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Places to visit in Allahabad

Earlier known as Prayag, Allahabad is one of the sacred city of India as per vedic scriptures and texts. The city was also founded by Akbar and was named as Illahabas which means ”The city of Allaha”and later named as Allahabad. Allahabad is known as Prayagraj as it has the confluence of three river, Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati. The city is situated in Uttar Pradesh. Below are the places to visit in Allahabad.

Triveni Sangam

Triveni Sangam is the confluence of three rivers , Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati in one point and one of the major pilgrim site for Hindus. Triveni Sangam is widely known as prayag and a major site for Kumbha Mela which is held after every 12 years. The three river maintains visibility by their distinctive color and caters an amazing view  to the tourists. i is believed that by bathing in the holy waters of Sangam one is ridden of all sins and gets all his desires fulfilled.

Allahabad fort

Allahabad fort is a monument of national importance erected by Mughal emperor, Akbar. The  massive fort with bastions is on the bank of the river Ganges merging with river Yamuna. This the largest fort of Akbar. The monuments and building inside the temple include  Zanana palace for the women, the Saraswati Koop which is considered as the source of the Saraswati River and a 3rd century BC Ashoka Pillar. The Akshayavat is the holy tree that is located inside the temple.

Khushro Bagh

Located 2 miles away from Allahabad fort, the elite Khusro bagh is a three tomb burial complex of Shah Begum, Khusrau Mirza and Nithar Begum. The three sandstone mausoleums within  walled garden is an excellent illustration of Mughal architecture. Embellished with fine stone carvings , flower motifs and arabesque inscription  signifying architecture brilliance, the name Khushro bagh is named after Khushro Mirza who rebelled against his father leading to his death and his burial along with his family in the three tombs. The tomb has a large chatri that vanquish the tomb.

Anand Bhavan

Constructed in 1930 by Motilal Nehru, the edifice was the residence of Nehru family. In 1970 Indira Gandhi donated the residence to the Indian government and is now a museum that exhibits the life and times of Nehru family. Jwaharlal  planetorium is a must visit in the residence.

All Saints Cathedral

All saints cathedral also known as pathhar girja is one of the Gothic architectural brilliance erected by Sir William Emerson who is also known for constructiong Victoria Memorial In Kolkata. The 130 feet church was consecreted in 1887 and is one of the predominant building in British India. The complex also contains a memorial of Queen Victoria that adds grace to the magnificient church.

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