The largest among all medieval cemeteries of Chanderi, it is locally referred to as Sheikhon ka Kabristan. It contains innumerable tomb structures which are now in a dilapidated Continue reading “Sheikh Cemetery” »
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]
Situated in northern Madhya Pradesh, India, Chanderi lies on the 24°42′ North latitude and 78°8′ East longitude. The terrain is rugged and undulating, and the town itself lies on the edge of the Malwa plateau at 360 metres above sea level.
The winters in Chanderi are pleasant with the temperatures ranging from 18°C – 5°C and light occasional rainfall. They last from November till February which are the best months to visit the place.
Located on the Malwa plateau, the major natural resource at Chanderi is sandstone which is quarried in its hinterlands. Wood from the forests in the vicinity is another source of income for the area but unchecked deforestation and over-grazing has led to serious depletion of the forest cover. Among other forest resources, are bamboo, gum, honey and herbs.
With the largest forest cover among all the five tehsils of the Ashoknagar district, Chanderi is a place rich in both flora and fauna. Teak, Sal and Bamboo are the main indigenous species of the region. The forest also provides shelter and essential habitat for a wide range of wildlife.