Chunar/Vindham (Mirzapur)

Destination Description

Chunar, located in Mirzapur District of Uttar Pradesh state, India, is an ancient town. The railway line passing through Chunar railway station connects to major destinations of India like Howrah, Delhi, Tatanagar and Varanasi. A National Highway also passes through Chunar connecting Varanasi, the ancient and pilgrimage city (also well known as Kashi or Benaras) and Kanyakumari, the southernmost tip of India. Chunar is well known for its pottery especially clay toys.

People are humble, simple and down to earth. Primary mode of earning livelihood is agriculture and agri-based business. Local dramas and melas (funfairs and social gatherings during off-time primarily focused for entertainment), are favourites of the locals.

A temple of Durga situated in a cave on a hilltop is also a place of tourist interest.

Cultural Aspect

  • It relates to Raja Vikramaditya.

How to Get There

Varanasi to Chunar by Bus or Train. Mirzapur to Chunar by Bus or Tain.


Khair, Chilbil, Siddha, Duddhi etc.


Hot & dry, Rainy season hot & humid winters area cool.


Rabbit, Jacal, Fox Rabbit, Jacal, Fox, porcupire, Neelagai.

Contact Numbers

S.noName of Institution AddressPhone Number
1.Divisional Forest officerMirzapur Forest Division05442-252404
2.Range officerChunar Ranger9415163168

Important Natural Attractions

  • Famous Vindhyavasini temple is 50 Km away from this place in district Mirzapur. It is one of the shaktipheeth as per Hindu mythology.
  • Astbhuja & Kali Koh are other famous temples.

Best Time to Visit

Rainy, winter season (July – Feb).