Steeped in rich history, Chanderi was a celebrated town of Madhya Pradesh from the 11th century. Several movements and activities gave it a significant place in the historical map of India. Sharing its borders with Malwa and Bundelkhand, Chanderi was a major connecting link of trade routes of Central India. It was also conveniently located near the ancient ports of Gujarat as well as to Malwa, Mewar, Central India and the Deccan. As a result it became a centre of military activities and witnessed rivalries among men who shaped the destiny of the country.
The Fort:The majestic fort built during the Mughal era atop a high hill has a brilliant gateway known as Khooni Darwaza.
Koshak Mahal: History says that the Koshak Mahal was ordered to be built by Mahmud Khilji of Malwa when he passed through Chanderi in 1445 AD. The original plan of the Khilji ruler was to build a seven-storey palace though only two could be completed during his life time. The Mahal is divided into four equal parts and has architecture resembles that of Mandu.
Badal Mahal Gate: The gate without a Mahal was constructed as a mark of victory.
Jama Masjid: With intriguing domes and colonnades, this is possibly the biggest mosque of the erstwhile Madhya Bharat State.
Shahzadi ka Rouza: Built in honor of an unknown princess, the outer side of the marvel has intriguing arches and geometrical designs.
Parameshwar Tal: It was built by Bundela Rajput Kings. The magnificent Parameshwar tank is located near the town of Chanderi.
Battisi Bhavdi : Built by Sultan Ghiyasuddin Shah in 1485, the Battisi Bavdi derives its name from a flight of thirty two steps.
Buddhi (Old) Chanderi: The old Chanderi city has several Jain temples which attract Jain pilgrims from far and wide.
Thruvanji: The village of Thruvanji is home to a number of Jain temples.
How to Reach Chanderi:
By Air- The nearest airport from Chanderi is in Gwalior.
By Rail: The nearest railway station in Gwalior connects Chanderi with other major cities in India.
By Road: Chanderi has a good network of roads connecting it to major cities in Madhya Pradesh.
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