Chunar Fort - Overview

Chunar Fort is also popular by the name of Chandrakanta Chunargarh and Charanadri. The fort is located in Chunar town on the banks of Ganga River. The fort was captured by Suris, Mughals, Nawabs of Awadh, and the British. The fort was under the British till independence. There are many legends related to the fort and the history of this fort is recorded from 56 BC during the time of Raja Vikramaditya of Ujjain.

Chandrakanta Chunargarh

Visiting Hours

The fort is opened for the public at 10am and closed at 4:00pm. The entry timings of the fort is from 10:00am to 2:00pm. The fort is opened on all days. It takes around two to three hours to visit the whole fort.


There is no entry fees to visit the fort and people can enter the fort free of cost.

Where to Stay?

Chunar is not a developed town and people like to stay in Varanasi which is around 45km from Chunar. Mirzapur is around 34km from Chunar and people can stay there also. Varanasi has around 419 hotels which include inexpensive budget hotels and expensive star hotels where people can stay. Along with these, cheap guest houses are also there for accommodation. Mirzapur has got only budget hotels.

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