Walking through the quiet streets of Morena, its age-old ruins and structures will pull you back to the majestic eras when the city was basking in royal glory. The thick wilderness surrounding it, echoing with the calls of wild creatures, only add to its appeal
Encased in nostalgia and beauty, surprises lurk in every corner of the city, as you may even occasionally spot peacocks strolling about elegantly on the outskirts.The historical bearings of Morena are equally splendid. As a part of the Princely State of Gwalior, it was ruled by the Scindia dynasty of the Maratha clan. Over time, it has emerged as a significant manufacturing hub for traditional small-scale industries. Intermingling tradition and modernity, Morena is bound to charm you.Surrounded by forests and wildlife, Morena is a nature lover’s delight. The National Chambal Sanctuary near the city is situated along the banks of the river Chambal and is a haven for aquatic wildlife. You can spot rare aquatic species such as the Gharial crocodile, Indian turtles and the Ganges dolphins, nestling in their natural habitats. It is also a great site for bird-watchers, especially during the migratory season. A variety of exotic migratory birds flock here during this season, making it a must-visit.Morena’s historical heritage is interlaced with its religious significance. Several ancient structures of temples and places of worship are spread around the city. The Batesar Temple complex in the Padawali region of Morena is of immense historical significance. Dedicated to Vishnu and Shiva, the numerous sandstone shrines date back to the 10th century during the rule of Gujara-Pratihara dynasty. The Shanichara Temple, dedicated to Lord Shani, is a popular shrine known for dispelling the misfortunes of devotees.The Sabalgarh Fort, which was the historical stronghold of the Scindia rulers, is worth visiting to explore the city’s past. The Moghul monuments at Nurabad near Morena should also be added to your itinerary.Being a small town, local transport in Morena is scarce. Auto-rickshaws are the most commonly used means of traveling within the city. A few hand-pulled rickshaws are also available for traveling to shorter distances. Though buses or taxis are not easily available within the city, you can hire a cab from nearby cities like Gwalior, for traveling in and around Morena.Avoid traveling to Morena during summer as the weather is very hot and unsuitable for tourist activities.Women are advised against traveling alone, especially at night
Morena is not well connected to other major cities of the country via regular flights. The nearest airport is in Gwalior at a distance of 31kms.
Airports: Gwalior Airport
There is no regular trains to Morena from other major cities of the country. The nearest Railway station is at Gwalior which is located at a distance of 35kms.
Railway Station(s): Bhadroli