The Chunar fort was built by Sher Shah Suri, then taken over the Moghuls, followed by the British, then the Indian Army, and now, the ASI. It is at a strategic location having access to views from all sides. It is rumoured to have tunnels connecting till the Red Fort in Delhi, about 700 kms away. There is stepwell where one can access the water at multiple levels as it rises or falls as per season. The living quarters of the soldiers, are now used as classrooms.
Hello peopleIn this blog we are riding from Varanasi to Chunar Fort.You will see all the roads and also the fort details in this blog.I am also share some information about fort below.The Chunar Fort (also known as Chandrakanta Chunargarh and Charanadri) is located in Mirzapur district of Uttar Pradesh, in India. Along with Chunar town, situated below the fort, the two are historic places with common history and legends. It is located 14 miles (23 km) south west of Varanasi. The southeastern part of the fort is on the rocky bank of the Ganges River. The fort's history spans from 56 BC and then between Afghandecedent Sher Shah Suri's (1532) rule, the Mughal Empire rule (Humayun, Akbar and many others including Nawab of Awadh) up to 1772, and finally the British Raj up to 1947 till India gained independence. Chunar railway station is on the Mughalsarai-Kanpur sectionof Howrah-Delhi main line.