Mirzapur is a city in Uttar Pradesh, India, located on the banks of the Ganges River. It is known for its carpets and brassware industries, and the tradition of kajari and birha music. The city has a rich history and culture, dating back to the 17th century when it was founded by the British East India Company.
Mirzapur is also a religious destination, as it is home to the Vindhyavasini Devi Temple, one of the 51 Shakti Peeths in India. The temple attracts thousands of pilgrims during the Navratris of Chaitra and Ashwin months. Mirzapur is also surrounded by several hills of the Maikal range, which offer scenic views and natural beauty.
Mirzapur is well connected by road, rail and air. The nearest airport is Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport in Varanasi, about 61 km away. The city has a railway station that connects it to major cities like Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai and Chennai. There are also regular bus services to nearby towns and cities.
Vindhyavasini Devi Temple
This is the main attraction of Mirzapur, dedicated to the goddess Vindhyavasini, who is believed to reside in the Vindhya mountains. The temple is situated on a hilltop and offers a panoramic view of the Ganges and the city. The temple complex also houses the Ashtabhuja Devi Temple and the Sita Kund, where Sita is said to have gone underground after being abandoned by Rama.
This is a beautiful waterfall located about 14 km from Mirzapur on the Mirzapur-Ghorawal Road. The waterfall is surrounded by lush greenery and is a popular picnic spot. The waterfall is also known as Lakhaniya Dari or Sirsi Dari.
This is an ancient temple dedicated to the goddess Kali, located on a hill near the Ganges. The temple is believed to be one of the oldest in the region and has a black stone idol of Kali. The temple is also known for its annual fair held during the Navratri festival.
This is a historical fort located about 40 km from Mirzapur on the banks of the Ganges. The fort was built by the king of Ujjain, Vikramaditya, in the 11th century and later captured by the Mughals, the Nawabs of Awadh and the British. The fort has several monuments, such as the Sonwa Mandap, the Raja Bhartihari Samadhi and the Sun Dial. The fort also offers a splendid view of the river and the countryside.
This is another waterfall located about 16 km from Mirzapur on the Mirzapur-Robertsganj Road. The waterfall is formed by the Tanda River and falls from a height of about 30 meters. The waterfall is also a good spot for trekking and camping.