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Allahabad Travel Guide


Allahabad Travel Guide

 The city of Allahabad is located in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh and is also one among the oldest cities in the country. It’s history dates back to a time when this was a stronghold of many powerful kings and dynasties and was named as Prayag. Presently in modern India this is one of the fastest growing cities that has seen large scale development and still retains some of the best traditions of Indian culture.


One of the main attractions of Allahabad city is its festivities and celebrations. You can take part in Kumbh Mela celebration that is taking place here for many centuries. This is the place of the Triveni Sangam or the confluence of the three rivers of India – Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati. The festival is held once in every 12 years and is probably the greatest assembly of human congregation in any religion. Not only the saints and hermits but also the working class common man attends that. The dip in the river waters is considered to be sacred at the time of this festival along with other rituals.


Among the other places of interest Allahabad Fort is the important one. This magnificent fort along the banks of the Yamuna River comprises of three galleries coupled with high towers. It was built during the rule of Mughal Emperor Akbar in 1583. Since it is under the control of the Indian Army at present permission should be obtained in advance to enter this fort.


Here within the complex of the Fort there is another great piece of architecture that you should not miss. This is an Ashokan Pillar edict that was set by Ashoka the Great in 232 BC. This is a 10.6 meter high pillar that is made from polished sandstone and inscribed with different messages and facts of the time.


You can also visit the Allahabad Museum that was built in the year 1947. It has a huge collection of rare collectibles and artifacts along with findings and sculptures of historical and archaeological significance. There is also a collection of personal possessions and documents of Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India. There are also other places to visit in Allahabad like Anand Bhavan, Allahabad Planetarium and Swaraj Bhavan.


Allahabad has its own airport which is connected to different parts of the country through a daily schedule for domestic flights. It also has a railway station of its own that’s well connected with frequent schedules of daily trains to different parts of the country. There is also a well developed bus service system that allows people to travel by road for any distance that they may need. There are services to distances as far as Delhi and Kolkata.  Refer to a reliable Allahabad travel to know about all these things in detail.

Last Updated: 31/08/2012

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