Chunar

Chunar is a beautiful place where religion, history, and nature intermingle with each other. This is an ancient town situated in the Vindhya Range on the banks of the Holy River Ganga and is full of many stories regarding its emergence. According to the scriptures, it was earlier known as “Charandari” because Lord Vishnu took his first step here during his Vaman incarnation in Satyug period. The history of Chunar also reveals that a very powerful man travelled from Himalaya to Kanyakumari in the age of Dwapar and rested on a rock on his journey. The rock which bears the impression of this Mythological man, developed later to become today's Chunar. The third story tells about Bhatrihari who was the philosopher ruler of Ujjain and came here for penance. Another story sheds lights upon the idol of Naina Yogini built by King Sahadev who named the place as Nainagarh. It is however said that Chunar came into highlights after the visit of Babar followed by other Mughals successor and later the Britishers.

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Food and Cuisine

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Events

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Things To Do

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HOW TO GET HERE?

FLIGHT

The nearest airport is Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport, Babatpur Varanasi located at a distance of 61 km.

BUS

Reaching Chunar from Varanasi, Mirzapur and Allahabad is very convenient.Chunar is well connected by good roads from these cities.

TRAIN

The Chunar railway station is well connected with all the major cities in India. 

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