About Chanderi

Koshak Mahal

This simple yet imposing building, located on the Isagarh road at a distance of 4 kilometres from Chanderi… [more]

Koshak Mahal Koshak Mahal

Shehzadi Ka Rauza

This elegant structure, built on a 12 feet high platform, stands near the Parmeshwar Pond. On the outside… [more]

Shehzadi Ka Rauza Shehzadi Ka Rauza

Ramnagar Palace and Museum

The road through the Kati Ghati gate leads up to the Ramnagar Palace which is also a museum maintained… [more]

Ramnagar Palace and Museum Ramnagar Palace and Museum

Purana Madarsa

Built in 1450 under the aegis of Mahmood Khilji I of the Malwa Sultanate, this elegant structure is actually… [more]

Purana Madarsa Purana Madarsa

Kati Ghati Gateway

This heraldic structure, cut entirely out of living rock, is situated on the southern edge of Chanderi,… [more]

Kati Ghati Gateway Kati Ghati Gateway

Behti Math

Located 3 kilometres away from the village of Behti, which in turn is 20 kilometres south-east of Chanderi, … [more]

Behti Math Behti Math

Nanuan Rock Paintings

Near the village of Nanaun, along the river Urr (Urvashi), can be found the earliest imprints of human… [more]

Nanuan Rock Paintings Nanuan Rock Paintings


This mosque, situated a short distance from the main town, was built in AD 1495 by the Governor Sher… [more]

Idgah Idgah

Khandargiri Temple

About 2 kilometres south of town, on the Ramnagar road is the Khandargiri temple complex which is a popular… [more]

Khandargiri Temple Khandargiri Temple

Badal Mahal Darwaza

This structure, the most eminent among all monuments in Chanderi, is situated at the southern end of… [more]

Badal Mahal Darwaza Badal Mahal Darwaza

Singhpur Palace

Set in the midst of the the Vindhyachal hill ranges, the Singhpur Palace is located at a distance of… [more]

Singhpur Palace Singhpur Palace

Kirti Durg

The Kirti Durg was first constructed by the 11th century Pratihara king Kirti Pal and is named after… [more]

Kirti Durg Kirti Durg

Jama Masjid

The Jama Masjid, with a capacity of holding over 2000 persons at the time of prayer, is the largest and… [more]

Jama Masjid Jama Masjid

Jageshwari Temple

The founding of this temple is interlinked with the lore of founding of modern Chanderi, when the Pratihara… [more]

Jageshwari Temple Jageshwari Temple

Nizamuddin Family Tombs

Approached by the Chanderi Mongawali road, situated near the Jama Masjid, in the Andar Shehar or Inner… [more]

Nizamuddin Family Tombs Nizamuddin Family Tombs

Located in the Chandragiri hill, this Bawdi has been carved out of a single rock and collects the water from the various streams that flow down the hill, especially on the monsoon Continue reading “Ek Patthar ki Bawdi (near Aab-e-Zamzam Mosque)” »

Bada Ganesh Temple (Dhundraj),ChanderiSituated in Andar Shaher, near Rajmahal, this Bundela period construction is the most famous among all temples dedicated to Lord Ganesh in Chanderi. A large stone block carved with a four-armed figure of the god Ganesh is the main idol of the temple. The temple is also known as Dundraj as the people believe that a visit to the temple is enough to cure blurred and foggy vision.

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Maula Ali Hill,ChanderiThis hill is named after the fourth Caliph Maula Ali, whose family was sacrificed in Karbala. It is said that a saint from Chanderi used to visit Karbala every year in the month of Muharram and bring back its holy soil. One year he was unable to go and as an alternative made a mound of the holy soil on this hill and prayed there. Since then the hill has been famous as the Maula Ali Hill. Also to be found on the hill are the Hazrat Bismillah Shah mazaar and an Alamgiri mosque.

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Chakla Bawdi,ChanderiThe largest among all Bawdis in Chanderi, the Chakla Bawdi is a square stepwell built during the Khilji rule. It is said that the Bawdi was meant only for the ladies of the royal household and not the common people.On the edge of the Bawdi are built two tombs, one belongs to Sheikh Raji’s wife while the other is without an inscription and probably of a saint. Also in the vicinity are the ruins of a large palace, possibly also of the Khilji period. It is located to the south of town, on the way to Khandargiri.

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Mansimheshwar Temple,ChanderiLocated near the Delhi Darwaza, the Mansimheshwar is a Bundela period Shaiva temple. A 23 line long inscription in Sanskrit mixed with local dialect is written in Nagari letters Continue reading “Mansimheshwar Temple” »



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