Welcome To Chanderi

Nestled within the folds of the Vindhyachal ranges at the very heart of India, Chanderi is a small town in the state of Madhya Pradesh.

Albeit small, it is an exceptional place, rich in both history and culture. Today, any mention of Chanderi brings to mind the fine, silken cloth woven here and it is this handicraft industry which is the main source of livelihood for majority of the town’s population.

Lying at the threshold of the Deccan region, Chanderi was not only an leading trade centre but also held strategic importance during the medieval times. It reached its zenith during the 15th century when the Malwa Sultanate flourished as an independent kingdom. It was during this period that many of the monuments that the town is famous for were built. The Badal Mahal Darwaza, Koshak Mahal and Battisi Bawdi are magnificent examples of the architecture of the time. It is these monuments that betray the prominence that the town would have enjoyed.

The medieval character of the place is also retained in its varied population comprising of a Muslim majority along with Hindus and a prominent Jain community.
Earlier part of the Guna district, it has now been included within the territory of the Ashoknagar District.