Ghazipur is a district in the state of Uttar Pradesh. The district headquarters are situated at the city of Ghazipur. It comes under the Varanasi division. The city of Ghazipur is well known for its rose scented spray also called Gulab Jal. The tomb of the famous British Viceroy, Lord Cornwallis is also present here. It is conserved by the Archeological Survey of India. Bhojpuri is the main launguage spoken. It was once ruled over by the Gupta dynasty and much prior to that, it was under the Kingdom of King Vishwamitra who later transformed into a saint and came to be known as Maharishi Vishwamitra.
Raja Balwant Singh, son of Mansa Ram became the King of Ghazipur after Ghazipur came under the Banaras state. It later came under the British rule after the attack from Warren Hastings. Lord Cornwallis, who was very famous for reforms in land came to visit this place and accidentally died. In his memory a beautiful tomb which attracts the tourist is also present in Ghazipur City. Many of the great freedom fighters were born on this land. Mangal Pandey, the great revolutionary and the hero of the first freedom movement was born here. The famous revolt called the Nilha Sahib revolt also took place here. The farmers revolted against the British rule and set fire to many godowns. The folks of Ghazipur have played a mjor role in the freedom struggle. Post Independence, the growth has slowed down in Ghazipur yet it has managed to give rise to some of the most daring hearts of our time. Brig. Usman, Paramveer Chakra awarddee Veer Abdul Hameed, Ram Urgrah Pandey etc. are born here. It also showed immense support during the Kargil war of 1999.
Tourist places in Ghazipur