Madhav National Park


Madhav National Park


 Shivpuri ,Madhya Pradesh

Best time

October to March.


355 sq. km

Major Animals/Birds

Tigers, leopards, striped hyena, jackals ,chinkara, Indian gazelle, chital, nilgai, sambar, blackbuck , crocodiles, Indian python, and the monitor lizard, white-breasted kingfisher, purple sunbird, migratory geese oriole, pochard pintail, Red-wattled Lapwing

Madhav National Park is located in Shivpuri ,Madhya Pradesh. Area of Madhav National Park  is 355 sq. km ,best time to visit Madhav National Park is between October to March.

Madhav National Park, formerly a popular hunting site for Mughal emperors and Maratha royals, is today a magnificent wildlife refuge in the Shivpuri region of Madhya Pradesh, Central India. This beautiful stretch of wilderness, which covers 354 square kilometres, offers breathtaking vistas of lush foliage and architectural marvels built by the ancient kings of Gwalior. This park has seen several royal movements since the reign of Akbar, who is said to have taken elephants from here in 1564. Madhav National Park captivates visitors with its unusual settings, which include lakes, lush woods, and castles.

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Safari Timings

The Park does not operate any safari but they allow private vehicles inside the park for safari.

Park Timings: 6 AM to 6 PM.

Things to do in Madhav National Park

  • Jungle Trek
  • Nature Photography
  • Bird Watching
  • Speed Boating on Sakhya Sagar Lake

Major Attractions in & Around the Park

Tourist Attractions:

  • George Palace: Jivaji Rao Scindia erected this exquisite castle in 1911 for British King George V to make plans for his stay in the jungle. Though he never remained here, this location was frequently utilised as a hunting camp by members of the British Army and Royal families. The castle is constructed high in the jungle and provides breathtaking views of the lake, especially at sunset and dawn.
  • Sakhya Sagar Lake & Sailing Club: Visitors to this lake may enjoy boating and bird viewing while riding along the water, surrounded by diverse flora. This lake is an important biodiversity support system, providing a diverse habitat for reptiles and birds. The marsh or mugger crocodile, Indian python, and monitor lizard are among the notable reptile species that may be found here.

Nearby Destination

  • Orchha
  • Gwalior
  • Chanderi

Major Fauna of  Madhav National Park


Mammals found in Madhav National Park

Tiger, Chinkara, Indian Gazelle, Chital, Nilgai, Sambar, Chausingha, Black Buck, Sloth Bear, Leopard, Langur, Striped Hyena, Jackal, Jungle Cat etc.

Reptiles found in Madhav National Park

  • Marsh crocodile or mugger,
  • Indian Python 
  • Monitor Lizard.

Birds found in Madhav National Park

Red Wattled lapwing, Large Pied Wagtail, Pond Heron, White-breasted Kingfisher, Cormorant, Painted stork, White Ibis, Laggar falcon, Purple Sunbird, Paradise Flycatcher, Golden Oriole, Migratory geese oriole, Pochard, pintail, White ibis, Cormorant, Painted stock, Indian pond heron, Gadwall, Painted francolin, Sarus crane etc.