Chunar, located in Mirzapur District of Uttar Pradesh state, India, is an ancient
town. The railway line passing through Chunar railway station connects to major
destinations of India like Howrah, Delhi, Tatanagar and Varanasi. A National Highway
also passes through Chunar connecting Varanasi, the ancient and pilgrimage city
(also well known as Kashi or Benaras) and Kanyakumari, the southernmost tip of India.
Chunar is well known for its pottery especially clay toys.
People are humble, simple and down to earth. Primary mode of earning livelihood
is agriculture and agri-based business. Local dramas and melas (funfairs and social
gatherings during off-time primarily focused for entertainment), are favourites
of the locals.
A temple of Durga situated in a cave on a hilltop is also a place of tourist interest.
2- Best time to Visit
Rainy, winter season (July – Feb).
Hot & dry, Rainy season hot & humid winters area cool.
Rabbit, Jacal, Fox Rabbit, Jacal, Fox, porcupire, Neelagai.
Khair, Chilbil, Siddha, Duddhi etc.
6- How to get there
Varanasi to Chunar by Bus or Train. Mirzapur to Chunar by Bus or Tain.
7- Important Natural Attractions
Famous Vindhyavasini temple is 50 Km away from this place in district Mirzapur.
It is one of the shaktipheeth as per Hindu mythology. Astbhuja & Kali Koh are other
Ganges, Fort, Falls, Picnic Spot
8- Cultural Aspect
It relates to Raja Vikramaditya.
9- Contact Numbers
Name of Institution
Divisional Forest officer
Mirzapur Forest Division
Booking for Dudhwa National Park, Motipur, Kakraha and Katerniaghat are open. Visit
to forest area is permitted now.