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The popular city of Allahabad offers various dimensions that range from historical religion to British Raj colonial beauty. Apart from being a major pilgrimage center, this city has played a very important part in the progress of modern India. According to Hindu mythology, Lord Brahma (the creator god) chose a land for ‘Prakrishta Yajna‘ and the land is located right at the confluence of three holy rivers – Yamuna, Ganga and Saraswati blessed by gods. The place rose to be called as ‘Prayag‘ or ‘Allahabad’. Major Hindu Scriptures such as Vedas, the great epics – Ramayana and Mahabharata referred this place as Prayag.spirutual tour

Moreover, as per historical facts, Allahabad became the headquarters of North Western Provinces and thus, this place well preserved relics of the British impact including the Muir College and the All Saints Cathedral. Many of the events of during freedom struggle of India and the emergence of the first Indian National Congress (in the year 1885) as well as the beginning of Mahatma Gandhi’s non-violence movement (in the year 1920) took place here. Visit EaseMyTrip.in and book any of the international holiday packages at most affordable rates. If you are planning a visit to Allahabad, then read on to this write-up and know about the popular places of the city:

Places to Visit in Allahabad:

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Around 7 KM away from Civil Lines, overlooked by the eastern walls of the fort, large flood plains protrude and muddy banks towards the sacred Sangam (meet). At this important destination of Allahabad, the Greenish Yamuna joins the brown Ganges and pandas (priests) alight on small platforms to perform puja (worship). These pandas also assist the devotees in performing their ritual ablutions in the shallow waters. The ghats (bank of river) are covered with the shorn hair of pilgrims who come atsangam’ to offer pind for their dead parents.allahabad fort

Allahabad Fort

The Allahabad fort was built by Mughal Emperor Akbar in the year 1583 A.D. This fort is situated on the bank of the Yamuna River and very close to the confluence site (Sangam). During its heydays, this fort was known for its enchanting design, construction and craftsmanship. This regal fort has three beautiful galleries each lined by high towers. At present, this huge fort is being used by the Indian Army and only a particular area is open to visitors. Here, visitors can also visit the Ashokan Pillar, Jodhabai Palace and Saraswati Kup (a well, which is said to be the source of the Saraswati River).Patalpuri Temple

Patalpuri Temple

Patalpuri temple is an underground temple inside the Allahabad fort that has the immortal tree (Akshaya Vat). This temple is known to have been visited by Lord Rama and was also seen by the famous Chinese traveler and writer ‘Hiuen Tsang’ during his visit to this place. The Ashoka Pillar and Akshaya Vat are also some of the places located close to this temple.

Some of the other popular tourist places to visit in Allahabad include Hanuman Mandir, Allahabad University, Kumbh Mela, Shankar Viman Mandapam, Swaraj Bhawan, Anand Bhawan, Mankameshwar Temple, Jawahar Planetarium, Allahabad Museum, Sai Dham Mandir, Chandra Shekhar Azad Park, Khusro Bagh, All Saints Cathedral (Patthar Girjaghar), Public Library (1864) and much more.

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