Mirzapur is surrounded by natural beauty and is located at a distance of about 60 km both from Varanasi and Allahabad. The city is also equidistant (650km) from Delhi and Kolkata. It has an average elevation of 265 feet or 80 meters from sea level. As per the Central Statistical Organisation, Mirzapur district has an area of 4521 sq.km. 2001 Census records a population of over 1 million. South of Mirzapur is Sonbhadra district, on its northwest is Allahabad district. Sandstone, red sand, and ordinary sand are found aplenty in Mirzapur. Trees like mahua, neem, saal, teak, mango, and guava are commonly found throughout the district.
The building of Municipal Corporation is also a precious example of British Constructions. It is the place in India where the Holy River Ganges meets with Vindhya Range. This is considered significant in Hindu Mythology and has a mention in Vedas. Near Mirzapur founded a religious place vindhyachal.
Vindhyachal, a Shakti Peeth, is a center of pilgrimage in Mirzapur District, Uttar Pradesh. The Vindhyavasini Devi temple located here is a major draw and is thronged by thousands of devotees during the Navratris of Chaitra and Ashwin months to invoke the blessings of the Goddess. Other sacred places in the town are Ashtbhuja temple, Sita Kund, Kali Khoh, Budeh Nath temple, Narad Ghat, Gerua Talab, Motiya Talab, Lal Bhairav and Kal Bhairav temples, Ekdant Ganesh, Sapta Sarovar, Sakshi Gopal temple, Goraksha-Kund, Matsyendra Kund, Tarkeshwar Nath temple, Kankali Devi temple, Shivashiv Samooh Awadhoot Ashram and Bhairav Kund.
Mirzapur is the closest railhead. Vindhyachal has regular bus services to the nearby towns. The nearest railway station is at Mirzapur. Regular bus services connect Vindhyachal to the nearby towns. Guinness World Record certificate to Mirzapur Administration for largest Rangoli Pattern on Jan 25, 2017. A step towards the awareness for voting the District of Mirzapur came with the Guinness World Record for the biggest Rangoli (Alpana) created in an area of 39,125 sq mts using approx 120,000 kg of color by across 3500 students and teachers from 50 schools on the occasion of National Voters Day (Hindi: राष्ट्रीय मतदाता दिवस). This city is situated at the bank of river Ganga.
Festivals in MirzapurKajari Mahotsav is the biggest of all festivals held in Mirzapur. Deep Mahotsav, Jhulan Utsav, Chhat Puja are some other festivals held with utmost gaiety and aplomb throughout the district. Mirzapur is also known for its grand fairs – Lohandi Mela, Ojhala Mela, Kantit Mela are some of the popular ones.
How to Reach MirzapurMirzapur can be best reached by trains and buses. The city houses a big bus depot from where buses to all major nearby cities are available. The railway station also has good connectivity to other big railways stations of the state. Important trains like Kalka Mail, Chambal Express, Bagmati Express, Kolkata Mail, Puri Express, Purushottam Express, Shipra Express, and Magadh Express pass through this destination. Mirzapur is also known for its grand fairs – Lohandi Mela, Ojhala Mela, Kantit Mela are some of the popular ones.
There are no direct flights to Mirzapur. The nearest airport to the city is Lal Bahadur Shastri Airport also known as Varanasi Airport.