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Tourist Places near Mirzapur

Its rich and vibrant culture, strong political and historical roots, deep-seated religious beliefs and breath-taking landscapes make Uttar Pradesh an interesting visit. One such fascinating touristy destination is Mirzapur, which is known for its verdant surroundings, pre-historical sites and temples. Mirzapur is a small town and tourists visiting this place usually make it a point to travel to the many unique touristy destinations that are located in close proximity to Mirzapur.

Tourist places near Mirzapur

Here’s a list of some of the most exciting destinations near Mirzapur:


Tourist places near Mirzapur
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This holy land of Hindus, Buddhists and Jains is just 62 km or 39 miles away from Mirzapur. It takes an hour to reach Varanasi from Mirzapur. Varanasi is one rare place in India where we get to experience and realize the concept of death and spirituality so closely. For tourists, not accustomed to Hindu culture and religion, Varanasi is indeed a unique experience. Apart from the amusing Hindu rituals and beliefs, the city presents a picture of long-lost Indian culture and architecture. Every winding alleys and magnanimous palatial buildings throughout Varanasi echoes India’s rich cultural and historical past. The Ganges that flows along the edges of the city, offers another usual side of the city. Sitting at the banks of the river and enjoying the tranquillity of the calm river or relishing the enchanting sunrise from the boats of Ganges is an experience to remember.

Mirzapur and Varanasi is well connected by road and rail services and the best time for a visit to both the cities is winters.


Tourist places near Mirzapur

This is one of the most important places for Buddhists all over the globe. It is believed that Gautam Buddha after attaining Enlightenment delivered his first sermons from this place. Emperor Ashoka, who was an adherent follower of Buddhist principles, built a number of Stupas and the famous Ashoka Chakra to give due respect to the place. Though, much of Sarnath’s architectural beauty has been rampaged during an invasion by the Mughals, there still remains some of beautiful evidences of Mauryan architecture.

Sarnath is 72 kms or 45 miles from Mirzapur. Buses and cabs are available from Mirzapur that will directly take you to Sarnath. You can also hop on a train to Varanasi and then take a cab to Sarnath.


Tourist places near Mirzapur

Though Raebareli is yet to receive its due attention as a touristy spot, is has already earned a name for its strong association with the famous Gandhi family of India. Apart from its political connection, Raebareli also has a lot to offer in terms of architectural and natural beauty.

Raebareli is the brainchild of British, who constructed the city in 1858. A touch of British architecture is still visible in every lanes of the city. Raebareli is also known for Samaspur Bird Sanctuary. This sanctuary is spread across a sprawling 780 hectares of land and is a haven for over 250 species of birds like kingfisher, vulture, whistling teel, vision, spot bill, common teel. It also has a lake that is home to several fishes. The sanctuary serves an as ideal picnic spot during the winters.

Another attraction of Raebareli is the Indira Gandhi Memorial Botanical Garden situated near River Sai. The garden is decorated with various colourful flowers and medicinal plants and also acts as a great research area.

Raebareliis 210 km from Mirzpur and will take about 3 hours to reach from Mirzapur.


Tourist places near Mirzapur

The distance between Kushinagar and Mirzapur is 268 km and it is approximately 4 hours drive from Mirzapur. Kushinagar is famous for its Buddhist connections. As per Buddhist scriptures, it is here in Kushinagar that Buddha achieved Parinirvana after his death. Some of the attractions of Kushinagar are the Maha Parinirvana temple with a 6 m long reclining Buddha, Nirvana Stupa, Ramabhar Stupa, Meditation Park, Kushinagar Museum, Wat Thai Temple, Chinese temple, Sun Temple, Kuber Asthan, Devraha Asthan and Kurukulla Asthan. All these structures and places have its own distinctiveness and is a great place to visit if you are looking for enlivening your spiritual side. The best time to visit Kushinagar is from November to March.


Tourist places near Mirzapur

This aristocratic Nawabi city is the favourite destination of all travellers exploring Uttar Pradesh. The city continues to exude royal charm and its distinct royal flavours still attract food lovers from all over the globe. Lucknow, located adjacent the tranquil Gomti river gives a glimpse of the Nawabi era of pre-colonial days. Mughal-inspired architecture is visible all over the place and its authentic Awadhi cuisine is simply sumptuous. Lucknow is a fine example of how beautifully tradition can blend with modernity. The city continues to hold on to its conventions or “tehzeeb” and uphold its folklore with pride. Literatures, art, music, dance and craft is synonymous to Lucknow and even today its chikankari embroidery is envied by rest of the world. To realise India’s exquisite taste on art and life a visit to Lucknow is a must.

The total distance between Lucknow and Mirzapur is 298 km and is a 4 hours drive from Mirzapur.

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