This simple yet imposing building, located on the Isagarh road at a distance of 4 kilometres from Chanderi proper, was built in 1445 as a victory monument. Chronicler Mohammad Kasim ‘Farishta’ in his Tarikh-e-Farishta mentions that the palace was built by the Sultan of Malwa, Mehmood Shah Khilji, to commemorate his victory over Sultan Mehmood Sharki in the battle at Kalpi.
This simple yet imposing building, located on the Isagarh road at a distance of 4 kilometres from Chanderi… [more]
Shehzadi Ka Rauza
This elegant structure, built on a 12 feet high platform, stands near the Parmeshwar Pond. On the outside… [more]
Ramnagar Palace and Museum
The road through the Kati Ghati gate leads up to the Ramnagar Palace which is also a museum maintained… [more]
Built in 1450 under the aegis of Mahmood Khilji I of the Malwa Sultanate, this elegant structure is actually… [more]
Kati Ghati Gateway
This heraldic structure, cut entirely out of living rock, is situated on the southern edge of Chanderi,… [more]
Located 3 kilometres away from the village of Behti, which in turn is 20 kilometres south-east of Chanderi, … [more]
Nanuan Rock Paintings
Near the village of Nanaun, along the river Urr (Urvashi), can be found the earliest imprints of human… [more]
This mosque, situated a short distance from the main town, was built in AD 1495 by the Governor Sher… [more]
About 2 kilometres south of town, on the Ramnagar road is the Khandargiri temple complex which is a popular… [more]
Badal Mahal Darwaza
This structure, the most eminent among all monuments in Chanderi, is situated at the southern end of… [more]
Set in the midst of the the Vindhyachal hill ranges, the Singhpur Palace is located at a distance of… [more]
The Kirti Durg was first constructed by the 11th century Pratihara king Kirti Pal and is named after… [more]
The Jama Masjid, with a capacity of holding over 2000 persons at the time of prayer, is the largest and… [more]
The founding of this temple is interlinked with the lore of founding of modern Chanderi, when the Pratihara… [more]
Nizamuddin Family Tombs
Approached by the Chanderi Mongawali road, situated near the Jama Masjid, in the Andar Shehar or Inner… [more]
This elegant structure, built on a 12 feet high platform, stands near the Parmeshwar Pond. On the outside the wall has been divided into the tall first storey and the slightly shorter second storey which are relieved by a series of arched depressions. The most striking element of the monument are the unusual, serpentine brackets which support the eaves at both the levels. The inside of the monument, however, is a single square room with only one true storey.
The road through the Kati Ghati gate leads up to the Ramnagar Palace which is also a museum maintained by the Department of Archaeology, Museums and Archives, Madhya Pradesh. Continue reading “Ramnagar Palace and Museum” »
Built in 1450 under the aegis of Mahmood Khilji I of the Malwa Sultanate, this elegant structure is actually the tomb of a mudarris (teacher) and the aalim (vice –chancellor) of the darool uloom (university) which was functional during this period, and the ruins of which can be seen in the vicinity. The term madarsa is a misnomer; it probably got associated with this monument due to the presence of a madarasa in the surrounding area.
This heraldic structure, cut entirely out of living rock, is situated on the southern edge of Chanderi, forming a link between Bundelkhand on the north and Malwa on the south. Standing tall at 230 ft above ground level, the gate itself is 80 ft high and 39 ft wide. An inscription both in Devnagari and Nask scripts, on the eastern wall of the gate states that its construction was commissioned in AD 1495 by Jiman Khan, the son of the then Governor of Chanderi, Sher Khan.