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The historical city of Jaunpur is located o the banks of the river Gomati. Jaunpur district is situated on the northwest side of the district of Varanasi. The history of Jaunpur dates back to 1388, when Feroz Shah Tughlaq, the Sultan of Delhi appointed a eunuch named Malik Sarwar as the governor of the region. Today Jaunpur shares the underdevelopment of a major portion of Eastern Uttar Pradesh.

There are endless tourist attraction spots in Jaunpur which include Sadar Imambara, Jami Masjid, Temple of Sheetla Devi, Tomb of Nawab Ghazi Khan, Lal Darwaza Masjid, Khalis Mukhlis Masjid, Shitla Choukiya Dham, Kadam Rasool, Temple of Mihar Devi, Panje Shareef, Atala Masjid, Trilochan Mahadev Temple, Yamdagni Ashram, Shahi Bridge, Zoological Museum, Archaeological Museum, Botany Museum, Cemetry of seven kings of Sharqi dynasty, Rauza of Shah Firoz, Saikh Burhana Mosque, Walls of Old Kankar Fort of Jauichandra, Jhanjhari Masjid and the list can go on and on. Out of all these places the one that really stands out from the rest is the Shahi Bridge.





Shahi Bridge, Jaunpur is built across the Gomati river. The Shahi Bridge, Uttar Pradesh consists ten arched openings that are supported on huge and massive pylons. There is an additional extension of five arches that were built so as to cover the diverted channel. The bridge initially possessed a hammam ( public bath house ) at the northern end, but it is no longer used and is permanently closed. For providing points on the bridge so that people can stop and gaze at the flowing river below, Chhatris ( small pavilions ) were built which lined on both the sides of the bridge..






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7 comments:

  1. thank you so much for sharing such great information about Jaunpur... and pictures are beautiful... and bridge is awesome...

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  2. Shiv B. mishra8 April 2011 at 21:13

    really very good job done by you.
    Try to place current news from the city
    to increase no. of visitors and frquency of visiting also.

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  3. wah kya pic hai
    ghar ki yad aa gayi yar
    jisane bhi dala hai .......
    many2
    thanks ...........

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  4. my reserch topic in gomati river at jaunpur district. and their help for write for my thesis

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  5. The great city from where my family roots belongs....

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  6. I am very thankful to whom, who has given the information about this beautiful city. Moreover, peoples residing in Jaunpur city are requested to make it civilized, neat and clean and more beautiful.

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