|Location||Jaunpur city is located at a distance of about 58 km from Varanasi, in Jaunpur District, U.P., India|
|Ideal time to visit||Throughout the year but Oct.-March is preferable|
|Must Visit||Jaunpur Fort, Atala Mosque, Akbari Bridge, Badi Mazid (Mosque)|
|Famous for||Jasmine Oil, Tobacco leaves & Imarti (a kind of sweet )|
|Local Transport||Taxi/auto rickshaw/cycle rickshaw|
|How to reach||
Jaunpur situated on the bank of River Gomti, is a historical city. It was founded by Firoz Shah Tughlaq in 14th century. The name Jaunpur attributes its origin to the cousin of Firoz Shah Tughlaq, called Sultan Mohammad, whose real name was Jauna. Later around 1394 AD, Malik Sarvar - the governor of Jaunpur established an independent Sharqi dynasty that ruled over Jaunpur for about a century. Sharqi rulers were great patrons of architecture and constructed many fine tombs, mosques, madarsas here, during their regime. Jaunpur was a renowned centre of Art and Learning during medieval period.
There are a large number of tourist attraction spots and magnificent monuments in Jaunpur. Most of these monuments were constructed during medieval period, which shows the glory of the city during that period. Many ghats have been built along the River Gomti, viz., Hanuman Ghat, Achala Ghat etc.