Visit Allahabad - The City Of Prime Ministers


Allahabad is one of the important cities of the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. The old name of this city was Prayag. The history of this city starts from ages hence that this is the second oldest city in India. It was renamed as Allahabad in 1526 by the Mughal emperor Akbar and from that time onwards it has been a prominent administrative centre. A number of age old temples and palaces speak of its heritage.


The city is full of not only tourists but also students as there are more number of colleges and institutions of higher studies in Allahabad. Allahabad is often associated with the festival Kumbha Mela held once in twelve years. At that time people from various parts of India and the world accumulate here and that would be the highest human crowd in one place in the world. There is an airport at Allahabad which is located at a distance of about 12 km from the city centre. There are four railway stations here namely Allahabad Junction, Prayag Station, City Station at Ramgarh and Daraganj Station. Among them Allahabad Junction is the main station and others are smaller substations.


Magh Mela is organized every year which is a small form of Kumbh Mela. It is organized in January and February months of the year. It is believed that the three holy rivers, Ganges, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati meet at Sangam and taking a dip at this confluence is to remove all the sins. So, huge population takes bath at this holy Sangam at the time of Kumbh Mela.


Some of the places worth visiting in Allahabad are Allahabad Fort, Thorn Hill Mayne Memorial, Allahabad Museum, All Saints Cathedral, Minto Park, Nagvasuki Temple, Yamuna Bridge, Bari Kothi, Khusro Bagh, Anand Bhawan and Moti Mahal. The Fort of Allahabad was built by Akbar the Great in 1583 AD and is located at the river bank. Outside the fort stands the majestic Ashoka Pillar rising to an elevation of 35 feet. It is built of polished stone and bears the inscriptions of Ashokan edicts.


There are many museums in Allahabad that every tourist should visit such as Allahabad Museum, Anand Bhawan Museum, Archaeological Museum, Anatomy Museum, etc and some finest and famous temples like Ankaleshwara Temple, Bharadwaj Ashram, are Hanumanji Temple, Mankameshwar Mandir, Someshwar Mahadev Temple, etc.


Allahabad is a crowded city and is more crowded especially during festival times like Maha Mela and Kumbh Mela. If you are going there during those times, it is better to book hotel rooms in advance. To cater to the needs of the spiritual tourists, there are many lodges located in all the parts of the city. However, to get good quality hotels, prior booking is necessary. The Mughlai cuisine is very popular here with its kebabs and biriyanis. If you are a non-vegetarian, then enjoy these delicacies unique to the soil. Refer a good Allahabad travel guide to get more knowledge of the Allahabad hotels and Allahabad restaurants.

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