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

Moti Masjid,ChanderiThis mosque, at present in a dilapidated state, is located to the south of the town near the Dhobia Pond. An inscription states that it was built in 1462 during the reign of Mahmud Khilji I by the then naib-e-ariz Mohammad bin Zain. The arches of the mosque are exceptionally beautiful, carved with floral and geometric motifs.

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Mahma Shah Tomb,ChanderiLocated at the peak of Mahma Shah’s Tekri, a standalone hill to north-west of the town, the mausoleum is that of saint Hazrat Mahma Shah. An inscription dated to 1462 mentions that the mazaar is roofed by magnificent dome but this is no longer extant. On the first of every month the devotees of the saint come to the tomb to pray and offer chadars.

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Aalia Bawdi,ChanderiThis Bawdi is located in Fatehabad, near the Koshak Mahal. Two inscriptions found at the Bawdi reveal that it was constructed during Gyasuddin Khilji’s reign by his sharik-ul mulk Malik Ladin and that besides this Bawdi, a garden, a grand palace and a mosque were also built nearby.

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Lal Bawdi,ChanderiOriginally a stepwell which has now submerged, the Lal Bawdi is actually a pond. Surrounded by shady trees, it is a popular picnic spot for the locals. In a hill near the pond is the tomb of a Muslim saint which is referred to as the Lal Bawdi Takia. Located near the tomb is another Bawdi but this one is cut out of a single stone block and is hence referred to as the Ek patthar ki Bawdi.

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Rajarani Mahal,ChanderiRenowned earlier for its palaces and havelis, Chanderi is once said to have had as many as 260 mahals. Today, however, only about 43 of these remain. Situated in the Andar Shehar, the Raja Rani Mahal or the Rajmahal is actually composed of two separate palaces. The imposing Raja Mahal is a seven storied structure which has now been attached to the smaller Rani Mahal.

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