Chunar, earlier known as Chunargarh, is located in Mirzapur District
of Uttar Pradesh
. The pilgrim center of Varanasi
is 40 km north of Chunar and the
town is about 15 km west of Chunar. The area is rich in sandstone.
Chunar fort is the prime attraction here.
Chunar Junction Railway Station is a major rail head of Mirzapur District. The rail leads to Howrah, Delhi, Tata Nagar and Varanasi.
National Highway 7 passes through Chunar.