The Chanderi Fort is located in the small historical town of Chanderi in the Ashoknagar District of Madhya Pradesh. The Chanderi Fort is the most conspicuous monument in this ancient town. The Chanderi Fort dates back to the Mughal Period. The Muslim rulers took a lot of initiative to construct the fortification walls of the fort. The Mahals within the fort were built by the Bundela chiefs.
The Chanderi Fort is approached through three gates. The first and main gate is well known as the Khooni Darwaza. It has been so named because criminals were thrown from the battlements above and their bodies crashed to pieces below. Hawa Paur is the third and highest gate of the Chanderi Fort. The remnants of the Chanderi Fort include the Hawa Mahal and the Nau Khanda Mahal. Both these buildings were built by the Bundela chiefs.
There is yet another gateway on the south western side of the fort. This queer gate referred to as the Khatti ghatti is 59 meter in length, 12 meter in breadth, 24.6 meter in height. Sloping towers adorn this gate.