

Tarun Mitra said...

The place seems serene by the photographs

V Rakesh said...

I'm learning a lot of history, thanks to your blog, which I can truly say is rich in all of it!

Meri said...

How interesting! I've not been to India, so I'm loving your post.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Rajesh: Your country has such beautiful places to see.

Sylvia K said...

Marvelous post as always, Rajesh! Love your photos and the history that you include! Hope you have a wonderful week!

Sylvia

Carver said...

Looks like a great place to visit. Rich in history and natural beauty as well as the architecture and arts.

JM said...

Great collage! It must have been a great trip.

ewok1993 said...

another great post. have a great week.

LV said...

Thank you for a great and interesting tour of your part of the world. I love seeing and hearing about it as I will never see it otherwise.

Icy BC said...

Beautiful mosaic, and great information..

Sandy said...

Fascinating! Such an intersting part of the world that I can only visit though photos such as yours.

Indrani said...

A must see place!
Only I don't know when.

Ebie said...

You shared us the beauty of your world! Great photos of your mosaic.

Vicky said...

Wonderful post again!!!!

LadyFi said...

Looks lovely. Can't wait to see more!

Wolynski said...

Beautiful place - I see you've already done the boating.
Lovely mosaic.

SandyCarlson said...

These are very beautiful. What an intriguing place.

Nalini Hebbar said...

really nice...wonderful places in Madhya Pradesh

George said...

I look forward to seeing more of Shivpuri in future posts.

Mitr Friend - Bhushavali said...

Another interesting place added to my must visit list...

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Phivos Nicolaides said...

I always enjoy your posts and beautiful pictures!

Vernz said...

India as always is a fascinating, gorgeous, culture-rich place... wonderful rajesh..

Ronda Laveen said...

Are you there now at Kumbah Mela?

Dirkjogt said...

Nice pictures again

joshi daniel said...

the fifth image is very interesting!

karan a said...

Looks cool!

radha said...

Beautiful. So much to see in MP.

diane said...

Your country is so full of colourful history.

Spiderdama said...

Beautiful places and country I think! Wanna visit after your great pictures:-)

kshama said...

Excellence personified!

Rajesh said...

Thanks to all for the appreciation. I shall cover the sight seeing places in Shivpuri.

Sankara Subramanian C said...

This place has been on my goto list for a while now...

Good to read about it on your blog. Would you have more pictures?

http://www.beontheroad.com

Mª Zélia said...

Visitando alguns blogs encontrei este, e fiquei deslumbrada com as fotos. Admiro muito o seu país, pela cultura, religiões e as histórias místicas que nos chegam até aqui. Voltarei para encantar-me com suas fotos.
Saudações cariocas!

Jeevan said...

Thanks for the information.

NatureFootstep said...

India is a great plade to call My World. :)

Rajesh said...

Sankara: Thanks, it is a nice place to tour.

Jeevan, Mª Zélia, NatureFootstep: Thanks for the appreciation.