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8 Major Tourist Centers of Prayagraj

Updated on February 6, 2019
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Srikanth likes India. He is passionate about helping people make the most of their trip to India.

Prayagraj (previously known as Allahabad) is a city in Uttar Pradesh, India. It is spectacular, safe, friendly and holy.

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How to Reach Prayagraj?

Prayagraj has a domestic airport. The city is well-connected by rail and road. Prayagraj Junction is the main railway station in the city.

Hotels in Prayagraj

3-Star Hotels
2-Star Hotels
1-Star Hotel
Hotel Kanha Shyam
Hotel U.R.
Hotel Swagatam
Grand Continental Hotel
Hotel Mandiram
City Hotel
Hotel Allahabad Regency
 
Hotel Vilas

Places Of Interest in Prayagraj

Here are some tourist attractions in Allahabad.

Triveni Sangam

Triveni Sangam is the confluence of three rivers: River Yamuna, River Ganga and the mythical River Saraswati. It is a holy place for Hindus. Kumbh Mela is held here once every 12 years.

Kumbh Mela is the largest gathering of human beings in the world. Over a three-month period, an estimated 100 million people attended the festival in 2013.

Grand Continental Hotel and Hotel Vilas Allahabad are among best hotels to stay near Triveni Sangam.

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Triveni Sangam Video

Allahabad Fort

Built in 1583 by the Mughal emperor Akbar, this massive fort is located on the northern banks of River Yamuna. Currently it is an army cantonment. Tourists are allowed access to only some parts of this majestic fort. The fort is well-known for its unique design and craftsmanship. It is the largest fort built by Akbar. It is an excellent example of the fusion of Hindu and Islamic architecture. The fort houses few temples, including Saraswati Kund.

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Hanuman Mandir

This temple is located near Allahabad Fort. In the sanctum sanctorum of this holy temple, Lord Hanuman is in a reclining position.

Hanuman Mandir Video

Anand Bhavan

Built by Motilal Nehru in the 1930s, Anand Bhavan is the former residence of the Nehru family. Currently it is serving as a museum that showcases memorabilia of the Nehru family.

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Company Gardens

Also known as Alfred Park and Chandra Shekhar Azad Park, this garden is at the heart of the city. It is located behind the Allahabad Museum. It was in this park that the great freedom fighter Chandra Shekhar Azad was shot down by the British.

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All Saints Cathedral

All Saints Cathedral is also known as Patthar Girja, which means church of stones. Located in Sarojini Naidu Marg, this Anglican cathedral is modeled after 13th-century Gothic style churches.

This church was designed by Sir William Emerson in 1870. I liked the intricate work and designs on the marble altar and the stained glass panel in this important landmark of Allahabad.

The church has basic facilities like toilet. You can buy food at food stalls here. You are allowed to enter with your footwear, but pets are not allowed.

Khusro Bagh

Located in Lukarganj, this historical garden and burial complex covers an area of around 40 acres. It houses the tombs of Mughal Emperor Jahangir's wife Shah Begum, son Khusrau Mirza and daughter Nithar Begum.

These three mausoleums are good examples of Mughal architecture. Nithar Begum's tomb is the most elaborate of the three. It is on an elevated platform and is adorned with panels depicting the scalloped arch motif. The central room has on its walls floral decorations depicting Persian cypresses, wine vessels, flowers and plants. Shah Begum's tomb has a large cenotaph, which contains Islamic inscriptions.

This walled garden is open daily between 7.00 am and 7.00 pm. It is also famous for its delicious mangoes and guavas. Morning is the best time to visit this garden.

Jawahar Planetarium

Jawahar Planetarium is in Tagore Town. It is also known as Allahabad Planetarium. It was inaugurated in 1979. It takes you on a celestial journey.

Jawahar Planetarium Show Timings

Opening
Closing
11.00 am
5.30 pm
Jawahar Planetarium is closed on Mondays.

How to Stay Safe in Allahabad

Allahabad is quite safe. Violent crime is rare. Stay in a hotel with good reputation. Avoid deserted places, especially after sunset. Power outages are common; make sure you keep a torch handy. Avoid arguments with strangers on sensitive topics like religion. Carry your ID proof with you. Stay away from floating pandas; they will rip you off. Avoid going to the middle of River Ganga. Dress conservatively.

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