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Brief History

Historical Significance of the Place

An ancient city of Madhya Pradesh and a holy place, Shivpuri was earlier known as Sipri. The history of this place dates back to the Mughal period. The dense forests of Shivpuri were once the royal hunting grounds. Situated at an altitude of 478 meters above sea level, the city is one of the best of all the exotic attractions, which makes it a very peaceful destination for tourists. According to legend, the city is named after Lord Shiva. Till 1804 the city was known as the paradise of Kachhwaha Rajputs. After that it was ruled by the Scindia dynasty. Apart from this, Shivpuri also holds importance from the freedom struggle as it is the place where the great freedom fighter Tatya Tope was hanged. The forests of Shivpuri were the hunting areas of the earlier Mughal emperors. Whether you are on a leisure or adventure tour, you will love traveling amongst the thrilling wildlife and historical places.

Historical Significance of Institutional Building

In the year 1993, a group center was established, where CIAT school Shivpuri is presently present. But due to unsuitability of land for group center, it was shifted to Gwalior in year 2004, where it is still located. After this, till 2009, this land was continuously used in Shivpuri to develop a new battalion. And in the year 2009, the Anti-Rebellion and Anti-Terrorism School, CRPF came into existence. CIAT which is one of the premier training institute of CRPF is located near Barodi village, AB Road, District Shivpuri (M.P.) and is dedicated to the service of the nation and trains brave soldiers to fight against dangerous disease like Naxal. This institute is approved vide order MHA Letter No.-II-27012-PF-III dated 01/09/2009 and DIG (ORG) DTE Letter No. O-IV-1/2008-Org (Aug) dated 05/10/2009. This institute started functioning from 13/11/2009 under the administrative control of IGP Trg Dte Genl, CRPF. Its total area is 264.051 acres, which is divided into four different camps namely A, B, C and D. Camp A is used for administrative / internal training and Camp C for external training and B And D Camp has been kept safe for dissemination in the coming times.

This institute conducted it’s first training program (C.I.A.T.) Sl.No. - 14 from 08/03/2010 to 20/04/2010 which was highly appreciated. After that this institute never looked back and has run various courses successfully.

In course of time, this institute was established and developed under the able leadership and sincere stalwarts like Brigadier Uday Pratap Singh (VSM), Shri P.S. Rajoura, (PMG), Inspector General, Shri AK Singh (PMG), Deputy Inspector General of Police, Shri RS Chauhan, Deputy Inspector General of Police, Shri PK Pandey, Inspector General of Police, Shri RP Pandey, Inspector General of Police, Shri Moolchand Panwar, (PMG) , Inspector General of Police and Shri Girish Kumar, Inspector General of Police.

The services of this institute, dedicated to make the jawans physically, mentally and ethically capable to fight against the challenges like Naxalism, have been appreciated time and again by various high officials during the visit of the institute. CIAT School CRPF, Shivpuri, sharpens special skills and focused orientation to conduct anti-Naxal operations. Within a very short span of its existence, this institute has been able to make a significant place in the field of training. With special focus on the challenge of Naxalism, this institute is marching towards the prestigious title of "Center of Excellence" in the field of counter-insurgency and counter-terrorism training with sustained efforts.

Glance of History of Any Nearby Place

Tourist village

Shivpuri is a tourist center. Tourists keep coming here from far and wide. Shivpuri remains the center of attraction for the tourists throughout the year, but after the first showers in the rainy season, the nature here gets four moons. Tourist Village has been established by the Madhya Pradesh Tourism Department for the stay of the tourists. This is situated near the natural spring "Bhadaiya Kund".

Madhav National Park

Madhav National Park is situated in Shivpuri between Agra-Bombay and Jhansi-Shivpuri. Its area is 157.58 square kilometres. The Park is open to tourists year-round. There are large numbers of chinkaras, Indian gazelles and chitals. Nilgai, sambar, chausingha, black antelope, sloth bear, leopard and common langur are other residents of this vast park.

Bhadaiya Kund

It is one of the places where natural springs have curative powers. This kund is located in a village which comes under Madhya Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation. This place is safe and clean for tourists, coming here they can stay in good hotels conveniently. This place is 112 km from Gwalior. Which is a special place during the tour of India, where tourists come from far and wide to see the pool. Bhadaiya Kund, a beautiful area with a natural spring is not far from Shivpuri. Although there is no dearth of picnic areas in Shivpuri, yet tourists head towards Bhadiya Kund to witness the serene atmosphere and many colors of nature. It is said about Bhadaiya Kund that this natural water source has very beneficial mineral salts. Bathing with water here is considered a better treatment due to ancient beliefs and many therapeutic properties. It is believed that if someone has skin-related diseases, bathing in this water is beneficial. The water of the pool is believed to be full of healing powers. The best time to visit this pool is during monsoons as the water in the pool is plentiful during this time and the filled pool provides a soothing ambiance to the eyes after a weary from the city.

Chhatris or Monuments

The Chhatris of Shivpuri are associated with the royal Scindia family. It is an empty tomb made for a person who exists somewhere. The memorial is built on the lines of war memorials, this is not a modern method but a very old practice. The English word for monument is derived from the Greek word which is meant as a means of honouring the dead and associated with history. The Chhatris located here are not only known for their history but are also remarkable for their art and architecture. The Chhatris of Shivpuri are made of marble, on which the marks of immaculate art are still visible. These chhatris are maintained properly even at present, which clearly shows that they are well maintained. A large Mughal garden is also located near these umbrellas, while on the other side a lake is also situated which is very beautiful to see and is also quite big. There are also sculptures dedicated to the members of the Scindia royal family. The Chhatri located here is specially dedicated to Madhavrao Scindia and his then widow Maharani Sakhya Raje Scindia.

Interesting facts:

  • Shivpuri is a nature gateway between Gwalior and Jhansi.
  • This beautiful city was once the summer capital of the Scindia rulers of Gwalior and its dense forests were hunting areas.
  • Shivpuri is a popular destination for birds and many tourists come to see the huge species of birds.