Chunar Fort in Mirzapur, Uttar Pradesh, India - get details, & find more attractions to visit nearby

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Chunar Fort

Tammanpatti, Uttar Pradesh 231304, India

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Old Ruins

About Chunar Fort

The Chunar fort is situated in the Vindhya Range at a distance of about 45 odd km from Varanasi. The Chunar fort is located in the Mirzapur district. According to the Puranas, the oldest name of Chunar was Charanadri as Lord Vishnu had taken his first step in his Vaman incarnation in the dynasty of Great King Bali. However, Chunar came into prominence after the visit of Babar followed by Shershah Suri, Humayun, Akbar, Aurangzeb and finally the Britishers.


Attractions near Chunar Fort

Siddhnath Ki Dari18.51km from Chunar Fort

This is a beautiful waterfall located in the southern part of Uttar Pradesh. An unexplored, wild waterfall midst of dense forest. It falls from 100 feet height in cascades of rocks. A beautiful fall to enjoy its music in silence all around.

Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple BHU19.47km from Chunar Fort

Shri Vishwanath Mandir also known as Vishwanath Mandir, Vishwanath Temple, New Vishwanath Temple and Birla Temple is one of the most famous temples and biggest tourist attractions in the holy city of Varanasi. The temple is situated in Benaras Hindu University and is dedicated to the Lord Shiva. Shri Vishwanath Mandir has the tallest temple tower in the world

Ramnagar Fort22.18km from Chunar Fort

The Ramnagar Fort is a fortification in Ramnagar, Varanasi, India. It is located near the Ganga River on its eastern bank, opposite to the Tulsi Ghat. The sandstone structure was built in the Mughal style in 1750 by Kashi Naresh Raja Balwant Singh. At present, the fort is not in a good shape. The current king and the resident of the fort is Pelu Bhiru Singh, who is also known as the Maharaja of Varanasi even though this royal title has been abolished since 1971.

Ganga ghat22.66km from Chunar Fort

Ghats in Varanasi are riverfront steps leading to the banks of the River Ganges. The city has 88 ghats. Most of the ghats are bathing and puja ceremony ghats, while two ghats are used exclusively as cremation sites

Durga Temple24.29km from Chunar Fort

Durga mandir also known as Durga Kund Mandir and Durga Temple, is one of the most famous temples in the holy city of Varanasi. This temple has great religious importance in Hinduism and is dedicated to the Maa Durga. Durga Mandir was constructed in 18th century by Rani Bhabani of Natore.

Bharat Mata Temple24.4km from Chunar Fort

Bharat Matha temple is located on the Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapith campus in Varanasi, India. Instead of traditional statues of gods and goddesses, this temple has a huge map of undivided India carved in marble. This temple is dedicated to Bharat Mata and claims to be the only one of its kind in the world.

Where is Chunar Fort

Discover more attractions in Mirzapur, where Chunar Fort is located

Mirzapur5 attractions

Famous for the holy shrine of Vindhyachal, Ashtbhuja, and Kali khoh and also have Devrahwa Baba ashram. It has many waterfalls and natural spots. It was once the largest district in Uttar Pradesh before the split-up of Sonebhadra.