Places to visit in Allahabad

Places to visit in Allahabad

By | Update Date: February 21, 2021, 14:15 IST

There is a lot to visit tourists in Allahabad. Tourists from all over the country and abroad come to see this historic city of Uttar Pradesh. This city is also mentioned in the religious scriptures of India. In Vedas, Mythology, Ramayana and Mahabharata, this place is called Prayag. It is also called ' Tirraj ' (king of Tiro). The rivers Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati are the confluence of the rivers, so it is called the Triveni Sangam. Tourists come here and get immense satisfaction.

Triveni Sangam

It is the place of meeting of three holy rivers (Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati). Lakhs of devotees come here throughout the year and take a dip in the confluence age and consider themselves blessed.

Allahabad Fort

The magnificent fort located along the sacred confluence of Ganga-Yamuna was built by Akbar in 1583 A.D. This fort is famous for its craft and construction. The fort is divided into three magnificent galleries. At present, the fort is used by the army. Only a few areas are open to tourists. Tourists are allowed to go to the Paltalpuri temple and the Akshay lay tree located in it. The outer wall of the fort appears above the surface of the water. Tourists have to take permission to see the Ashokpillar and Saraswati well.

Paltalpuri Temple

This underground temple has a renewable lay. There is a belief that Lord Rama had travelled here. The place was also visited by Huen Tsang.

Ashoka Pillar

The Ashoka pillar is made of sandstone. Its height is 10.6 metres. There are many inscriptions on this column. The inscription has been written in Persian by Jehangir.

Hanuman Temple

This temple is near Sangam. This temple has a statue of Hanuman Ji which is famous all over North India. Here, the large statue of Lord Hanuman can be seen in a lying posture. When there is a flood in the river Ganga, this temple gets submerged.

Mankameshwar Temple

It is located on the banks of river Yamuna near Saraswati Ghat. It is one of the famous Shiva temples of Allahabad.

Minto Park

It is located near Saraswati Ghat. It has a stonemonumentwith a symbol of four shero on top of it. Minto Park was laid by Lord Minto in the 1910's.

Swaraj Bhawan

It is the old Anand Bhawan, which was donated to the nation in the year 1930 by Motilal Nehru for use as the headquarters of the Congress Committee. Motilal Nehru gave it the name of Swaraj Bhawan. Indira Gandhi, the late Prime Minister of India, was born here. It remains closed on Monday.

Anand Bhawan

It is the ancestral home of the then Nehru family. It has now been converted into a museum. It has been an important centre of important decisions, events relating to the freedom struggle. The main building is amuseumthat is a memorial of the Nehru family. It remains closed on Mondays and official holidays.

Jawahar Planetarium

This constellation has been created for scientific astronomical travel. The planetarium opens from 11 am to 4 pm. It also remains closed on Monday.

Sai Dham Temple

This new temple of Shirdi Sai Baba is located on Drumand Road near the AG office. Tourists here come in large numbers on Thursday.

Allahabad University

Is one of the most famous universities in India. Its premises have Victorian and Islamic architectural style buildings.

Allahabad Museum

This museum has an excellent collection of sculpture. The Allahabad Museum is located near Chandra Shekhar Azad Park. The Allahabad Museum exhibits terracotta and architectural items of the time of the Gupta Empire.

Chandra Shekhar Azad Park

The magnificent park adjacent to the museum was known as the Company Orchard. In addition to the buildings here, the public library, G.N. Jha is a statue of Research Institute and Chandra Shekhar Azad. The park has been named after the great martyr freedom fighter Chandrashekhar Azad.

Stone Cathedral

This magnificent cathedral was designed by Sir William Emerson in 1870 and built in 1887. The beautifully of this cathedral affects every visitor.

Khusro Bagh

There is a large garden with tombs of Khusrau, son of Emperor Jahangir and Shah Begum.

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