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Presidency: Bengal
Coordinates: 25.13°N 82.9°E
Altitude: 84 m (276 ft)
Present Day Details
Place Name: Chunar
State/Province: Uttar Pradesh
Country: India
Transport links
East Indian Railway

Chunar is situated on the right bank of the Ganges, approximately twenty five miles to the west of Benares (Varanasi) (ie upriver) and was on the East Indian Railway. The historic Chunar Fort is located here.

C 1834[1] it was the one of the four locations of invalided European Veterans in Bengal (the others being Buxar, Monghyr and Moorshedabad.) These men probably belonged to a Veterans' Battalion, similar to the Carnatic European Veteran Battalion in Madras Presidency.

External links

Historical books online

  • "Chunar Town" Imperial Gazetteer of India, Volume 10, page 333.
  • Chunar and Chunar Fort , page 80 The United Service Magazine,Part 3 1858 Google Books
  • Chunar page 393 Report of the Commissioners Appointed to Inquire into the Sanitary State of the Army in India : with Abstract of Evidence, and of Reports Received from Indian Military Stations 1864


  1. "Mofussil Stations: No XII - Monghyr" page 119 The Asiatic Journal and Monthly Miscellany, Volume 14, New Series May-August 1834. Google Books