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