Settled on the bank of River Ganga, Chunar is an interesting tourist destination in Uttar Pradesh. Steeped in history, religion, and nature, it makes for a great place to plan a weekend trip. Chunar is dotted with sacred Gangeshewar Temple which is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The temple is believed to fulfill wishes and thus is thronged by devotees in large number. Another popular Hindu temple to see in Chunar is Durga Khoh on the back wall of which has several ancient inscriptions and figurines. There is also a holy Dargah Sharif, dedicated to Sufi Saint Baba Qasim Sulemane that makes for a Muslim pilgrimage site.
Chunar has some interesting place to visit on a sightseeing tour like Baragaon, a 2300 years old stone quarry from where Emperor Ashoka procured sandstone for his iconic pillars including Lion Capital Pillar. A must-visit in Chunar is Chunar Fort that is believed to have been built by famed King Vikramaditya of Vikrama Era. The fort along with several must-see attractions has a 1500 years old deity of Lord Vishnu in the premises. Chunar makes for a great one-day sightseeing place in Uttar Pradesh is perfect for heritage and religious tours.