Machhali Shahar is a city and a administrative subdivision in Jaunpur district in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.GeographyMachhali Shahar is located at. It has an average elevation of 84 metres (275 feet). It has been assigned 222143 pincode by Indian postal services.DemographicsIndia census, Machhlishahr had a population of 26‚107. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Literacy rate is Machhlishahr city is 77.43%‚higher than the national average of 59.5%. male literacy is around 83.85%,while female literacy rate is 70.86%. In Machhlishahr, 18% of the population is under 6 years of age. Represented in the U.P. State Assembly by MLA Subhash Pandey of the BSP.HistoryMachhali Shahar was known as Machchhika Khand during the time of Gautam Buddha. It was one of the active places used by Budhhist monks (including Lord Gautam Buddha) during the period of Gautam Buddha.FestivalsThe biggest celebrations in Machhali Shahar are,Ram navami, Eid-ul-Milad and Bharat Milap as yearly festival. Pupils also organise big celebrations on Dashahara, Eid-ul-Zuha, Eid-ul-Fitr, Holi, Ramzan-ul-Mubarak, Diwali, Raksha Bandhan, Shab-e-Barat and more other occasions. Visible excitement shows on Independence Day and Republic Day. This is the city where all pupils related with all regions celebrate all the festivals with each other.Educational institutesMachhali Shahar tahsil has more than 80 colleges up to high school. In brief years, many professional and technical institutions were opened and contributed for development of ancient city as well.