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Allahabad , Uttar Pradesh

The name Allahabad means “settled by the Gods” in Persian. The second oldest city in this country, this is one place which holds its age with pride and joy. A veritable flame to the Hindu pilgrims during the Kumbh Mela, this is supposed to be the place where Lord Brahma offered his first sacrifice on earth. The grandeur and legacy of Allahabad is etched in its very soil and every person here automatically becomes a part of age long culture and faith which is part of our whole society. Here is a trivia, Allahabad is the home for seven prime ministers of India. Quite a hallowed land even in the modern times. This is the city with the holy meeting of the Ganga and the Yamuna rivers. This makes the city one of the most revered cities in the land. This is a city with an eclectic mix of the old and the new. The old city is the place with the crowds and the humdrum whereas the new city is the more planned and modern part of this very large city. There is a marked difference in these two places yet they somehow come together and both contribute equally in making Allahabad what it is today. One of the best places to visit is the Allahabad fort built by Emperor Akbar. This was a fort built with great intent and pride and it is one of the most regal structures among many on the banks of the River Yamuna. The Chandrashekhar Azad park and the Allahabad university are two more places which will intrigue you once in this city. If you want to be apart of the pilgrimage, go there during the madness of Kumbh Mela. If not, this is still a city which will charm you into loving it.

Distance / Time Current Temperature Mean Rainfall Altitude Population Best Times Min Hotel tariff
km / Hrs 27.0°C /80.0°F 0 mm 326feet 10755.0 /km2 Jan-Mar,Oct-Dec Coming Soon


Places of Interest

  • Allahabad Fort

    "Allahabad Fort (Hindi: ???????? ?????, Urdu: ??? ???? ???? Il?h?b?d Qila) at Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India was built by Emperor Ashoka but repaired byEmperor Akbar in 1583.[1] The fort stands on the banks of the Yamuna near the confluence with the river Ganges. It is the largest fort built by Akbar. In its prime, the fort was unrivaled for its design, construction and craftsmanship. This huge fort has three galleries flanked by high towers."

    Allahabad Fort

  • Allahabad Museum

    "The Allahabad Museum is a museum in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh.[1] Established in 1931,[2] it is known for its rich collection and unique objects of art, and is funded by Ministry of Culture."

    Allahabad Museum

  • Allahabad Planetarium

    "The Jawahar Planetarium is located in the city of Allahabad in Uttar Pradesh, India.[1] It was built in 1979 and is situated beside Anand Bhavan the former residence of the Nehru-Gandhi family and now a museum. It is managed by the 'Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Fund' (estb. 1964), which has its headquarters at Teen Murti House, New Delhi.[2]\nEach year, the prestigious 'Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Lecture' is also held at the planetarium, organised under the auspices of Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Fund on the birth anniversary of India's first prime minister, November 14.[3][4]"

    Allahabad Planetarium

  • Anand Bhavan

    "The Anand Bhavan is a historic house museum in Allahabad, India focusing on the Nehru-Gandhi Family. It was constructed by Indian political leader Motilal Nehru in the 1930s to serve as the residence of the Nehru family when the original mansion Swaraj Bhavan (previously called Anand Bhavan) was transformed into the local headquarters of the Indian National Congress. Jawahar Planetarium, the famous planetarium is situated here, which has been striving to inculcate scientific temper among masses through its sky shows on astronomy and science.\nAnand Bhavan was donated to Indian government in 1970 by Indira Gandhi.[1]"

    Anand Bhavan

  • Ashoka Pillar

    "The Lion Capital of Ashoka is a sculpture of four Indian lions standing back to back, on an elaborate base that includes other animals. A graphic representation of it was adopted as the official Emblem of India in 1950.[1] It was originally placed atop the A?oka pillar at the important Buddhist site of Sarnath by the Emperor Ashoka, in about 250 BCE.[2] The pillar, sometimes called the A?oka Column, is still in its original location, but the Lion Capital is now in the Sarnath Museum, in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India. Standing 2.15 metres (7 feet) high including the base, it is more elaborate than the other very similar surviving capitals of the pillars of Ashoka bearing the Edicts of Ashoka that were placed throughout India (including modern Nepal, Pakistan and Afghanistan) several of which feature single animals at the top; one other damaged group of four lions survives, as Sanchi.[3]\nThe capital is carved out of a single block of polished sandstone, and was always a separate piece from the column itself. It features four Asiatic Lions standing back to back. They are mounted on an abacus with a frieze carrying sculptures in high relief of an elephant, a galloping horse, a bull, and a lion, separated by intervening spoked chariot-wheels. The whole sits upon a bell-shaped lotus. The capital was originally probably crowned by a 'Wheel of Dharma' (Dharmachakra popularly known in India as the \"Ashoka Chakra\"), with 24 spokes, of which a few fragments were found on the site.[4] A 13th-century replica of the Sarnath pillar and capital in Wat Umong near Chiang Mai, Thailand built by King Mangrai, preserves its crowning Ashoka Chakra or Dharmachakra.[5] The wheel on the capital, below the lions, is the model for the one in the flag of India."

    Ashoka Pillar

  • Swaraj Bhawan

    "Swaraj Bhavan (formerly Anand Bhavan) is a large mansion located in Allahabad, India. It was owned by Indian political leader Motilal Nehru in the 19th century, it has served as the ancestral home of the Nehru-Gandhi Family -- future Prime Minister of India Indira Gandhi was born there. The First Prime Minister of India Jawaharlal Nehru was however not born in Anand Bhawan.[1]\nIt is managed by the 'Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Fund', Delhi."

    Swaraj Bhawan

  • Khusro Bagh

    "Khusro Bagh (Hindi: ?????? ????, Urdu: ???? ???) is a large walled garden, close to the Allahabad Junction Station, in Allahabad, India, surrounding the tombs of Khusrau Mirza (died 1622), eldest son of emperor Jahangir, Shah Begum, Khusrau's mother (died 1604), a Rajput princess and Jahangir's first wife, and that of Princess Sultan Nithar Begam (died c.1624), Khusrau's sister.[1]"

    Khusro Bagh

  • Minto Park

    "Minto Park, officially Madan Mohan Malaviya Park, is a park in Allahabad, India.[1][2] It is located in the southern part of the city along the banks of Yamuna river.[3] The park is a historical site for in 1858 Earl Canning read out the declaration of Queen Victoria's Proclamation which resulted in the complete transfer of control over India from The East India Company to the government of Britain.[4][5] The park is named after Earl of Minto who, in 1910, laid a stone memorial with a four-lion symbol on the park.[6][7]"

    Minto Park

  • Triveni Sangam

    "In Hindu tradition Triveni Sangam is the \"confluence\" of three rivers. Sangama is the Sanskrit word for confluence. The point of confluence is a sacred place for Hindus. A bath here is said to wash away all of one's sins and free one from the cycle of rebirth."

    Triveni Sangam


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