Jaunpur is a city in the Eastern Uttar Pradesh. The city is part of world's one of the most fertile plain. Jaunpur was of great importance during medieval times. It was founded in the 14th century by Feroz Shah Tuglaq to perpetuate the memory of his cousin Sultan Mohammad whose real name was Jauna. Later, around 1394 AD, it became the centre of the independent Sharquie kingdom of Jaunpur founded by Malik Sarvar. Jaunpur was also an important centre of Islamic studies. While its architectural heritage speaks of its illustrious past, the city is known today for its Jasmine oil, tobacco leaves, raddish and imarti, a sweetmeat.
Babatpur Airport (Varanasi) : 38 km.RAIL
Located on the Lucknow Varanasi : Mughal Sarai section of Northern Railway, Jaunpur is serviced by the following trains :4227/4228 Varanasi Lucknow Varuna Exp. 3483/3484 Farakka Exp. 2391/2392 Shramjeevi Express.ROAD
Accessible by road to all major cities of the State. Some of the major road distances are Varanasi - 58 km. Ayodhya - 142 km, Allahabad - 110 km, Lucknow 228 km, Gorakhpur - 166 km.