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How To Reach Chanderi
Chanderi finds mention in the Mahabharata where Shishupal was the monarch of Chanderi. The Persian scholar Alberuni also mentioned Chanderi in his writings in 1030. Today Chanderi, located in MP in its Ashoknagar District, is about 127km from Shivpuri and 45km from Isagarh. Surrounded by the hills to the southwest of River Betwa, Chanderi is strategically located on the borders of Bundelkhand and Malwa. Once occupying a dominant position on the trade route through Central India, today Chanderi is a tourist destination for its picturesque hills and lakes as well as its forts and of course its Chanderi Sarees. The fastest way to reach Chanderi is by air. You can land at Gwalior and thereafter take a taxi to cover the five hours’ drive to Chanderi.
Chanderi has excellent road connections with all major cities in MP. It is 148km from Sagar and 385km from Indore. The city is also connected fairly well by the state transport bus service as well as various private services. The roads are well maintained round the year.
If you wish to travel by train you will find the best option is to catch a train to Lalitpur, 40km away from Chanderi. From Lalitpur you can catch a taxi and reach Chanderi. There are 85 trains that pass through Lalitpur. These are from Secunderabad and Kanpur besides Hazrat Nizamuddin and Ernakulam among other stations.
Chanderi does not have an airport. Its nearest airport is at Gwalior which is about five hours’ drive away from Chanderi. For domestic passengers Gwalior airport is the best option while travellers from abroad may find it more convenient to take a flight to either Delhi or Mumbai and from there connect to reach Gwalior.
There are auto rickshaws for local travel within Chanderi as well as buses. For those interested, there are car hire services available as well. The rental cars available include SUV and hatchback besides electric vehicles, sedans and MUV.