"Adalhat", now a rising rural market place, was a small village located in Mirzapur district of Uttar Pradesh state in northern India. Its name is derived from famous Sufi saint Adalshah Baba, whose Majar is still maintained in vill. Ibrahimpur,which is a cent percent Hindu village. Adalhat is located on SH 5A, also known as Shakti Nagar Highway,being upgraded from two lane to four lane, it has Varanasi in its north at a distance of 30 km and Robertsganj in south at a distance of 60 km. Legal administration of the place lies with Chunar Tahsil.
Adalhat is not a revenue village, so not on all administrative records,but it comprises villages Ibrahimpur,Naithi,Hansapur,Garaundi,and Pathraura of Tahsil Chunar.It has police station and post office in name of Adalhat. About 50 years ago this place was confined to village Ibrahimpur only. There was only one primary school for about a dozen villages,nearby till 1951.
A social worker and Sarpanch of this area Sri Sita Ram Gupta took initiative and a middle school was started in 1951 which gradually rose up to 10+2 standard now and named as "Adarsh Inter College".The college is co-ed with strength of about 3000,girls almost in equql no. of boys. The connectivity of this place by canal service roads and Sharma Road extended up to Bihar in east and being on main Varanasi-Shaktinagar road, opened doors to good business. There is a post graduate level Government run degree college for women "Lalta Singh Rajkiya Mahila Mahavidyalaya".The strength of girls in this college is about 1500.
There are three nationalised banks (Union Bank, Bank of Baroda and Allahabad Bank) and one cooperative bank branch in Adalhat market. This is not a big business center but its proximity to Varanasi (30 km) and being hub of agricultural activities has a good potential for a Food Processing unit. Adalhat is also known for its most secular image. On the eve of Moharram every year, more than hundred Tazias are brought here from nearby villages for burial at Garaundi Imambara. They proceed from northern end of Adalhat market in shape of a procession, which is led by Tazia of Ibrahimpur where only a couple citizens having faith in Islam live. In this village (Ibrahimpur) Hindus fully cooperate for this Tazia and the following events.
The place has also been in news for revamping education system in rural India, many schools like Royal Public school, Eden school, Kalidasa have transformed the education system in the area covering approximately 50 km.
This place is located on Varanasi-Shaktinagar highway, nearest railway station being AHRAURA ROAD (at Narayanpur). The place is famous for its nearby (20 km) waterfall, Lakhania dari.