Jaunpur, located in the eastern region of Uttar Pradesh, is a city that has ancient roots – it was founded by Feroz Shah Tughlaq in the 14th century. Today, it is a densely populated agrarian economy with highly cultivable fertile land fed by major rivers like Gomti, Basuhi, Sai, Pili and Varuna. Jaunpur is a fast developing economy with a growing presence of corporate services and modern retail stores. It has always been famous for its perfumes and oils.
Places to Stay
Hotel Chandra International (Tariff – Rs. 1000) and Prasad Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1000) are affordable stay options in Jaunpur.
Both Hindi and Urdu are the official languages of Jaunpur.
The fair at Sheetala Chaukia Dham Mandir every October during Navratri is the most important event in Jaunpur.
Places of Interest
Jaunpur has a number of interesting monuments like Shahi Bridge and Shahi Qila (Jaunpur Fort), and important holy places like Jaunpur Jama Masjid, Atala Masjid, Anchala Devi Temple, Hanuman Temple and Sai Nath Mahadev Temple.
How to Get There
The closest airport to Jaunpur is the Varanasi airport which is about 38 kms away.
Three major railway stations, located within 2-4 kms from city centre, connect Jaunpur with daily services to important cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Varanasi and Allahabad.
Jafri Tours and Travels and Rajendra Tours and Travels operate a number of buses from Jaunpur Bus Stand in the city centre to major cities in the state as well as Delhi and Mumbai. UPSRTC, the state travel corporation is also a reliable option. Getting online bus ticket through Ticketgoose.com is one of the most convenient ways of booking your tickets.