Shivpuri is steeped in the royal legacy of its past, when it was the summer capital of the Scindia rulers of Gwalior. And earlier, its dense forests were the hunting grounds of the Mughal emperors when great herds of elephants were captured by Emperor Akbar. Much later, it was the Tiger that roamed the wooded hills and many a magnificent beast was 'bagged' by royal Shikaris. Today Shivpuri is a sanctuary for rare wildlife and avifauna. Its royal past has thus been transformed into a vibrant, hopefully present.
With its luxuriant forests and undulating hills, Shivpuri was a natural choice as the summer resort capital of the Scindias. Shivpuri's royal ambience lives on in the exquisite palaces and hunting lodges and graceful, intricately embellished marble Chhatris (cenotaphs) erected by the Scindia rulers.
Shivpuri is situated t an altitude of 1,515 feet (462 m) above sea level.
By Air: Nearest airport is at Gwalior (112 km), which is connected with regular flights from Delhi & Bhopal.
By Bus: Shivpuri is connected by regular bus services with Gwalior, Indore, Bhopal, Jhansi and Ujjain.
By Rail: Nearest railheads are at Jhansi (101 km) and Gwalior which are on the Delhi- Chennai main lines.