The fascinating Mirzapur which has its "Bhaukaal"

Crime, Kaleen Bhaiya & Gang war makes Mirzapur a fascinating place and the most popular name of late 2018 and beyond. In an era of a digital platform, everyone likes to have a minimum of one OTT platform subscription and likes to watch web series, movies, have you ever watched the Amazon web series Mirzapur, the crime series where there's a drama, suspense, killing, romance, etc. and it's viewed by many of us and everybody is thrilled after watching the series, and also the 2nd season of Mirzapur is likely to be accessible on Amazon Prime in December.


Is Mirzapur is just a Fictional Name or just limited to Crime?

A Big “NO” It is located in the Eastern part of Uttar Pradesh on the bank of Holy River Ganga in the foothill of the Vindhya mountain which is known for Ancient cave art, Pilgrim Centre, and of course Violence.


How to reach and stay in Mirzapur?


Mirzapur is 63 KM from the international tourist attraction VARANASI & roughly 650KM from the National Capital and Kolkata. Train, Bus, Taxi, or Personal vehicle could be the source of medium to reach here. The expense of transportation will be around Rs. 150 (one-way) for public transport.


Hotel stay in Mirzapur is easily affordable where you will have plenty of options to stay by paying approx. Rs.500 to Rs.3000 per night. Hotels like Hotel Ramayana to Hotel Konark Grand are available options.


What do the people of Mirzapur do for their living?


Mirzapur is an industrial belt and is surrounded by natural resources. This beautiful small town of Uttar Pradesh is mostly known for its carpet weaving, Porcelain dishes, and brassware industries than for its festivals, food, and remarkable tourist spot. Agriculture is also a major source of earning for the people of Mirzapur.


Let’s travel the time to Mesolithic Age and have a glimpse of some incredible facts and art of ancient days

Its abundance of food and water made it a perfect place for early settlers and prehistoric rock art still dots the Vindhya and Kaimur Hills, dating from the Mesolithic to the Chalcolithic age. The rock art paintings came to light in 1867 by Archibald Carlyle, a British archaeologist.


East India Company spotted this region in the 18th century a huge commercial opportunity to penetrate their roots. Then the British base was established and They called it Mirzapore where Mirza derived from the Persian word means ‘Ameerzada’. Ghats of Mirzapur was used as ports for cargo vessels which entered India at Howrah and sailed into the heart of India, at Mirzapur.


India Standard Time (IST) is the time zone observed and followed throughout India, with a time offset of UTC+05:30. Indian Standard Time is calculated on the basis of 82.5′ East longitude in the city of Mirzapur, Eastern Part of Uttar Pradesh, which is situated approximately on the corresponding longitude reference line.


Mirzapur Ghanta Ghar decides the time of India (IST) “YE BHAUKAAL NAHI HAI TOH AUR KYA HAI”

Tourist Attraction


The town is surrounded by many hills, and also famous for the holy shrine of Vinyasa, Ashtbhuja, and also has Devrahwa Baba ashram. It has many waterfalls and natural spots. If you're a tourist enthusiast and businessman, it's a great opportunity to travel in this district which has an extravaganza of natural beauty, and if you're spiritual, also there's one move to the shrine place of Mirzapur where every wish is granted and causes you to happy and joyful after visiting this place.


There are many places for tourists to visit Mirzapur but Vindhyachal and Chunar fort comes first in the list. These two places are very famous in India.


Vindhyachal Dham

Vindhyachal Dham is found at a distance of 70 km from Varanasi, maybe a renowned religious city dedicated to Goddess Vindhyavasini. Goddess Vindhyavasini is believed to be the moment bestowed of benediction. Vindhyavasini Devi Temple has situated 8 km from Mirzapur city, on the banks of the holy river Ganga. The temple is visited by many people daily. Kajal competitions are held within the month of Jyeshta in June.


The Chunar Fort

The Chunar Fort is the heritage site of India. The southeastern part of the fort is on the rocky bank of the Ganges. Chunar Fort is approached by road from Mirzapur a distance of 20 miles (32 km) and along the Ganges River by river craft, 30 miles (48 km) journey. it's connected to the Heavenly City of Varanasi by the roads and rails. Chunar is well-known for its handicraft products made up of clay and Plaster of Paris. Now the government has started the renovation of the fort which adds the fort to assist tourism in this area.



Business Opportunity


It’s also a nice place for business setup. This place is well-known for the carpet and brass industry. Carpet business is booming in Mirzapur so, you can find a carpet weaving industry and also a mall, PVR because it encompasses a population around 2,496,970 of which male and female were 1,312,302 and 1,184,668 respectively(census2011).

London News posted how stronghold Mirzapur had in Weaving Industry


If you're a traveler and a businessman it's good for you to tour this beautiful city and also you can think of doing business here. Although Mirzapur is among the 150 most disadvantaged districts of India where over 50% of the population live below the personal income, it earns a lot from its natural and wildlife beauty. Also, it's famous for its cotton industry and silver and Bras. If the government supports the brass and silver, MSME, industry in Mirzapur, then it will create a lot of job opportunities within the area. Silver business is dwindling without electricity and transport issues.

 

By Rishabh Raj, Manish Kr. Singh & Ishtiyaque Rabbani

(July 2020)

 

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