Situated on the banks of the River Parvati, Guna situated on the Malwa plateau of Madhya Pradesh boasts of a rich historical legacy. One of the most prosperous regions of Madhya Pradesh, Guna is a city that is progressing and yet holding onto its glorious past and peaceful, small-town character
It is no wonder, then, that people are increasingly showing interest in visiting this city.While ancient history suggests that Guna was a part of the Avanti Kingdom, more recently, in the 18th century, it was taken over by the great Maratha leader Ramoji Rao Scindia and made a part of his kingdom. It was during this time that a number of forts and temples were built, ones that are still standing proud today. For a while, when the British took over, Guna became a part of the Gwalior district; post-independence, though, it became a separate district in the state of Madhya Pradesh with Guna city as its headquarters.The forts, museums and gardens in Guna stand testament to its vibrant past making it an ideal tourist destination, especially for those interested in Indian history.The Bajrangarh Fort, also known as Jharkon, is perhaps one of the most important landmarks in Guna. The fort is spread over 10 sq km and stands at a height of over 300 meters, offering lovely views of the surroundings. Though in ruins now, the structure is still imposing and gives a glimpse of the region’s glorious past. The Bajrahgarh Fort is believed to have been built by rulers of the Chauhan dynasty around the 16th or 17th century. If you’re in Guna, this fort must not be missed.Considered to be one of Lord Hanuman’s five strengths, the Panchamukhi Hanuman Ashram is a religious destination in the city that sees thousands of devotees all year round. The infrastructure of the ashram has also been improved over the past years to make it more appealing to tourists.Other temples such as the Bishbhuji Temple and the Jain Temple are also ones you could visit during your trip.Buses are available throughout the city to take you from one spot to the other, or even to other districts nearby. Auto-rickshaws are also a common and popular mode of transport in Guna. Hire a private taxi or car from a local rental company for a comfortable trip.Women should avoid stepping out alone at any time in Guna.Fix the fare with the auto-rickshaw driver before starting your journey
Guna is not well connected to other major cities of the country via regular flights. The nearest airport is in Bhopal at a distance of 149kms.
Airports: Raja Bhoj International Airport
There is no regular trains to Guna from other major cities of the country. The nearest Railway station is at Shivpuri which is located at a distance of 94kms.
Railway Station(s): Shivpuri