Distance : 35km south-west of Varanasi
Chunars claim to fame is that all the Ashokas
inscriptions and pillars scattered throughout India were made of
sandstone quarried from this place. These inscriptions are the most
important written documents that inform us about the politico-social
conditions of the 3rd century b.c., in India.
¤ Attraction of Chunar Fort
There is also a famous fort at Chunar that every ruler coveted. One
of the mightiest fortresses of medieval India, it caught the attention
of Humayun, the Mughal Emperor, and Sher Shah, the Afghan ruler,
drawing both to the battlefield with a common purpose the fort
had to be captured.