There is a lot to visit tourists in Allahabad. Tourists come from all over the country and abroad to see this historical city of Uttar Pradesh. The city also finds mention in religious texts of India. This place has been called ‘Prayag’ in the Vedas, Puranas, Ramayana and Mahabharata. It is also called ‘Tirtharaj’ (King of Tirthas). The Ganges, Yamuna and Saraswati rivers have a confluence here, hence it is called ‘Triveni Sangam’. Tourists get immense satisfaction by coming here.
In ancient times the city was known as Prayag (multi-sacrificial place). Brahma performed the first yajna here and thereafter there were countless yagyas. Allahabad is full of rich history from Maurya and Gupta Empire to Mughal Empire. Apart from joining the great mass of Kumbh, you will get an opportunity to learn about Indian religion and culture in Allahabad. In 1931, revolutionary Chandrashekhar Azad at Alfred Park, Allahabad, vowed not to shoot himself when he was surrounded by the British police.
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It is the meeting place of three sacred rivers (Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati). Millions of devotees visit the place throughout the year and consider themselves blessed by taking a dip in the confluence.
This magnificent fort situated on the banks of the holy confluence of Ganga-Yamuna was built by Akbar in 1583 AD. This fort is famous for its craft and construction. This fort is divided into three magnificent galleries. Presently this fort is used by the army. Only a few areas are open to tourists. Tourists are allowed to visit the Patalpuri temple and the Akshaya Vat tree located in it. The outer wall of the fort appears above the water surface. Tourists have to get permission to see Ashoka Pillar and Saraswati well.
This underground temple itself has Akshaya Vat. It is believed that Lord Rama traveled here. This place was also visited by Hiuen Tsang.
The Ashoka Pillar is made of sandstone. Its height is 10.6 meters. There are many inscriptions on this pillar. The inscription is written in Persian by Jahangir.
This temple is near Sangam. This temple has an idol of Hanuman ji which is famous all over North India. Here the large statue of Lord Hanuman can be seen in a reclining posture. When the Ganges river floods, this temple is submerged.
It is situated on the banks of river Yamuna near Saraswati Ghat. It is one of the famous Shiva temples of Allahabad.
It is the old Anand Bhawan, which was donated to the nation by Moti Lal Nehru in 1930 to be used as the headquarters of the Congress Committee. Moti Lal Nehru named it Swaraj Bhavan. Late Prime Minister of India Mrs. Indira Gandhi was born here. It is closed on Mondays.
It is the ancestral home of the then Nehru family. It has now been converted into a museum. It has been an important center of events, important decisions related to the freedom struggle. The main building is a museum commemorating the Nehru family. It is closed on Mondays and government holidays.
This asteroid has been created for scientific astronomical travel. The planetarium opens from eleven to four in the morning. It is also closed on Mondays.
Sai Dham Temple
This new temple of Shirdi Sai Baba is located on Drummond Road near AG office. A large number of tourists come here on Thursday.
University of Allahabad
One of the most famous universities in India. Its complex houses Victorian and Islamic architectural styles.
The museum has an excellent collection of sculpture. The Allahabad Museum is located near Chandra Shekhar Azad Park. Terracotta and architecture items from the Gupta Empire are displayed in the Allahabad Museum.
Chandra Shekhar Azad Park
This magnificent park adjacent to the museum was known as Company Bagh. Apart from the buildings here, the Public Library, GN. There is a statue of Jha Research Institute and Chandra Shekhar Azad. The park is named after the great martyr freedom fighter Chandrashekhar Azad.
This magnificent church was designed by Sir William Emerson in 1870 and constructed in 1887. The beauty of this church impresses every visitor.
There is a large garden in which the graves of Khusro, Emperor Jahangir and Shah Begum’s son are located