Ashok Nagar District, Madhya Pradesh
Situated southwest of the Betwa river and surrounded, by hills, lakes and forests, Pranpur is known for the famed tana-bana weaving of gossamer thin Chanderi saris. On a walk through the village, the rhythmic sound of looms and spools of bright colour will draw you to weaver's homes where magical fingers weave stunningly intricate butees (design).
A couple of hours' drive from Jhansi and just 3km from Chanderi, Pranpur was known as ‘The Gateway to Bundel-khand' ... its history interlaced with that of the Bundela Rajputs, the Delhi and Malwa Sultans, early Moghuls and the Marathas.
A rustic spell drapes the setting at ‘Amraee' rural heritage resort, constructed in the traditional architectural style by master stone masons from the village. Savour seasonal fruits and vegetables straight from the backyard; sit under clear skies and a canopy of stars...watch performances of folk dances raee and sehra ...
See & Do
Witness the delicate weaving of the timeless Chanderi fabric... learn the craft through the Gurukul system. Discover a myriad traditional crafts: metal casting, pottery and stone carving. Stroll through history...Pranpur has ancient step wells, temples and homes with traditional hand crafted stone architecture. Take to the natural life: trek in the forests and to the waterfalls. Learn about Bundelkhandi culture, its rich tradition of folk song and dance. Make a trip to nearby Chanderi, with its fort, gates, temples and mahal
. Savour undiscovered bundeli vyanjan - maheri, murka, bara, kadi-chaval, konri, faraa, magoda
... all made from rice, lentils or corn.
- Airports: Bhopal (225km), Gwalior (230km), Khajuraho (232km)
- Rail link: Lalitpur (35km), Jhansi (110km)
- Road: NH 10 & 19 merge at Chanderi (3km)
On the Spot
- Amaree rural heritage resort
- Contact Anand Upadhyay at Bundelkhand Institute for Rural Development (BIRD)
- Tel: 07547.280041, +91.94524.17123
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org