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Major Tourist Centers of Allahabad
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.
Have you visited Allahabad?
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.
Hotels in Allahabad
Hotel Kanha Shyam
Grand Continental Hotel
Hotel Allahabad Regency
Places Of Interest in Allahabad
Here are some tourist attractions in Allahabad.
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.
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.
This temple is located near Allahabad Fort. In the sanctum sanctorum of this holy temple, Lord Hanuman is in a reclining position.
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.
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.