Varanasi To Chunar Fort & Vindhyachal Temple Excursion

Duration: 6 to 8 hours
Destination: India, Uttar Pradesh, Varanasi
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Varanasi
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  • Cancellable

Overview

Private day trip include visit to ancient Chunar Fort, Vindhyachal Devi Shaktipeeth Temple and Sitakund. Chunar is the place where religion, History & Nature Intermingle with each other, situated in the Vindhya ranges on the bank of the holy river Ganga, its scenic & calm atmosphere enchants visitor. Vindhyachal is one of most important Shaktipeeth. It is believed that Goddess Durga had established herself here after having killed the demon king Mahishasura. Private air-conditioned transport from picks up till drop off to your hotel, English speaking guide & entrances to monuments are well included in the package price.

Itinerary
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Pass By: Varanasi, Varanasi, Varanasi District, Uttar Pradesh

Pick up from your hotel for a full day excursion to visit Chunar Fort and Vindhyachal Shaktipeeth Temple with accompanied guide (160kms round trip).

Stop At: Chunar Fort, Mirzapur 231304 India

The fort at Chunar occupies a commanding position high above a meander in the Ganges River. There is evidence of settlement here from 56 BC when it was occupied by Vikramaditya of Ujjain. The almost impregnable citadel has massive ramparts that look down over the river and was built of local sandstone which is still quarried in the area today. In c.1538 it became the residence of Sher Shah Suri who built a pavilion here which was used as a gatehouse. Emperor Akbar stormed the fortress in 1575 and it was presided over by the Nawabs of Avadh until the British took it in 1764. Warren Hastings, the first Governor-General of India (1773 to 1784) took refuge at the fortress from an uprising led by Chet Singh in 1781.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Vindhyavasini Devi Temple, Vindhyachal, Mirzapur India

Vindhyachal is one of most important Shaktipeeths. It is believed that Goddess Durga had established herself here after having killed the demon king Mahishasura. Thus, Goddess Durga is also known by the name of Vindhyavasini in this area. In the latter years, the goddess had also defeated Shumbha and Nishumbha. Apart from its Mythological relevance, Vindhyachal is known for its beautiful natural surroundings.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Sita Kund, Munger, Vindhyachal, Mirzapur India

Sitakund one of the popular attractions at Vindhyachal. It is said that when Sri Ram, Sita and Lakshman were returning home after their exile, Sita became very thirsty at this place. Since water was not easily available, Lakshman pierced an arrow and immediately a fountain of water came out. In memory of Ram, Sita and Lakshman and Goddess Durga a temple was constructed. After climbing 48 steps to the Sita Kund the track leads to another low hillock, where the Ashtabhuja Temple is situated

Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: Varanasi, Varanasi, Varanasi District, Uttar Pradesh

After sightseeing drive back to Varanasi and drop off to your hotel.

Inclusions
  • Private air-conditioned deluxe car from picks up till drop off to your hotel.
  • English-speaking private tour guide.
  • Monuments entrances and activities charges mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Bottled water within the vehicle.
  • Government taxes.
  • Entry/Admission - Chunar Fort

Exclusions
  • Gratuities & optional activities.
  • Anything not mentioned in inclusions.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered


Departure Time


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Varanasi To Chunar Fort & Vindhyachal Temple Excursion
2/22/2020 - 9/20/2023

Monday - Sunday : 07:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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Duration

6 to 8 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 3 days in advance of the start date of the experience.

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