Mizapur (Mirzapur) Tourism
Preamble to Mirzapur
Mirzapur is a city in Mirzapur district in Uttar Pradesh, India, famous for small and medium scale industries which produce various types of carpets and metal brass and these carpets are exported to different countries. Mirzapur is surrounded by Varanasi, Allahabad, Jaunpur, Aurangabad, Azamgarh and Bela regions and Mirzapur is located at the distance of 286 Kms from Lucknow, the capital city of Uttar Pradesh State. Pin code of Mirzapur is 231001 and coordinates are 25.1500° N, 82.5800° E.
Tourism in Mirzapur
Mirzapur is one of the prime tourists attractions in Uttar Pradesh and it is visited by locals and tourists from all over India. The major attractions of this town are several temples and various charming locations along the River Ganga. Mirzapur is considered as the sacred city and various temples related to Goddess Durga can be found in this region. Tourists can enjoy the waterfalls in this region and there are famed picnic spots, which is visited by numerous tourists around the region.
Places to Visit in Mirzapur
Vindhyavasini Devi Temple: this is one of the sacred temples located at the distance of 10 Kms from Mirzapur in Vindhyachal and this is one of the Shaktipeeths of Goddess Kali. Vindhyavaini Temple is located on the banks of the holy river Ganga and devotes from different regions visits this temple to take the blessings of Goddess Kali.
Kalikoh Temple: this is one of the major and powerful temples in Mirzapur near Vindhyachal and devotees from several parts of India visit this temple throughout the year. This temple is devoted to Goddess Kali and this temple is located in the middle of dense forest and close to the rivers, which adds the beauty to the surroundings.
Wyndham Falls: this is considered one of the best locations for picnic with the family and friends and falls is located close to Mirzapur. Tourists can enjoy the waterfall, a vantage point from were tourists can get the beautiful view of valley and there is a zoo for the children as well.
Chunar Fort: this fort is located at the distance of 50 Kms from Mirzapur and one of the prominent historical forts in this region. Chunar Fort was built by Ujjain King, Maharaja Vikramaditya and later was captured by Mughals and in the year 1772 it was occupied by East India Company.
Agori Fort: this fort is located near Mirzapur and it is one of the prime tourist attractions in Mirzapur and has a great historical significance. To reach this fort, tourists have to hire ferry to cross the Rihand River or by trekking through the valley along the Son River.
Other interesting places to visit near Mirzapur
- Sita Kund
- Ashtabhuja Temple
- Meja Dam
- Tanda Falls
- Sirsi Dam
- Lal Bhairav Temple
- Shakteshgarh Fort
- Vijaigarh Fort
- Lorika Rock
Best Time to Visit Mirzapur
During summer Mirzapur experiences hot and humid climate and the best time to visit Mirzapur is between the months of October to March.
How to Reach Mirzapur?
By Air: the nearest airport to Mirzapur is Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport, Babatpur in Varanasi, located at the distance of 65 Kms from Mirzapur and Varanasi is located at the distance of 24 Kms. This airport connects to cities like Agra, Delhi, Gaya, Kathmandu, Khajuraho, Lucknow, Mumbai, Kolkata, Hyderabad and few other cities in India and few countries as well.
By Train: Mirzapur is served by the Mirzapur Railway Station located at the distance of less than km from centre of the town and this railway line is well connected to various cities in Uttar Pradesh and other cities in India.
By Road: National Highway 7 connects Mirzapur to various cities in the Uttar Pradesh and neighboring states as well. Government of Uttar Pradesh operates several buses from various cities and towns to Mirzapur frequently.