Blessed with the flowing of the river Ganga and located in the middle of Allhabad (Prayag) and Varanasi (Kashi), the city of Vindhyachal is a pilgrimage center for the Hindus with the temple of Vindhyavasini. Thousands of devotees throng here during the sacred months of Chaitra and Ashwin to seek the blessing of the Goddess.
Situated in Mirzapur District, Uttar Pradesh and blessed with the flowing of the Ganga River through itself, the city of Vindhyachal is a Hindu pilgrimage center with the temple of Vidhyavasini, who, as per the Markandeya Purana, incarnated to slay the demon Mahishasur. ‘Durga Saptashati’, a chapter of the Markandeya Purana, presents the detailed description of it.
A center of pilgrimage in Mirzapur District of Uttar Pradesh, Vindhyachal, which is a Shakti Peeth, is home to the Vindhyavasini Devi Temple, a prime attraction, thronged by thousands of devotees during the holy months of Chaitra and Ashwin to bestow the blessings of the Goddess.
Other holy places in the town are Sita Kund, Ashtbhuja Temple, Kali Khoh, Narad Ghat, Budeh Nath Temple, Gerua Talab, LalBhairav & Kal Bhairav Temples, Motiya Talab, Ekdant Ganesh, Sakshi Gopal Temple, Sapta Sarovar, Goraksha Kund, Tarakeshwar Nath Temple, Matsyendra Kund, Kankali Devi Temple, Bhairav Kund and Shivashiv Samooh Awadhoot Ashram.
Situated at a distance of approx 78 kms from Vindhyachal, Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport, Varanasi is the closest airport from where a taxi or a cab can be hired to reach Vindhyachal.
Located on the main railway line (Delhi-Howrah/ Mughal Sarai route), Manikpur Junction Railway Station, which has the stoppages of a number of main trains, is the own railway station of Vindhyachal. Another option of nearest railway station is Mirzapur railway station, which is situated at a distance of 8 kms, to be covered in 20 minutes from Vindhyachal.
As Vindhyachal is situated at a distance of just 8 kms from Mirzapur, a large city in the state of Uttar Pradesh, this place is well-connected by good roads. Pilgrims can hire buses and cabs from all main nearby towns to reach Vindhyachal.