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Major Tourist Centers of Allahabad

Updated on July 16, 2017

Allahabad is a city in Uttar Pradesh, India. It is also known as Prayag. In fact the original name of Allahabad is Prayag. Emperor Akbar renamed the city Ilahabad (which means city of God) in 1583, which became Allahabad during the British rule.

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How to Reach Allahabad?

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

A markerAllahabad Airport -
Allahabad Airport (IXD), Airport Road, Bamrauli, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh 211012, India
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A markerAllahabad Junction -
Civil Lines, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh 211001, India
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Hotels in Allahabad

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 Allahabad

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.

A markerTriveni Sangam, Allahabad -
Triveni Sangam, Sachcha Baba Nagar, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh
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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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Allahabad fort, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh 211005, India
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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.

A markerHanuman Mandir, Near Allahabad Fort | Near Prayag Sageet Samiti, Allahabad 211001, India -
Baand Marg, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh 211002, India
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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.

A markerAnand Bhavan, Allahabad -
Near Balson Chauraha, Allahabad - Faizabad Rd, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh 211001, India
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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.

A markerCompany Gardens, Allahabad -
Kamla Nehru Rd, George Town, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh 211002, India
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