Lakhaniya dari waterfall stays true to the town it is situated in which is characterized by historical monuments and nature at its best. Read on to know more about this worth going waterfall.
Lakhaniya Dari Waterfalls
Lakhaniya dari waterfall is an epitome of serenity which is in close proximity to several others worth visiting places. The town of Chunar has ancient forts, dams and waterfalls which are at a close distance from Lakhaniya dari fall. For example one can visit Siddhanath dari which is located at a distance of 15 km from Lakhaniya dari fall. Shakteshgarh fort is located at a distance of few kilometers from the waterfall. One can also visit Jirgo dam which is situated at a distance of 14 km from Chunar. The town is situated at an altitude of 80.7 m above sea level. Chunar town exists in a triangular form on the right bank of River Ganges and on the left bank of Jirgo. The town is well known for its pottery tradition, handicrafts and clay toys.
Lakhaniya dari waterfall is located at a distance of 28 km from Chunar which is situated in Mirzapur district of Uttar Pradesh.
How to reach
By Road: Chunar passes through NH-7 which makes it reachable from other town through motorable road.
By Rail: Nearest railway station is Chunar.
By Air: Nearest airport terminal is Babatpur.
Where to stay
Hotel Siddhartha of Varanasi is a recommended place to stay.
Season/ When to visit
Ideal time to visit Lakhaniya dari waterfall is anytime between the months of July and March.
Nearby Places to visit
- Chunar Fort: The fort is raised at a height of 80’ to 175’from the land level of Chunar. The fort area is approximately 3400 sq yard with its length being 800 yard and width being 133 to 300 yard. There are multiple versions of the history of the fort. According to one of the versions Chunar fort was established by Maharaja Vikrmaditya, King of Ujjain. Chunar fort was constructed to commemorate the stay of Maharaja Vikrmaidtya’s brother named Raja Bhartihari who took his Samadhi alive. Another version establishes that the fort was established by King Shadeo in 1029 AD in his capital. It is said that he established the statue of Naina Yogini in a cave of Vindhya hill. One can find 52 pillars inside the fort which is believed to be have been built by King Shadeo in the memory of his victory over 52 kings. The fort stands as the symbol of myths and historical events. One can see Sonva Mandap, Bavan Khamba, Solar Watch and Raja Bhartihari Samadhi inside the fort.
- Vindhyachal: It is a well-known pilgrim spot among Hindus which is situated at a distance of few miles from Mirzapur. According to Puranas the town is said to have been included within the circuit of the ancient city of Pamapapura. It is also said that the 150 temples that the town had were destroyed by Aurangzeb. Ganges River also passes through this city. Other tourist destination which is located in close proximity includes Kali Khoh which literally means ‘the cave of the Goddess Kali’ where one can find an idol of Goddess Kali. Kali Khoh is a mouth formed in the shape of a cave and it is from this cave that the place derives its name. One can also visit Vindham waterfall which is located at a distance of 90 km from Varanasi near Mirzapur.