The historical and picturesque Jaunpur is a city as well as an authoritative municipal board in the Jaunpur district in Uttar Pradesh. Jaunpur district lies towards the northwest part of Varanasi district. Jaunpur is nestled on the banks of river Gomati. Jaunpur is known for its significant past. Jaunpur's history speaks volumes about the city. Jaunpur's history dates back a long time to 1388, during which period the Sultan of Delhi, Feroz Shah Tughlaq had appointed a eunuch in the name of Malik Sarwar as the governor of the region.
Initially in the medieval period Jaunpur was a leading centre of learning. During that time Jaunpur was ruled and dominated by the Kings of the Sharqi dynasty for about a century. Under these kings Jaunpur reached a peak and prospered as a renowned centre providing art and learning. The Current and Modern Jaunpur shares the underdevelopment of a major part of Eastern Uttar Pradesh. Today the picturesque city of Jaunpur is famous for its Jasmine Oil, raddish, tobacco leaves and imarti, a sweetmeat.
There are a huge number of tourist attraction spots and beautiful Monuments in Jaunpur. There are thousands of tourists every year who come from each and every corner of the world to visit the beautiful city of Jaunpur. These tourist attraction places and Monuments in Jaunpur include Jami Masjid, Temple of Sheetla Devi, Lal Darwaza Masjid, Khalis Mukhlis Masjid, Shitla Choukiya Dham, Kadam Rasool, Temple of Mihar Devi, Jhanjhari Masjid, Sadar Imambara, Panje Shareef, Atala Masjid, Trilochan Mahadev Temple, Yamdagni Ashram, Shahi Bridge, Zoological Museum, Archaeological Museum, Botany Museum, Cemetry of seven kings of Sharqi dynasty, Tomb of Nawab Ghazi Khan, Rauza of Shah Firoz, Saikh Burhana Mosque, Walls of Old Kankar Fort of Jauichandra and the list can go on and on.