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

Qurbaani Chabootra,ChanderiLocated 2 kilometres southwest of the main town, the Qurbaani Chabootra is a large stone platform which is said to have been built as a declaration podium by the Khilji sultans. Around 120 ft long and 96 ft wide, the platform is made up of cream coloured sandstone. A large staircase has been built on the southern side to enable climbing up to the top of the platform where the mazaars of two Muslim saints have also been built.

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Tomb of Hazrat Kamal Shah,ChanderiHazrat Kamal Shah was a Sufi saint who preached in Chanderi and is said to have had mystical powers. He passed away on the 10th of January, 1416, following which this tomb was built. Situated near the Hauz Khas, it is still frequented by his devotees.

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Qazion Ki Bawdi,ChanderiSituated near the Purana Madarsa, this bawdi or stepwell was built in 1485 by Qazi-ibn-Mehran under orders from the then ruler of Chanderi, Sher Khan Ghazi. The well is circular and two staircases descend to the well from opposite sides. There are two arched entrance bays and these are flanked by two inscriptions. The inscriptions inform us that four constructions were carried out during the reign of Sher Khan Ghazi.

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Battisi Bawdi,ChanderiThis stepwell is located to the north-west of the city and is the largest of all stepwells in Chanderi. It is square in shape, each side being 60 ft in length and 4 storeys deep. Steps descend from one storey down to the next and at each storey there are eight ghats. The number of ghats total to 32 which has given this Bawdi its name. The main stairs are on the southern end which proceed through two doorways. Beside the stairs are two inscriptions in Arabic and Persian, written in the Nask script.

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Hauz Khas,ChanderiLocated to the north-west of the city, near the Maula Ali hill, the Hauz Khas is one of the largest ponds of Chanderi. Its inscription is no longer in place here but is displayed in the Gujri Mahal Museum in Gwalior. The inscription states that the Hauz-e-Khas was built by one Subnam in the reign Mahmud Khilji I and it was completed in the year 1467 AD.

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