Panihar, a sacred bathing area for Hindus is en route to Shivpuri from Gwalior. Located 20 km outside of Gwalior, locals and pilgrims from all over India convene at the bathing ghat in Panihar to take a dip in the holy waters.
The bathing ritual according to Hindu customs, does not only wash the grime and grit from the exterior but is a soul cleansing act. As in many cultures across the world, the cleansing ritual is a means to reconnect to the higher power and refresh the soul. Along with the spiritual cleansing, most pilgrims and tourists embark on a journey from Panihar towards Pachrai, Sri Shantinath Digambar Jain Athishaya Kshetra and Sri Pachrai Teerth.
The journey can not only be spiritually satiating but also offer scrumptious meals. The regional cuisine is well known for their sweet dishes. The Sirsod village located on the outskirts of Gwalior is particularly well known for their unique preparation of the sweet “Kheer”.