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The city of Shivpuri is a municipality in the district of Shivpuri, which forms a part of the central state of India, Madhya Pradesh. This ancient town is a sacred place and lies in the Gwalior Division, which locates in the northwest part of the state and also serves as the administrative headquarters of the Shivpuri District. The city is positioned at an elevation of about 462 m above the sea level.

The former name of this holy town is Sipri and got its current name after the independence of the country and was named in order to honor the Hindu God Lord Shiva. The land also takes to the royal legacy of its glorious past as it was the summer capital of the Scindia Rulers of Gwalior.

Initially, the place before forming as a town was a land of dense forests, which were the hunting grounds of the Mughal Rulers. In the 17th century, the city of Shivpuri was awarded as Jagir to the Kachwahas of Narwar.

The kingdom and the fort of  Shivpuri was won by Ranoji Bhoite, who was the then Maratha General of Chhatrapati of Satara, with the help of the instructions of Jankoji Shinde, the chief of Gwalior.

In February 1781, the Scindias were defeated in the battle and the province was conquered by the British, who set up a mutual defense treaty here, in the very year in October. Then, Again in 1804, Shivpuri was conquered by the Scindias and granted it to one of their Maratha generals, named as Ingle.

The copious vegetation along with its surging hills, makes Shivpuri stands out as an outstanding summer resort, even today. Here at the spot the nature is at its best, inviting to explore it. Shivpuri is a sanctuary with endangered wildlife and avifauna. This makes it one of the favorite spots among the nature lovers and the adventure seekers.

The time to travel in the place is round the year.

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