Chandauli District

Chandauli is a town and a nagar panchayat in Chandauli district in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India. It is the administrative headquarters of Chandauli District. Chandauli became a separate district for the first time on 20 May 1997. However, after coming into power, Mulayam Singh Yadav dissolved it on January, 2004 and ensured its merger again in Varanasi. But, the decision was challenged in the high court after which its recreation was ensured on 17 June 2004.


The region covered by the present district was part of the ancient kingdom of Kashi. Apart from the numerous legends connected with this district, valuable evidence of antiquity has been found there and the remains of brick-strewn mounds are spread all over the district.


Chandauli is located at 25.27°N 83.27°E.[3] It has an average elevation of 70 metres (230 ft). It comes under Varanasi division of Uttar Pradesh. It is located just about 30 kilometres from Varanasi. Mughalsarai, a major and very important railway junction between Northern and Eastern India is located in Chandauli district. Chandauli Majhwar railway station serves Chandauli.