ASI Museum Chanderi

Madhya Pradesh Tourism


Chanderi musuem is located in Chanderi town of Madhya Pradesh state in Central India. It lies in north of Madhya Pradesh state. Chanderi in Central India is known for large number of gigantic monuments, fortifications, and handloom work and art. Here we are sharing information on Chanderi museum. It located couple of kilometers from Delhi Darwaza, at the corner where the Mungaoli and Isagarh roads diverge. Here it greets the visitor ahead of the town. Chanderi museum is opened for public in year 2007 in a new double-storeyed museum which is having 6 galleries. Out of these six galleries, five are opened for visitors. Chanderi can easily be visited from cities like Delhi, Bhopal, Gwalior, Kahjuraho etc. Its main arriving point is Lalitpur railway station at a distance of 40kms from site. Chanderi Museum is open for visitors from 10:00 hrs to 18:00hrs and is CLOSED on Every Friday.

About Museum

Chanderi museum is inaugurated in year 2007 but small scale museum was existing since 03/April/1999. Museum collections are mainly derived from the detached architectural and sculptural members from the ruined temples of Budhi (Old) Chanderi, dating 10th to 12th century AD. Here 5 galleries have been operational i.e. History of Chanderi, Jain gallery, Anandam, Shiva gallery and Digpal gallery. In addition to this, local explorations, local people, police have also do the contribution in museum collection. The most significant pieces are recovered from the Jain sites of Budhi Chanderi and Thuvanji. As already mentioned, Chanderi museum is in two floors, ground floor has a Vishnu Gallery and first floor have been devoted to history of town in which visitor is taken to the journey through the various stages of evolution of the town, starting with pre-historic man who inhabited the Central Indian highlands and has left his mark carving out images in rock caves, spread in the region. One of the significant display in Chanderi museum is the cut-off head of the statue of the Jain Tirthankara. It was recovered by Mumbai custom authorities from smuggler who are intending to smuggle it to their country. Now it is placed safely in a glass-box. Similarly 9th century Varaha sculpture is another striking collection of museum. Here dus-avtar of lord Vishnu have been carved out like Varaha, Vamana, Narasimha etc. Around the central courtyard, open air gallery is located in which 10 inscriptions in Sanskrit language has been displayed. They are in different scripts. Withing the campus, outside the building, ruined doorways belonging to Hindu temples have been displayed. They are discovered from Budhi Chanderi and Thuvanji.

How to reach

By Flight:

Chanderi is not having its own airport. Nearby airports to Chanderi are in Bhopal (230kms), Gwalior (250kms) and Khajuraho (250kms). Among them Bhopal airport is best suitable for visiting Chanderi as it has best airport connectivity. We offer airport taxi service from Bhopal, Gwalior and Khajuraho.
(in Kms)
Bhopal 220
Lalitpur 40
Khajuraho 250
Gwalior 250
Sanchi 180
Orchha 150

By Train/Railways :
Nearest railway station for reaching Chanderi is Lalitpur railway station (Station code: LAR). It is well connected with trains from Delhi, Agra, Gwalior, Jhansi, Bhopal, Mumbai etc.

By Road:
There are state owned transport buses from Pendra Road, Shahdol and Bilaspur. Amarkantak is connected by buses to Jabalpur (245 km), Rewa (261 km) and Shahdol (67 km).
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