Shivpuri is just 110 km from the city of Gwalior. Shivpuri was once the royal summer retreat of the past. Its dense forests and luxuriant hills made it a perfect summer capital and the vegetation full of a variety of species of fauna made it a perfect hunting ground as well.
Shivpuri in Madhya Pradeshhas been transformed into a protected forest area and a sanctuary for rare wildlife. The pink summer palace built by the Scindia called the Madhav Vilas Palace is an excellent example of the colonial impression on architecture in the late 19th century. This beautiful palace offers a spectacular view of its surrounding forests and nature. The Madhav National Park is a terrain of wooded hills and dry forests, mixed and deciduous with flat grasslands around the lake. This gives an ample opportunity to sight wildlife such as the various species of Deer, Sloth bear, Nilgai, and sometimes also the Leopard.