Built during the Mughal
period, Chanderi fort is situated on a hill at Chanderi
in Guna District
, Madhya Pradesh
. This fort is accessible through a series of three gates, the uppermost of which is known as Hawa Paur and lowermost is called the Khuni Darwaja or 'the gate of blood'. Khuni Darwaja derives its name from the fact that criminals were executed at this point by hurling them from the battlements above, dashing their bodies into pieces at the foot.
There are two ruined buildings in the fort, Hawa and Nau-Khanda Mahals. The rest house in the fort offers a panoramic view of the town. katti-ghatti, a curious gateway, is situated to the south-west of this fort.