Chunar Fort - Nearby Places
There are many other places near Chunar fort which the tourists can visit. Some of these places are Ramnagar Fort, Banaras Vidya Mandir Museum, Vijaygarh Fort, and Vindhyavasini Temple.
Ramnagar Fort is located on the banks of river Ganga. The fort was built by Raja Balwant Singh of Kashi in 1750 with Mughal architecture. The fort was built using sandstone. The attractions in the fort are Veda Vyasa Temple, Dakshin Mukhi Temple, Museum, and King’s Residence. Ramnagar fort is around 28km away from Chunar Fort.
Banaras Vidya Mandir Museum
Banaras Vidya Mandir Museum is also known as Ramnagar Museum and is located in the Ramnagar Fort. The museum consists of many artifacts used during medieval period. It also includes handicrafts and other items used by the royal family of Banaras. The artifacts include elephant saddles, furniture, pictures of celebration of Dussehra and others.
Vijaygarh Fort was built during the time of Mahabharat by Banasur. Later the fort was renovated by a Rajput king Maharaja Vijay Pal in 1040AD. Chet Singh was the last Rajput ruler and after him British captured the fort.
There is one more fort inside the fort and that belongs to Chandrakanta. There is a tomb of Hazrat Meeran Shah Baba whose real name was Sayyad Zain-ul-Abidin Mir Saheb. Vijaygarh Fort is situated 30km away from Robertsganj and is 105km from Chunar Fort.
Vindhyavasini Temple is situated in Vindhyachal and is 43km away from Chunar Fort. The temple is also known as Kajala Devi Temple and Goddess Kali is decorated here. The temple is built on the banks of river Ganga. Devotees visit the temple daily and a large number of people can be seen during Navratri festival.
Other temples nearby are Kali Khoh Temple of Goddess Kali and Ashthbhuja Temple of Goddess Saraswati.