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Tourist Attraction in Chunar

Tourist Attraction

Chunar Fort : As a major part of History of Chunar Fort is already been given in the History of Chunar. Chunar fort is constructed at a height of 80’ to 175’ from the land level of Chunar. The fort area is approx. 3400 Sq. yard, its length is 800 yard & width is 133 to 300 yard. At present the fort is itself worth seeing with Sonva Mandap, Raja Bhartihari Samadhi, Bavan Khamba & Solar Watch are the sight seeing places inside the fort.

Cemetery for British soldiers : Another famous landmark of Chunar is a cemetery where British soldiers were laid to rest. The British realising the significance of Chunar's location stationed a huge contingent of the British army at the fort. The neglected cemetery on the banks of Ganga has a number of graves belonging to the soldiers and their families.

Bharthari Samadhi: Behind the fort there is Samadhi of Bharthari, the brother of King Vikramaditya having four gates presently used for various religious ceremonies. There is a tunnel in front of this building which leads down from the fort and was used by princess Sonwa to take bath in River Ganga.

Sonwa Mandap: This structure has 28 pillars reflecting purely the Hindu style of architecture. There is engraving on the mehrab (arch), which is said to have been filled with gold earlier. There is about 7 mts wide (diameter) and 200 mts. deep Bawali (water storage tank) in the fort which still has the water and is said to be connected with River Ganga which supplies water to it. Princess Sonwa used to bathe here.

Bawan Khambo Ki Chhatari : (Open Pavilion of 52 pillars): The fort has this canopy resting on 52 pillars to commemorate his King’s victory on 52 rulers. Sonwa, daughter of King Mahadeo, the King of Kannauj was married to Alha, the brother of King of Mahoba.

Residence of Warren Hastings :It has been converted into a museum. It also has a Sun dial built in 1784 near the bungalow. To commemorate his victory over 52 rulers, King Sahadeo built a stone umbrella inside the fort.

Other Attraction :

  • Gangeshwar Nath Temple
  • Guru Teg Bahadur Saheb Gurudwara.
  • Church
  • Dargah Shareef
  • Darga Cave Temple

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