|According to Hindu mythology, Allahabad was given the status of the king of all pilgrimage center by Lord Brahma, the creator god. Allahabad is located at a distance of 128 kilometer from Varanasi at the confluence of three rivers namely Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati. It is one of the oldest cities of India and a pilgrimage spot. Allahabad is famous for the Kumbh and Ardh Kumbh Melas.
Allahabad forms one of the famous Uttar Pradesh tourist destinations. Places to visit in Allahabad are:
Here the three holy rivers Ganga, Yamuna, and Saraswati merge into one. During the Kumbh Mela and the Ardh Kumbh, it comes alive with millions of devotees from all over the country.
Allahabad Fort :
Emperor Akbar built this lofty fort in 1583 AD on the bank of river Yamuna. A polished sandstone Ashokan pillar as old as 232 BC stands inside the fort. This magnificent fort was built by the Mughal king Akbar in 1583 and is situated near the banks of the Yamuna River, close to the Triveni. An amazingly beautiful view of the fort can be seen from the river side. The fort is presently under the custody of Indian army and also is not open for visitors; visitors who wish to visit this palace must take prior permission from the Commandant.
All Saints Cathedral :
It is perhaps the finest Anglican cathedral in Asia. It is dedicated to the memory of all those people who have faith in God. It is a specimen of 13th century Gothic architectural style. It was designed by Sir William Emerson and reflects colonial architecture.
Khusrau Bagh :
This marvel piece was finally completed in the year 1662, under the guidance of the great Mughal King Jahangir. This historic garden was made in the memory of his son Khusro. The graves of both, son Khusro and wife Shah Begum are buried at this historic Garden, this garden is extremely beautiful and offers a wide range of flora. Not only in this term this garden is historic but also this place plays an important role during the times of Independence. This place is famous for its mangoes.
Anand Bhavan :
This place plays a pivotal role during the times of evidence; this was the place where almost all the important and secret meetings used to be held. This was actual an ancestral property of Nehru-Gandhi family. This place actually witnessed the era of independence, but now this place is converted into a museum containing memorable items of Nehru-Gandhi family. This place is closed on Mondays. This converted museum is a must visit in Allahabad.
Hanuman Temple :
The Hanuman Temple is located near Sangam. It has the largest image of Lord Hanuman.
Jawahar Planetarium :
It offers a celestial trip. A moon model is displayed in the planetarium.
How to Get There
Air : The near airports are located at Varanasi (147 kilometer) and Lucknow (210 kilometer).
Rail : Important cities like Kolkata, Delhi, Patna, Guwahati, Chennai, Mumbai, Gwalior, Meerut, Lucknow, Kanpur, and Varanasi have direct rail connections with Allahabad.
Road : Allahabad is situated on National Highways 2 and 27. Agra - 433 kilometer, Kanpur - 200 kilometer, and Ahmedabad - 1207 kilometer.
Climate Of Allahabad :
Like most other north Indian cities, Allahabad also has extreme climate. The summers can be very hot with mercury crossing 45 degree, whereas winters are chilled and the temperature become very pleasant to visit.
Best Season: Oct - Mar. Summer 30 to 43°C, Winter 3 to 14°C.