Shivpuri Tour

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Shivpuri, Uttarakhand

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Shivpuri is laid out over gently sloping hills with abundant deciduous forests. A trip to Shivpuri will surely be very memorable not only because of its pleasant landscape but also because there are several Tourist Attractions in Shivpuri.

The place derives its name from the Hindu God Shiva. Earlier it was known as Sipri. It has a rich royal legacy. The history of Shivpuri dates back to the Mughal period. The dense forests of Shivpuri were the royal hunting grounds. Emperor Akbar is credited with capturing elephants from these forests. It was also the summer capital of the Scindhia rulers of Gwalior.

There is a wildlife sanctuary at Shivpuri. It is known as the Madhav National Park. Here you will get to see varied wild life and an amazing variety of fauna.

Major Tourist Attractions in Shivpuri: Madhav National Park, Madhav Vilas Palace, George Castle, Sakhya Sagar Lake, Chhatris etc.
Madhav Vilas Palace, Shivpuri
This palace was previously the Summer Palace of the Scindhias. Presently it is the training centre of the Intelligence Bureau of the Government of India.
George Castle, Shivpuri
The George castle is located within the Madhav National Park. A visit to the George Castle enables you to have a great view of the Sakhya Sagar Lake. The sight at dusk is simply breathtaking.
Sakhya Sagar Lake, Shivpuri
The lake is inhabited by reptiles, crocodiles and pythons. There is a boat club at the banks of the lake and standing on the deck of this club you will get a simply mesmerizing view of the surroundings.
Chhatris, Shivpuri
The Chhatris are marble cenotaphs that are very well decorated. You will certainly be impressed by the intricately carved designs.
Excursions from Shivpuri
Haridwar and Rishikesh
Haridwar is located in the northern part of the Uttar Pradesh which is 24 Kms south of Rishikesh. Haridwar is counted in one of the seven holiest cities according to Hindu mythology which is often described as “The gateway of Gods” because it is still believed that god had left his footprints in Haridwar.

Haridwar stands at a high of 300 meters above sea level and geographical location make Haridwar as one of sacred place for Hindu devotees because it stands as the gateway of other three important Hindu pilgrimage cities i.e. Rishikesh, Badrinath and Kedarnath. Rishikesh is only 24 kms away from Rishikesh and is world famous as a yoga and meditation centre. In Haridwar sightseeing, you can visit many temples and evening, enjoy grand Arati ceremony at Ganga River.

Tourist can visit yoga and meditation ashrams in Rishikesh. The best time to visit Haridwar and Rishikesh is between November to March.

Dehradun is one of the best place to visit during summers because the temperature is very lower comparatively to other cities in north India. It is also one of the oldest cities in India and legends says that Guru Dronacharaya has founded the city. He was a Brahmin teacher who considered Dehradun a best place for meditation and worship. Dehradun is also known as the valley of Drona which literally means “The adobe of Drona”.

British has established well know institution over their and it is still a centre of renowned public schools and educational institute. Tapkeshwar Temple, Robber’s Cave, Tapovan, Sahastradhara are Reach by Air some of the tourist attraction of Dehradun.
Best Time to Visit in Shivpuri
The best time to visit Shivpuri is March to September.
How to reach Shivpuri?
By Air - The nearest airport is at Dehradun which is 50 kms far from Shivpuri.

By Rail - The nearest railway junction is also at Dehradun.

By Road - All cities of Uttaranchal are well connected by road to Shivpuri.
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