Tours & Excursions - Varanasi

The Fort of Chunar: 39 kms away and situated in Mirzapur district is famous for its close association with the Afghan ruler Sher Shah Suri who dethroned Humayan in the 16th century.

Jaunpur: 58 kms, was once an important Muslim center where art and architecture found patronage. Today, it is known for its perfumes and incense.

Chandraprabha: 70 km, is a beautiful picnic spot with dense forests and the Rajdari and Deodari waterfalls. Accommodation: Forest Rest House and Inspection Bungalow.

Tanda Falls: 88 km, is another scenic spot, with dense forests and a waterfall.

Wyndham Falls: 90 km, is a popular picnic spot, situated amid wild surroundings.


Local sightseeing as well as excursion tours are operated by the ITDC (Ashok Travel & Tours), Hotel Varanasi Ashok, The Mall. Tel: (0542) 46020, 46030, 46032. Fax: (0542) 42141.

Taj Trade & Transport Company: (Hotel Taj Ganges) Cantt. Tel: (0542) 345100, also offers local tours.

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