PLACES TO VISIT IN ALLAHABAD, UTTAR PRADESH

Posted By vignesh on October 24, 2015 at 10:17am | ALLAHABAD, Asia, Blog, India

PLACES TO VISIT IN ALLAHABAD, UTTAR PRADESH

Allahabad in Uttar Pradesh is one of the holiest cities in India for Hindus. It is one of the four sites where the Kumbh Mela is held every 12 years. The Triveni Sangam, a sacred place for Hindus is a popular place to visit in Allahabad. One can also visit the Ganges. Allahabad Fort, the largest fort built by Akbar is a must visit too. Khusro Bagh, a historic garden built by Mughal Emperor Jahangir stands testimony to Mughal architecture. One can find several other places of historical and religious importance in Allahabad.

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1. Khusro Bagh

Standing as a testimony to Mughal architecture is Khusro Bagh. This Historic walled garden was created by Moghul Emperor Jahangir, in memory of his beloved son Khusro. Khusro was murdered by his brother Shah Jahan. Apart from the tomb of the murdered prince, it also surrounds the tombs of Shah Begum, Khusro’s mother (died 1604), a Rajput princess and Jahangir’s first wife, and that of Princess Sultan Nithar Begam (died c.1624), Khusrau’s sister. The garden is also famous for Guavas and mangoes.

  •    Open all days 07:00 am to 07:00 pm

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The entry fees for Khusro Bagh is mentioned below. We have listed the entry fees for Indians, the entry fees for foreigners, camera fees and other charges if applicable.

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2. Triveni Sangam

The Triveni Sangam is the confluence of three rivers. The point of confluence is a sacred place for Hindus. It is said that a bath here washes away all of one’s sins and frees one from the cycle of rebirth.One such Triveni Sangam, in Prayag (Allahabad), has two physical rivers Ganges, Yamuna, and the invisible or mythic Saraswati River. It is a place of religious importance and is also the site for the historic Kumbh Mela held every 12 years. Ardhkumbh Mela (held once in 6 years), and Maha Mela (held every year) are held on the banks of the Sangam too. Ashes of several national leaders, including Mahatma Gandhi in 1948, were immersed here. Watching the sunrise and sunset at the Triveni is an amazing experience

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3. Allahabad fort

The largest fort built by Akbar, the Allahabad Fort is a popular tourist attraction in Allahabad. It was one of the most prized citadels of the Mughal Empire. Today, the fort is under the control of the Indian Army and only a section of the fort is open to tourists. Built in 1583, the fort is near the confluence of the Yamuna and Ganga Rivers and stands testimony to the grandeur of medieval architecture. The regal fort has three gateways and enormous walls. The outer wall has withstood the test of time and is a good condition which can be seen if you take a boat ride. There is an Ashoka Pillar made from sandstone that stands almost 35 ft tall which is believed to have been built in 232 B.C. and a major attraction for archaeologists and historians. The pillar has royal edicts of Ashoka inscribed in it with descriptions of the victories in battles of Samudragupta, a couple of monographs and a petition to keep the memories of Jahangir’s accession to his crown in order.

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Many visitors like Birbal, who visited the fort in 1575, have had their names inscribed on the pillar.Jodhabai Palace is another tourist attraction in the Allahabad Fort. The palace is a fine example of a fusion of Hindu and Islamic architecture. Saraswati Kund in the fort is believed to be the place of origin of Saraswati River. However, access to this part of the fort is barred.There is an underground temple known as the Patalpuri Temple and Akshaya Vat (Immortal banyan tree). There is a small door in the eastern wall of the fort that allows access to the underground Patalpuri Temple and the Akshaya Vat can be seen in the Patalpuri Temple area. It is believed that anyone who jumps from the Akshaya Vat tree attains immortality. The fort is open to everybody on all days from 6 am to 5 pm.There are no places to stay inside the fort.There are no places to eat inside the fort.Best season to visit Allahabad Fort is between October and March. Ashoka Pillar: About 8 km east of Khusro Bagh, the 10.6 m high pillar of polished sandstone dates back to 232 BC. Located inside the Allahabad Fort, the pillar has several edicts of Emperor Ashoka.

Entry fee for Visiting Allahabad Fort:

  • Open all days 07:00 am to 06:00 pm
  • The entry fees for Allahabad fort is mentioned below. We have listed the entry fees for Indians, the entry fees for foreigners, camera fees and other charges if applicable.
  • Domestic Adult: Entry by donation.
  • Address: Allahabad Fort, Baand Marg, Allahabad fort, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh
  • URL for more details/booking: http://www.up-tourism.com/destination/allahabad/places_of_interest.htm

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4. Anand Bhavan

Mansion built by Motilal Nehru in the nineteenth century, Jawaharlal Nehru and Indira Gandhi were born here. The main building has been converted into a museum displaying the memorabilia of the Nehru–Gandhi family. Anand Bhavan is open between 9:30 am and 5 pm. Entry to other places of Anand Bhavan is free. Closed on Mondays and central government holidays.

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THINGS TO DO IN ALLAHABAD

Allahabad Boat Club 

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Allahabad Boat Club offers a range of water sports on the Yamuna river. There are pedal boats, kayaks, speed boats available for hire. Various water sports like waterskiing, parasailing, kayaking, canoeing, wind surfing can be enjoyed here.

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Fruits like guavas and mangoes of this city are very famous. Small brass pots containing water from river Ganga sealed with wax are found near the Sangam. These make a very good souvenir.

How to Reach Allahabad

BY AIR

Bamrauli airport, 15 km away, is the nearest airport. The airport is connected to metros like Delhi, Kolkata and Lucknow. Flying to Varanasi (120 km) or Lucknow (200 km) is a better option as both the airports are much better serviced. Delhi and Kolkata are the nearest international airports. Taxis can be hired from the airport.

BY TRAIN

Allahabad is a major rail head and it is connected to all important cities of India.

BY ROAD

Allahabad has a good connectivity of roads and highways. This highways link all the major domestic cities with Allahabad. State and private operators provide a satisfying service to and from Allahabad.

Have A Nice Day In Allahabad….

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