Some of the prominent places of interest of Ghazipur District are as follows -
Aunrihar: Aunrihar is situated is situated in the west of Ghazipur city and about 3.2 kms from Saidpur. This place is archaeologically interesting. Moreover, it is one of the oldest and most important sites in the district. The whole surface of the ground of Aunrihar is strewn with fragments, large carved stones and fine pieces of sculpture. Every few yards traces of ancient masonry wall can be seen.
Bahadurganj: Bahadurganj town is situated on the bank of River Saryu. It is at a distance of about 35 kms from Ghazipur. The place is said to have been founded in 1742 AD by Sheikh Abdullah, who also built a large fort here. A small fair is held in this ancient town on the occasion of Ramnavami.
Bhitari: Bhitari is situated about 32 kms form Ghazipur near Saidpur town. The name Bhitari is popularly derived from Bhimutri. Bhitari is archaeologically very important. It is a place of great antiquity and contains many remains of great archaeological value. It is probable that Bhitari was at one time in hands of Buddhists but it probably attained its chief importance during Gupta Era. The most noticeable relic of that era is the famous monolith of red sandstone standing in the fort enclosure on the block of ruff stone. Bhitari was probable one of the royal residences of Gupta Kings.
Dildarnagar: Dildarnagar lies on the road from Varanasi and Zamania to Buxar and 20 kms from Ghazipur. This is an ancient town of Ghazipur District.
Gauspur: Gauspur, a large village, is situated 14 kms from Ghazipur. In Gauspur traces of Hindu civilization, large masses of stone and old bricks have been discovered. Several striking pieces of Hindu sculpture are also found.
Ghazipur: History of Ghazipur dates back to the days of its traditional foundation by Syed Masood in 1330. According to legend the ancient name of city was Gadhipuri. The Cornwallis monument is one of the major attractions of this town. It is a heavy structure with a domed roof supported on twelve Doric columns. The floor is around four metres higher than the ground and is of gray marble. In the centre there is a cenotaph of white marble. As Ghazipur is situated on the banks of River Ganges, hence there are some beautiful ghats to be explored in this city.
Zamania: It is an old town founded in 1560 by Ali Quli Khan. According to Hindu tradition, it derived its name from the name of Rishi Jamadagni.
These are some of the historical towns of Ghazipur District. These places are worth visiting.
How to Reach Ghazipur District
Ghazipur District is situated in the eastern most part of Uttar Pradesh, close to holy city Varanasi. It is well connected with major cities of the country by railways. This place is about 75 kms from Varanasi. Nearest airport is Babatpur in Varanasi, which is just 70 kms away from here, from where daily flights for all the major cities are available. Bus service from Varanasi, Allahabad, Lucknow and Gorakhpur is available frequently. As it is situated on the main route from Varanasi to Chhapra on Broad Gauge Line, hence it is well connected with Delhi, Mumbai and Lucknow through train.
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