Mirzapur Template:Audio (Hindi: मिर्ज़ापुर, Urdu: مرزا پور) is a city in the heart of North India, nearly 650 km between Delhi and Kolkata and also equidistant from Allahabad and Varanasi. Located in the state of Uttar Pradesh, Mirzapur has a population of a little over 205,264 (2001 census) and is renowned for its famous carpet and brassware industry. It is a city with several spots around it including many hills such as Rajdari, Devdari, Lakhaniyadari, and Windom fall range and Sirshi. It is the headquarter of Mirzapur District. Indian Standard Time is calculated from the clock tower in Mirzapur which is nearly exactly on the reference longitude of Indian Standard Time at 82.5°, within 4 angular minutes, a property shared by Tuni, a town in Andhra Pradesh.<ref>India investigates different time zones (BBC)</ref>
Mirzapur is situated at midway of New Delhi-Kolkata railway route; and if you are coming from outside India, it is best to land at New Delhi or Kolkata and take a train. You can catch New Delhi-Puri Purushottam Express, Kalka Mail , Brahmaputra Mail from New Delhi or Howrah-Jodhpur Express, Kalka Mail from Howrah railway station. Nearest airports are Babatpur Airport, Varanasi (80 Kms) and Bamrauli Airport, Allahabad (110 Kms). Direct flights from New Delhi are available to both the airports.
Mirzapur is well connected from most of the major Indian cities through railways. You can get direct trains to Mirzapur from Agra, Varanasi, Allahabad, Lucknow, Jammu, Chandigarh, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Gaya, Surat, Mumbai, Chennai and Bangalore.