Chanderi a historical city is situated in district Ashoknagar of Madhya Pradesh. It is situated on 24’ 42’ north latitude and 78’11 east longitude .Chanderi is situated 40 km west from district Lalitpur of Uttar Pradesh and 65 km east from district head- quarter Ashoknagar .Lalitpur is the nearest railway station from where anyone can reach Chanderi by bus or by personal vehicle.
Chanderi is known for its historical events, beautiful architecture, natural beauty, religious harmony, cultural heritage and beautiful Chanderi Sari and textile.
Chanderi had long history from pre historic period to present. In Chanderi there gets many pre historic tools. In Mahabharata period Chanderi was known as Chedi state which ruled by Shish pal. In Buddha literature Chedi state was explained. That Chedi state is known in present as budi (old) Chanderi , which situated 18 km north from new Chanderi .
Present Chanderi was established by Parihar king Kirtipal in 10-11th century.
Historian Albaruni also described about importance of Chanderi in his book Tahiqik-A-Hind.
In Tuglaq dynasty Chanderi was developed as muslim army cantonment. Traveler Ibanbatuta also reached Chanderi . During the period of Malwa king Mahmud Shah Khilji & his son Gayasuddin Khilji Chanderi had golden period .
After Khilji period Chanderi ruled by Rajputas , Bundelas and after the first independence movement of 1857 Chanderi ruled by Scindhias (Gwalior state).