Allahabad

Allahabad is one of the renowned cities of Uttar Pradesh in India. It is the seventh most populated city in the state. The city’s original name was Prayaga or “place of sacrifice”, as the city is situated at the sacred union of the holy rivers Ganges, Yamuna and Saraswati. The current name was given to the city by the Mughal Emperor Akbar in 1583. As the second oldest city in India, Allahabad plays a vital role in the Hindu scriptures. Interestingly, Allahabad is also known as the “City of Prime Ministers” as post independence 7 out of 13 prime minister of India belonged to Allahabad.
Allahabad is among the oldest and most important pilgrimage centers of India. The place has special sentiments attached for Hindus as well as Muslims. The city is said to be holy, as it is among the four main pilgrimage sites of the Hindus. Thus, the place is mainly famous for its religious tourism.

HOW TO REACH

By Air:-
Allahabad has its own domestic airport called Bamrauli Airport which is located around 12 km away from the city center. The airport is connected to metros like Delhi, Kolkata and Lucknow. Foreign travelers can get connection flights from Delhi or Kolkata. Find Flights to Allahabad

By Train:-
Allahabad Junction is the major railway station in the heart of the city and is well connected to all the important cities in India.

By Road:-
Allahabad is well connected by road to major cities in India. The National Highway – 2 runs through the middle of the city and connects it with rest of India. The Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (UPSRTC) operated buses are an important means of public transport available. It connects Allahabad to neighbouring cities and states.

 

 

WHAT TO SEE

Allahabad Fort:-

Allahabad Fort.This magnificent fort was built by the Mughal king Akbar in 1583 and is situated near the banks of the Yamuna River, close to the Triveni. An amazingly beautiful view of the fort can be seen from the river side. The fort is presently under the custody of Indian army and also is not open for visitors; visitors who wish to visit this palace must take prior permission from the Commandant.

 

 

Khusrau Bagh:-

khusro-baghThis marvel piece was finally completed in the year 1662, under the guidance of the great Mughal King Jahangir. This historic garden was made in the memory of his son Khusro. The graves of both, son Khusro and wife Shah Begum are buried at this historic Garden, this garden is extremely beautiful and offers a wide range of flora. Not only in this term this garden is historic but also this place plays an important role during the times of Independence. This place is famous for its mangoes.

 

 

Anand Bhavan:-

Anand Bhavan,This place plays a pivotal role during the times of evidence; this was the place where almost all the important and secret meetings used to be held. This was actual an ancestral property of Nehru-Gandhi family. This place actually witnessed the era of independence, but now this place is converted into a museum containing memorable items of Nehru-Gandhi family. This place is closed on Mondays. This converted museum is a must visit in Allahabad.

 

 

Triveni Sangam:-

Triveni_SangamThis place is one of the most famous and also one of the most visited places in Allahabad among the tourists. An apt example of scenic beauty, this is the historic place where the three most sacred rivers (Ganga, Saraswati and Yamuna) in India meet.
Triveni Sangam is also known as Sangam, which means Union. It is an enthralling experience to visit the place during sunrise or sunset; the beauty is at its best at these two times. Three very important fairs, Kumbh Mela, Ardh Kumbh Mela and Maha Kumbh Mela are held at the banks of this sacred place. This place is visited by many devotees and tourists every year during the Magh Mela too.

SHOPPING:-
People who have a knack for buying and collecting antique pieces, jewelry, ethnic wears and pieces that represents high art quality, for them Allahabad is the best place to go for shopping. Allahabad can be a unique shopping destination for people with an artistic bent of mind.

The best thing to buy while shopping at Allahabad comprises of the things used for religious purposes. Incense stick, sandalwood, camphor and vermilion should be bought while shopping in Allahabad in Uttar Pradesh in India.

 

FOOD:-

Allahabad offers many eating out and restaurants options which provide good, clean and tasty food. The city of Allahabad is also known for its red-spotted Guavas, which are available in plenty and at unbelievably cheap prices.
When in Allahabad, do not miss the chaat-papdi (street food) and jalebis.

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