Mirzapur Known for Chunar Fort, Historical Places and Temples
Mirzapur is a city famous for brass-ware, carpets, clay pots, toys, etc, in Uttar Pradesh state, India. Its also famous for the holy shrines Vindhyachal, Ashtbhuja & KaliKhoh and historical places like Chunnar Fort.
Vindhyavasini Devi Temple is a famous and revered ‘Shakti Peethas‘ in India. Vindhyavasini temple is dedicated to Devi Amba or Durga. the temple is situated at around 8 kilometers from the city, on the banks of the holy river Ganges.
Ashtabhuji Devi Temple is inside a cave and is situated close to the Vindhyavasini Devi Temple. The temple is dedicated to Ashtabhuji Devi, exemplification of Goddess Parvati.
Kalikoh Temple is dedicated to Goddess Kali and is located on the Vindhya mountain ranges. The temple is situated amidst scenic beauty of the Vindhyas.
Wyndham Falls is one of the most visited tourist places in Mirzapur. The fall waters flows down the step-like rocks and is a beautiful sight. The valley view from here is magnificent. There is a children’s park and a small zoo nearby.
Chunar Fort is an ancient historic fort, on the banks of river Ganges. Chunar town and the Chunar fort are two important and historical places in India. Chunar fort’s history dates back to 56 BC. There is a British cemetery near the fort.
Chunar town is situated below the fort. The Chunnar fort is situated at around 32 kilometers from Mirzapur. Varanasi is at around 23 kilometers distance from the Chunar fort.
Ghanta Ghar (Hindi word), meaning Clock Tower is situated on the Mirzapur corporation premises. Even though the clock is non-functional now, this vintage 1891 clock has a massive 1000 kilogram alloy bell!
Ojhala Bridge constructed in 1772, a heritage structure, connects Mirzapur with Vindhyachal. Minarets and ramparts of this fort like bridge on either sides are exemplary example of the architecture prevalent those days.
Devararahi Mandir and Devararahi Ashram are also situated in this town.
Known for the valleys, forts, waterfalls, temples and the holy river Ganges, this city is a nature lover’s paradise.
How Do I Go to Mirzapur?
Mirzapur is well connected by roads to other parts of the country. Mirzapur railway station is a major station in the state. Varanasi Airport is the nearest airport to Mirzapur, at around 45 kilometers away. Allahabad airport is at around 75 kilometers distance from Mirzapur.
Chunar railway station is on the Howrah – New Delhi main railway line. It is the nearest railway station to the Chunar fort and Chunar city.