Shahi Pul

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This famous bridge of Jaunpur was built by Munyeen Khankhana in 1564 on the orders of Akbar during his reign. This is a one of its kind bridge in India and its carriageway is at ground level. The width of the bridge is 26 ft. with 2 ft. 3 inch wide kerfs on both sides. At each junction of adjacent spouse, pillboxes have been constructed. Earlier shops used to be set up in these pillboxes (gumtees). On a square platform in the middle of the bridge, there is a large sculpture of a lion with an elephant underneath its forepaws. It had formerly been installed in some Buddhist monastery from where it was brought and installed at the bridge. There is a mosque in front of this and there are 10 spans of the bridge to its north and 5 spans to the south which rest on octagonal pylons. It is spot worth seeing.

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  • Shahi Pul

How to Reach:

By Air

The nearest airport is Lal Bahadur Shastri Babatpur, 50km approx.

By Train

After getting down on Railway stations(Jaunpur City or Jaunpur Jn.) local autos/e-rikshaw are available.

By Road

It is around 2 km from Jaunpur bus stand. Local autos/e-rikshaw are always available.