Chanderi Fort, Chanderi

Chanderi Fort located at Chanderi in Ashoknagar District of Madhya Pradesh state in India is situated at a distance of 127 km from Shivpuri and 37 km from Lalitpur and about 45 km from Esagarh and 38 km from Mungoali It is located on a hill southwest of the Betwa River. Chanderi is surrounded by hills, lakes and forests and there are several monuments of the Bundela Rajputs and Malwa sultans. Chanderi finds mention in Mahabharata. Shishupal was the king of Mahabharata period.
Chanderi is located strategically on the borders of Malwa and Bundelkhand. History of Chanderi goes back to the 11th century, when it was dominated by the trade routes of Central India and was proximate to the arterial route to the ancient ports of Gujarat as well as to Malwa, Mewar, Central India and the Deccan. Consequently, Chanderi became an important military outpost.
Chanderi Fort, a vast Mughal fort, dominates the skyline of the lovely old town of Chanderi. The main gate of the fort is known as the "Khooni Darwaza". Chanderi fort is situated on a hill 71 meter above the town. The fortification walls were constructed mainly by the Muslim rulers of Chanderi. To the southwest of the fort there is a curious gateway called katti-ghatti made through a hill side.
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  • This fort or the remains of fort of chanderi talks about its grandeur and opulence. Attacked & Destroyed by Babur and abandoned by people later this fort atill stands tall to tell those tales. Bricks....  more »
  • This fort is located in hill top. View from there was awesome. Really nice place for visit. Old fort and historical site.  more »
  • Well built fort maintained by Archaeological Survey of India. Neat and clean with art gallery and peaceful atmosphere.
  • Amazing place for family picnic. Good historical reference. Very clean and well reconstructed monuments. Calm place to watch sunrise and sunset. Can watch the entire city at this hill top. Don't know if the place is really haunted.
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