Chunar Fort : JAUNPUR
Chunar Fort is located in Vindhya range, about 45 kilometers from Varanasi. Chunar Fort is situated in the district of Mirzapur. According to the Puranas, the oldest name of Chunar was Charanadri because Lord Vishnu made his first step in his Vaman Avatar in the lineage of the great king Bali. However, following the visit of Chunar Babar, Sher Shah Suri, Humayun, Akbar, Aurangzeb and finally came to prominence after the British. It is said that King Raja Maharaj Vikramaditya of Ujjain established the fort of Chunar. According to Aallah clause, Raja Sahadeva made this fort his capital and established a statue of Naina Yogini in a cave of Vindhya hill. 52 To celebrate his victory over the rulers, King Sahadeva built a stone umbrella inside the fort. The fort of Chunar became important with the Mughal king, Babur and later Sher Shah Suri, who married the Taj's wife and captured the fort. Khan Sarang-Khani, governor of Ibrahim Lodi 1531 AD Humayun made an unsuccessful attempt to capture this fort but later in 1574AD, Akbar the Great captured this fort and from that time it remained under the Mughals till 1772AD. In 1772 East India Company captured Chunar fort.