Things to do / see in Chunar Fort

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Chunar Fort, overlook the Ganges, has had a series of owners who represented most of rulers of India more than the last 500 years. Built and rebuilt quite a few times, the fort was under the ownership of Mughal Emperor Babar in 1525 AD and afterward under Sher Shah. It was after marriage of Sher Shah with the widow of Taj Khan Sarang Khani, the Governor of Ibrahim Lodi that Sher Shah became owner of the Fort. He built the Turkish bath and a pavilion and in 1531 AD, Humayun, made an abortive effort to capture this fort. During 1575 Akbar recaptured it for the Mughals and later on to the Nawabs of Avadh in the 18th century. In 1772 AD, the British took possession of the Fort and used as a warehouse of weapons and missiles. The tombstones of the British can be noticed at this place.

One can in addition find a stone umbrella inside the fort, which was put up by King Sahadeo to commemorate his victory on 52 rulers. Chunar fort is sheltered by enormous ramparts which overlooks a striking beach. The major attraction insde the fort is the Sonwa Mandap a pavilion , the Sun Dial , Jail , execution room, an enormous well which was presumably the source of water.

Chunar Fort 
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