Chhatarpur is a city and a municipality in Chhatarpur district in the state of Madhya Pradesh, India. It is the authoritative home office of Chhatarpur District. Chhatarpur was established in 1785 and is named after the Bundela Rajput pioneer Chhatrasal, the organizer of Bundelkhand autonomy, and contains his cenotaph. The state was led by his relatives until 1785. Around then the Ponwar group of the Rajputs took control of Chhatarpur.
The state was ensured to Kunwar Sone Singh Ponwar in 1806 by the British Raj. In 1854 Chhatarpur would have slipped by to the British government for need of direct beneficiaries under the regulation of pass, yet was given on Jagat Raj as a unique demonstration of beauty. The Ponwar Rajas controlled a royal state with a zone of 1,118 square miles 2,900 km2, and populace of 156,139 out of 1901, which was a piece of the Bundelkhand organization of Central India. Chhatarpur can be come to by street and railroad. Chhatarpur station began in 2017. Chhatarpur has railroad station named Maharaja chhatrasal station chhatarpur,MCSC. The closest railroad stations are at Khajuraho 45 km, Harpalpur 55 km Jhansi 125 km, Mauranipur 65 km and Satna 140 km. The closest air terminal is Khajuraho Civil Aerodrome, found 45 km away.