Districts headquarter of the district of the same name. Distances- Varanasi 70 km
Temp.- Summer: 320C – 460C, Winter: 50C – 150C
Auto rickshaw & peddled rickshaws are the primary mode of transport
How to reach
Well connected to all major cities by major National Highway & State Highway (NH-29, NH-19 & NH-97)
Ghazipur is one of the main railheads of NER
Babatpur Airport (Varanasi) 90 km, Andhau Airport, but the airport is used for VIP arrivals only.
Ghazipur is an important water port on the River Ganges between Haldia to Allahabad (National Waterway No.-1)
Ghazipur city has been famous for its opium factory, which is the largest in the world and started by British India in 1820. Ghazipur has following spots of tourists attractions-
1. Lord Cornwallis Monument:
It is the major attraction of the city and is located south of St. Thomas Church at a distance of 4 km from Ghazipur railway station, near old Cantonment. Lord Charles Cornwallis was appointed Governor General of India in 1805, but he accidently died on 5th Oct. of the same year, in Ghazipur city. He is buried here. British Government erected a large tomb in his memory in the city. The monument structure is heavy & stones used to construct it were brought from England. It has a domed roof supported by twelve Doric Columns. The floor is built of grey marble at a height of about 4 mts. from the ground. In the centre, there is a cenotaph of white marble medallion bust of Cornwallis on the southern side. The monument is well maintained by the Ministry of Tourism. There is a large gathering here every year to celebrate the New Year.
2. Pohari Baba Math:
The math is located on the bank of River Ganges at distance of 3-4 km from the city border. Auto-rickshaws are available to reach here. The math is place of Pauhari Baba or Pariharibaba and legend is that he was a saint who lived only on fruits & vegetables.
Ghat of Ghazipur:
3. Ghat of Ghazipur: As Ghazipur is situated on the bank of River Ganges, hence there are some ghats constructed along the river namely,- Manadev ghat, Dadri ghat, Collector ghat, Cheetnath ghat, Posta ghat, Streamer ghat, Rameshwar ghat, Pakka ghat, Sikandarpur ghat, Kankadiya ghat, Gola ghat, Mahsul ghat, Nakta ghat, Khirki ghat. Chitnath is the oldest among them. ama mosque in Sayyadwada, Lal Darwaja in Lal Darwaja market, Khaki math at funeral ghat, St. Thomas church in Tulsi Sagar, Kareem Ullah Tomb in Urdu bazaar, Baba Vishwanath Mahakaleshwar temple at Cheetnath ghat, Lourdha Mata Church etc. are other attractions of the city. But most of them are not well maintain and do not attract many visitors.