Located in the Ashoknagar district of Madhya Pradesh, Chanderi is a city with a rich history that dates back to the 11th century. Surrounded by magnificent hills, forests and beautiful lakes, Chanderi boasts of a kind of scenic beauty which should be experienced by travellers of all sorts. The city is also famous for its vibrant weaving industry and the proliferation of looms draw visitors from across the globe.
Apart from the stunning Dokra, masks of Majuli and Mukha fabrics, Chanderi is full of historical monuments as well. The town is positioned beautifully along the River Betwa, which makes it a fantastic place to explore. Chanderi was a trade route for Central India in the historical era, along with Malwa. The town was enriched with several natural resources which made it an ideal trading hub in the past.
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The exquisite Chanderi fabrics are known for their sheer texture and very light weight. Previously, the Chanderi designs would be solely about peacocks, florals and antique coin patterns in zari or silk weaves. However, today, several geometric designs have also started making their way into the weaves, which now includes cotton as well.
Weather is not so good during the summer months in Chanderi. So, if you plan a visit to Chanderi sometime soon, make sure it's during the winter months. Also, the streets of Chanderi are a little congested.
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