Shahi Quila


Situated in the heart of the city on the left bank of the Gomti, Shahi Qila was built by Freoze Shah in 1362 A.D. The inner gate of this fort is 26.5 ft. high and 16 ft. wide. The central gate is 36 ft. high. A top this there is a huge dome. At present only its eastern gate and, within, some arches etc. remain which narrate the tale of its ancient splendor. Muneer Khan had got its majestic front gate built with a view to security and it was decorated with blue and yellow stones. Inside, there is a bath in the Turkish style ad a Mosque too. From this fort, an enchanting view of the Gomti river and the city can be seen. The mosque, built by Ibrahim Banbank, carries the imprints of Hindu and Buddhist architectural styles.

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How to Reach:

By Air

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

By Train

It is around 4-5 km far from both railway stations (Jaunpur City/Jaunpur Jn.), auto rikshaw/e-rikshaw are available to reach there.

By Road

Shahi Quila is 2 km from Jaunpur bus stand, many local transports(Auto Rikshaw, e-Rikshaw)are available.