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It remain under British after 1782 having step well

It remain under British after 1782 having step well  Video Review
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Chunar Fort

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
19th Mar 19

Excellent embossed carvings

Excellent embossed carvings  Video Review
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Bhavanipur

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19th Mar 19

Sonwa pavilion seems to be medieval Period Mausoleum

Sonwa pavilion seems to be medieval Period Mausoleum  Video Review
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Chunar Fort

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19th Mar 19

It was ruled by Mauryans, Shah Dev, Mughals etc

It was ruled by Mauryans, Shah Dev, Mughals etc  Video Review
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Chunar Fort

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19th Mar 19

An ancient fort on Bank of Ganga 37kms from Mirzapur

An ancient fort on Bank of Ganga 37kms from Mirzapur  Video Review
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Chunar Fort

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19th Mar 19

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Reviews (7)

Y'usuf N'uman

Y'usuf N'uman0.4/5

20 reviews

Omg the roads

I had to attend Annual Day function of my cousin at Seth Dwarka Prasad Bajaj Eduaction Center School. The School function was really nice, and the performance by student was great. Its one of the top school in Mirzapur. After the function me and my cousin went to have CHAAT, for which Mirzapur is famous about too. The worst part was the ROAD were so bad, infact we cannot called it road itself. Road really need to Fixed to better Condition.

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C.s. manish Dasgupta

C.s. manish Dasgupta4.3/5

102 reviews

A beautiful place

The place is beautiful and worth visit as because you can go to Maa Vindhyavasini Temple from there. This is the station on which super fast trains stop. The area being dry . It's recommended to carry loads of water with you. Avoid travelling (if possible) between 12-03 PM.

Mirzapur Overview

Mirzapur city is the administrative headquarters of Mirzapur District of Uttar Pradesh. Situated along the banks of River Ganges at an altitude of 80 meters above sea level, Mirzapur is renowned for its carpet and brassware industry.

The ancient significance of Mirzapur city is evident from the Vedic scriptures, where it is mentioned as a sacred place. It is believed that the city was founded by Raja Nanner, who named it after Goddess Parvati as Girijapur. As per folklore, Goddess Parvati (Girija) sacrificed herself in a yajna at this place.

The toll taxes inscribed on Naar Ghat, a carved stone tablet found in this region, indicates that Girijapur was a prominent commercial and trade centre during the period of King Ashoka of the Maurya Dynasty (269 BC to 232 BC). It is believed that it was the British who gave the name Mirzapur, after seizing the region from King Saiyyad Shah Mirza, the then ruler of Girijapur.

The recorded history of Mirzapur dates back to the period of Mughal rule, when it was under the rule of Akbar. The carpet weavers from Jaunpur and Allahabad districts moved to Mirzapur during this time and settled here. The city is also frequently mentioned in the writings of Tieffenthaler, in the 1760s. Today, Mirzapur is known all over the world for its thriving carpet industry.

The district of Mirzapur has a rocky terrain which consists of hills, plateaus and cliffs. Mirzapur is watered by River Ganges and River Belan and their tributaries. It is surrounded by low lying hills like Rajdari, Devdari, Lakhaniyadari, Windom fall range, Sirshi, etc. which are the extensions of the Vindhya Range. It is bounded by Varanasi District on its north and north-east, Sonbhadra district on its south and Allahabad District on its south-west.

Mirzapuri is the local language of Mirzapur. Festivals like Jeevitputrika, Dusshera, Deep Mahotsava, Lalahi chattha, Shardiya and Vasantik navratra and fairs like ojhala ka mela, lohandi ka mela, Vindhya Mahotsava, horaha gaderi ka mela, litti bati ka mela and maa bhandari ka mela are celebrated with great enthusiasm.
Navaratra Mela is a 9 day long celebration held in Vidhychal between 23rd March and 1st April, 2012. This festival is dedicated toMaa Vindhyavasini Devi.

Mirzapur tourism offers destinations like Chunar Fort, Vindhyachal Temple, Lekhania Dari, Kali Khoh (the cave of Goddess Kali), Shaktehgarh Fort, etc. Mirzapur also offers water sports in River Ganges for adventure enthusiasts.

The nearest airport to Mirzapur is at Varanasi, which is at a distance of about 49 km. Mirzapur city can be easily accessed as it is well connected by roads and rails to the rest of the country. October to February is the best time to visit Mirzapur.

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Sirsi Dam, Mirzapur

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Sirsi Dam, Mirzapur
Sirsi Dam, Mirzapur

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Prashant Yadav

Sirsi Dam, Mirzapur

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