The Best Things To Do in Chanderi

Chanderi’s small town can be best explored in 2 days. The splendid architecture of Koshak Mahal built in true Afghani style and the Badal Mahal Gate add to the history of Madhya Pradesh.

A visit to the Chanderi Fort is mesmerizing and the view of the Betwa river is just as enchanting. The city of Chanderi is mentioned in ‘Mahabharata’ – an iconic mythology book belonging to the Hindu culture. The fort dates back to the 11th century and was built for the Mughal Army leaded by Babur. The famous Khuni Darwaza Chanderi is a part of this fort. Today, the fort’s grand architecture and sturdy form still survives to form one of the most popular attractions in Chanderi. A short trip to the Archeological Museum gets you face-to-face to old artefacts sculptures and relics that trace the history of Jain culture. The Chanderi museum complement the ASI museum and showcases coins, tools, dioramas and trace the birth of Jainism in the city to its disruption by the Malwa Sultanate.

The legend of Kati Ghati Gateway being carved in one night is one of the many interesting places in Chanderi while the Sacred sites of Jama Masjid and Jaintemples gives you a lesson in spirituality.  

During evenings, don’t forget to take a long walk around the Ramnagar Palace near the ‘Ghat’ where you can see locals taking a dip in the lake or simply sit on the steps to absorb the serene view all around. If you are carving for gorgeous views, the Rajghat Dam offers just that and more with the nearby park that is perfect for a small stopover when in Chanderi. The Jauhar Monument that stands in the memory of the 600 women who committed suicide during Babur’s attack on the fort, is one of the most poignant places in the town. Don’t forget to buy gorgeous Chanderi sarees at ‘Chanderi Sarees Artsy India’ and ‘Chanderi's Sarees’ located close to the town center, as you bid adieu to yet another of Madhya Pradesh’s enchanting towns.

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Top-Rated Tourist Attractions in Chanderi, India

Must see places in Chanderi ranked on popularity. Here is the complete list of best attractions in Chanderi and point of interests to visit.

  1. Koshak Mahal

    #1 of 12 Things To Do in Chanderi
    Koshak Mahal

    Tags: Palace, Architecture

    Address: Isagarh - Chanderi Rd, Singhpur Chalada, Madhya Pradesh 473446

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    The Koshak Mahal was built in 16th century when Mahmud Khilji of Malwa was passing through the small town and loved this location. Today, the grand structure remains in a beautiful ruin. The originall...Read more

  2. Badal Mahal Gate

    #2 of 12 Things To Do in Chanderi
    Badal Mahal Gate

    Tags: Historical Site, Architecture

    Address: MP SH 10, Chanderi, Madhya Pradesh 473446

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    The Gate built in the 15th century during the reign of Sultan Mahmood Shah Khilji, is believed to be the gateway for Badal Mahal. Today, the gate stands alone and is one of the most iconic places of C...Read more

  3. Chanderi Fort

    #3 of 12 Things To Do in Chanderi
    Chanderi Fort

    Tags: View Point, Historical Site, Fort

    Address: Chanderi, Madhya Pradesh 473446

    Timings: 06:30 am - 06:00 pm Details

    Built in the 11th century, the Fort was where the Battle of Chanderi was fought and where Mughal Emperor Babur captured the city from Medini Rai. The main gate of the fort is called ‘Khooni Darw...Read more

  4. Kati Ghati Gateway

    #4 of 12 Things To Do in Chanderi
    Kati Ghati Gateway

    Tags: Historical Site

    Address: Southern Edge of City, Chanderi, India‬‬‬

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    The Kati Ghati Gateway is cut from a single rock and stands tall at a height of 80 feet!The gateway as made in the 15th century but was believed to be carved out in a single night! Jiman Khan commissi...Read more

  5. Archeological Museum

    #5 of 12 Things To Do in Chanderi
    Archeological Museum

    Tags: Art And Culture, Art Museum, History Museum, Sculpture

    Address: Archaeological Museum, Archaeological Survey of India,Chanderi, Saray, Madhya Pradesh 473446

    Preserving the vast heritage and culture of Madhya Pradesh, the ASI museum has a collection of ancient sculptures, stone carvings, remains of the Jain temples found in Chanderi, Stone-Age artefacts, c...Read more

  6. Jama Masjid

    #6 of 12 Things To Do in Chanderi
    Jama Masjid Image

    Tags: Mosque, Religious Site

    Address: Chanderi, Ashok Nagar, Madhya Pradesh 473446

    Built in the 13th century, the Jama Masjid at Chanderi is the oldest and largest mosque in Bundelkhand. The mono-color building with small embellishments, open arches and delicate additions, adds to t...Read more

  7. Rajghat Dam

    #7 of 12 Things To Do in Chanderi
    Rajghat Dam

    Tags: River, Dam

    Address: Betwa River, Chanderi, Madhya Pradesh

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    The Rajghat Dam is located around 15 kilometers from Chanderi and is a popular road-trip spot. The dam is constructed on the Betwa River and is linked to the Rajghat Reservoir. The view all around mag...Read more

  8. Parameshwar Tal

    #8 of 12 Things To Do in Chanderi
    Parameshwar Tal

    Tags: Lake

    Address: Near Laxman Mandir, Chanderi, Madhya Pradesh

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Built by Bundela Rajpur Kings, the Parameshwar Tal is a small tank located close to the Laxman temple. The place is loved for the view of the temple and the shrines and monuments that surround it. The...Read more

  9. Johar Memorial Monument

    #9 of 12 Things To Do in Chanderi
    Johar Memorial Monument Image

    Tags: Historical Site, Monument

    Address: Chanderi, Madhya Pradesh 473446

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Located close to the Chanderi Fort, the Johar Memorial Monument marks the event when 600 women committed suicide when Babur fought and won the Battle of Chanderi. The Battle itself was fought on 19th ...Read more

  10. Shehzadi Ka Rauza

    #10 of 12 Things To Do in Chanderi
    Shehzadi Ka Rauza

    Tags: Monument

    Address: Chanderi, Madhya Pradesh 473446

    Timings: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    The story of Shehzadi Ka Rauza goes that Mehrunisa- the daughter of the Governor, fell in love with the Army Chief. The father did not approve of the relationship and asked his men to kill the chief w...Read more

  11. Chaubisi Digamber Jain Temple

    #11 of 12 Things To Do in Chanderi
    Chaubisi Digamber Jain Temple

    Tags: Religious Site, Temple

    Address: Chanderi, Madhya Pradesh 473446

    A huge temple complex with 24 idols, 24 temples and 24Teerthankars, the Shri Chaubisi Jain Temple is one of the popular pilgrim temples in Madhya Pradesh. The Idols were installed in the late 19th cen...Read more

  12. Jageswari Temple

    #12 of 12 Things To Do in Chanderi
    Jageswari Temple

    Tags: Religious Site, Temple

    Address: Kati ghati, Chanderi, Madhya Pradesh

    Marking the fabled place where King Raja Kirti Pal was cured of leprosy, the Jageswari Temple adds yet another weave to Chanderi’s colorful history. The main deity of the temple is Goddess Jages...Read more

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