Tour Of Allahabad

Allahabad or Prayag is also called the "Tirth Raj", the king of all pilgrimage centers. There are many references to Prayag or Allahabad in Indian epics, Vedas and Puranas. Allahabad stands at the confluence of the Ganga and Yamuna (two of India's holiest rivers) and Saraswati River (a myth ical river which is not visible). The place where river Ganga and river Yamuna meet is called Sangam (union). Sangam is the venue of many sacred fai rs and rituals, and attracts thousands of pilgrims throughout the year. The most important event at Prayag is the Kumbha Mela. Millions of people from a all over India and the world gather at Prayag to take a holy dip at Sangam.

Places To See:

Sangam

The sacred Sangam is the confluence of three of the holiest rivers in Hindu mythology - Ganga, Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati. It is believed that it is at the Sangam, that a few drops of the nectar 'Amrit Bindu' fell .. making its waters truly magical. It is during the Kumbh Mela and the Ardh Kumbh that the Sangam truly comes alive .. attracting the devout from all across the country.

Allahabad Fort

Allahabad Fort that stands on the northern banks of Yamuna near the confluence is a must visit destination in Allahabad. Emperor Akbar himself commissioned this magnificently designed fort in the year 1583. There was a time when this fort was considered among the best garrisons in the entire Mughal Empire but little is left of that grandeur today. The fort has massive walls and three gateways that are flanked by high towers.


Anand Bhawan

Anand Bhavan is the ancestral home of Jawaharlal Nehru, the freedom fighter and the first Prime-Minister of India. The place is also home to Indira Gandhi, the "Iron Lady of India". The place has today been turned into a fine museum. The importance of this place also increases because of the fact that several momentous decisions and events, related to the freedom struggle took place here. The main building houses a museum that displays the memorabilia of the Nehru family.


Alfred Park

Alfred Park is a must visit tourist destination in the city of Allahabad. Apart from the fact that Alfred Park is the largest park in Allahabad, it has historical significance as well. The park is marked by huge statue of George V and Victoria that were installed in the very center. The Park was the site for official ceremonies at the time of British that were often followed by musical performances of the Police Band.


Allahabad University

The University of Allahabad that is popularly called Allahabad University was only the 4th modern University established in India. The university was established on 23rd September 1887. During the course of history, the university has maintained its sound academic tradition and several extraordinary achievements to its credit.


Khusrau Bagh

Khusrau Bagh is close to Allahabad railway station. It is a must visit tourist destination in Allahabad. The park has a historical significance. That is because; this park houses the tomb of Prince Khusru who was one of the sons of Emperor Jahangir


Allahabad Museum

Allahabad Museum is one of the best-kept museums in India and that is what makes it a must visit destination in Allahabad. The specialty of this museum lies in the fact that it has separate galleries devoted to archeological findings, natural history exhibits, art gallery and artifacts donated by Jawaharlal Nehru.


IIIT Allahabad

The Indian Institute of Information Technology Allahabad that is also called IIIT Allahabad was established in 1999, as a center of excellence in Information Technology and Computer Science by Government of India. This institution was established in order to churn out enough graduates to meet the demand of software engineers that was increasing rapidly due to IT boom in US and Europe.


Minto Park

Minto Park that has been re-christened Madan Mohan Malaviya Park is a must visit destination in Allahabad. The park has its prominence in the chronicles of History and that is why it is a must for both researchers as well as casual visitor. Minto Park has been erected on a site near the Saraswati Ghat in Yamuna. The site has a special place in the history of British India.The Great Ashoka pillar is situated here.This gigantic Ashoka pillar, of polished sandstone, stands 10.6 m high, dating back to 232 B.C. The pillar has several edicts, and a Persian inscription of Emperor Jahangir inscribed on it, commemorating his accession to the throne.


Patalpuri Temple

Within this underground temple, inside the fort, lies the Akshayavat - or the immortal tree.


Hanuman Temple

This unique temple at the Sangam, is the only one in North India, where the idol of Lord Hanuman, is to be seen in a reclining posture.


Mankameshwar Temple

Situated near Saraswati Ghat, on the banks of the Yamuna, this is one of the famous Shiv temples of Allahabad.


Bharadwaj Ashram

Lord Rama is said to have visited this Ashram during his exile. It's also associated with Rishi Bharadwaj.


Kumbh Mela

According to legends, Lord Vishnu was carrying a Kumbh (pot) of amrita (nectar), when a scuffle broke out between the Gods and demons, four drops spilled on Earth. The nectar drops fell at Prayag, Haridwar, Nashik and Ujjain (venues of Kumbha Mela) .The event is commemorated every three years by the Kumbh Mela, held at each of these four places in turn; the Sangam is known as Tirtharaja, the "King of Tirthas", and the Kumbha Mela, once every twelve years, is the greatest and holiest of all.