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Jaunpur

About The City

     Jaunpur was of great importance during medieval times. It was founded in the 14th century by Feroz Shah Tuglaq to perpetuate the memory of his cousin Sultan Mohammad whose real name was Jauna. Later, around 1394 AD, it became the centre of the independent Sharquie kingdom of Jaunpur founded by Malik Sarvar. They were great patrons of art and architecture and constructed many fine tombs, mosques and madarsas. These have a distinctive style which bear influences of later Tughlaq architecture. Jaunpur was also an important centre of Islamic studies. While its architectural heritage speaks of its illustrious past, the city is known today for its Jasmine oil, tobacco leaves, raddish and imarti, a sweetmeat.

Area : 11.2 sq. km.

Population : 3214638 (1991 census)

Altitude : 79.80 mtrs. above sea level.

Season : October-March

Clothing : Summer - Cottons; Winter - Woollens

Language : Hindi, Urdu

Local Transport : Taxis/Auto Rikshaws/Cycle Rikshaws

STD Code : 05452

Accessibility

Air

     Babatpur Airport (Varanasi) : 38 km

Rail

     Located on the Lucknow Varanasi : Mughal Sarai section of Northern Railway, Jaunpur is serviced by the following trains : 3283/3284 Ganga Yamuna Exp (Delhi-Varanasi / Danapur); 4649/4650 Saryu Yamuna Exp (Delhi-Varanasi); 2427/2428 Varanasi Lucknow Varuna Exp. 3483/3484 Farakka Exp. 2401/2402 Shramjeevi Express.

Road

     
Accessible by road. Some of the major road distances are Varanasi - 58 km. Ayodhya - 142 km, Allahabad - 110 km, Lucknow 228 km, Gorakhpur - 166 km.

Place Of Interest

Atala Masjid

     
Started in 1377 but completed only in 1408 in the reign of Ibrahim Sharquie. This mosque represents the earliest and finest example of Sharquie architecture, and conforms to the general plan of the orthodox mosque. Its most distinguishing feature is the original treatment of the facade of its prayer-hall composed of three large ornamental archways, the central one of which soaring to 23 mts, is gigantic.

Jami Masjid

      The last great mosque of Jaunpur and also its largest, the Jami Masjid was built by Hussain Shah in 1458-78. In plan and design it is a larger version of the Atala Mosque. The imposing structure, raised on a high plinth, encloses a courtyard 66 mtr by 64.5 mtr. The interior of the prayer hall is topped by a lofty dome.

Lal Darwaza Masjid

      The construction of this mosque, said to have taken place around 1450, is attributed to Bibi Raji, the queen of Sultan Mahmud Shah. It is built on a much smaller area than the Atala Masjid.

Khalis Mukhlis Masjid

      This was constructed by Malik Mukhlis and Khalis in 1417.

Shahi Bridge

      Constructed by Munim Khan in 1568 this picturesque old bridge spans the Gomti river.

Shitla Choukiya Dham

      This famous, ancient temple of Jaunpur is dedicated to Shitla Mata.

Yamdagni Ashram

      A religious centre, this ashram is closely associated with the life of sage Parashuram.

     Other places of interest include Shahi Qil, Khwab-gah, Dargah Chishti, Pan-e-Sharif, Jahangiri Masjid, Akbari Bridge and the tombs of the Sharquie Sultans

Accommodation

Hotel Amber, Manik Chowk, Ph : (05452)263201

Manoj Lodge, Chauharsu Chauraha, Ph : (05452)262412

Rajendra Rest House, Olandganj, Ph : (05452)262059

Shri Ram Lodge, Olandganj, Ph : (05452)262075

Anand Rest House, Station Road. Ph : (05452)262133

New Shriz Hotel, Chauharsu, Chauraha. Ph : (05452)262876

Hotel Lokesh, T.D. College Road. Ph : (05452)263876

Raj Rest House, T.D. College Road, Ph : (05452)263814

Arohi Rest House, Ph : (05452)262658

Hotel Pathik, Olandganj.

Secular Hotel, Sabzi Mandi.

Nearest UP Tourism Accommodation

     Tourist Bungalow, Parade Kothi, Cantt. Varanasi.

Resturant
     Options are limited to local restaurants serving Indian cuisine.

Rupali Restaurant

Surya Restaurant.

Kishan Coffee House.

Anupam Cafe.

Nav Bharat, Sadar Bazar. Phone: 470025

Holy Day Restaurant, Sadar Bazar. Phone: 470129

Bank

State Bank of India, Station Road.

Post & Telegraph

Near Atala Masjid.

Near D.M. Office

Hospital

District Hospital, Emergency, Ph : 102

Govt. Hospital, Jaunpur.

Trilochan Mahadev Temple

    40 km. an important temple dedicated to Lord Shiva.

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Shahi Bridge



Atala Masjid



Lar Darwaza Masjid



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Barha Masjid



Khalis Mukhlis Masjid



Jama Masjid



Shahi Bridge



Atala Masjid
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