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The city of Allahabad is among the largest cities of uttar Pradesh and situated at the confluence of three rivers- Gana, Yamuna and the invisible Saraswati. The meeting point is known as Triveni and is especially sacred to Hindus. The earlier setlemets of the Aryans were established in this city, then known as Prayag” Prayagasya Praveshshu Papam Nashwati Tatkshanam. All sins are cleaned with entry in Prayag ( the ancient name of modern time Allahabad) PRAYAG is one of the historic & mythological cities of India with glorious past and present. It continues to enjoy the distinction of being a place of haunting and lasting meories. It is a city of mixed culture of Hindu, Muslims, Jains and Christans.

Its sanctity is manifest by references to it in Purans, the Ramayan and the Mahabharata. According to Hindu Mythology, Lord Brahma, the creator God of the Trinity, chose a land on earth (ie Prayag) to perform ‘Prakrista Yag’, at the beginning of the creation and he also referred to it as Tirth raj or the King of all piligrimage centres’ As per writing of ‘Padam Puran’ – “As the sun is amongst the moon and the moon amongst the stars, likewise ‘Prayag is best amongst all places of pilgrimage” The bathing at Prayag is mentioned in Brahma Purans “in the month of Magha at the bank of Ganga Yamuna in Prayag bestows results of millions and millions of Ashvmedha Yajna” Prayag is birth place of Som, Varuna and Prjapati. Prayag has been associated with mythological personalites in Brahmanical (Vedic) and Buddhist Literatures. It was the seat of the great sge Bhardwaj, sage Durvasa and Sage Pannas sage Bhardwaj lived here circa 5000BC anf taught more than 10000 disciples.Ananda Bhawan, Allahabad Tourism He was the greatest philospher of ancient world.

This city was the heart of the Indian Freedom Movement against the British rule with Anand Bhawan being the epicentre, It was in Allahabad the Mahatama Gandhi proposed his program of non-violent resistance to liberate India. Allahabad has provided the largest number of prime ministers of Post independence India Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru, Lal Bahadur Shastri, indira Gandhi, Rajiv Gandhi, V.P.Singh. Former Prime Minister Chandreshekhra was student of Allahabad university.

Allahabad is basically an Adminstrative and Educational city. High Court of Uttar Pradesh, Auditor Genral of Uttar Pradesh, Principal Controller of Defence Accounts ( Pension ) PCDA, Uttar Pradesh Madhymik Shiksha Prishad ( UP BOARD ) office, Police Headquarters and in education Moti Lal Nehru Regional Engg. College MNREC, Medical and Agriculture College , Indian institute of information Technology (IIIT).

Places to See :

Akshaya Vat
Akshaya Vat is a banyan tree, which found mention in a number of historical works. According to the Hindu mythology, Akshaya Vat is an immortal tree.

Alepi Devi Temple
The temple is unique for its small wooden jhoola (swing) above a square-shaped platform with small kund, which is worshiped as the deity. In front of the temple is Shankracharya Ashram of Jyothishpeeth.

Allahabad Fort
The Fort is situated on the northern banks of the Yamuna, near to Triveni, the confluence.

Allahabad Museum
The museum is located beside the Chandra Shekar Azab park. It was inaugurated in 1947. The museum has separate galleries — 18 of them — dedicated and devoted to archaeological findings, natural history exhibits, art gallery and terracotta artifacts.

Allahabad Planetarium
Built in 1979, Allahabad Planetarium was built to promote scientific thinking. The planetarium is located beside Anandh Bawan.

All Saints Cathedral (Patthar Girja)
This cathedral is built in the 19th century in Gothic style, a style of architecture that flourished during the high and the late medieval period.

Anand Bhavan
Anand Bhavan is, in fact, a large mansion established by prominent Indian political leader Motilal Nehru in the nineteenth century. It served as the ancestral home of the Nehru–Gandhi family (late prime ministers of India, Jawaharlal Nehru and Indira Gandhi were born there). The premise stands as a mute testimony to the Indian freedom struggle

Benimadhav Temple
Benimadhav temple is a very old Lakshminarayan temple. The temple is dedicated to the Hindu deities Narayan, or Vishnu, and Lakshmi, wife of Narayan.

Hanuman Mandir
This temple situated near Allahabad Fort is a unique temple. A huge idol of Hanuman, 20 feet long and 8 feet wide can be seen in a reclining position a few feet below the ground.

Kalyani Devi Temple
Kalyani Devi temple is one of the Sidh Peetas of Goddess Lalitha. The present temple is about one hundred years old. The temple is located in Kalyanidevi and Meerapur locality.

Khusro Bagh
This garden is a walled historic garden created by the Mughal king Jahangir, in memory of his beloved son Khusro. Khusro was murdered by his brother Shah Jahan.

Lalita Devi Temple
The present temple was founded by Shri Prabhudatt Brahmachariji about 50 years ago. At that time it was a very small temple.

Mankameshwar Temple
Mankameshwar temple lies in the banks of river Yamuna, near Saraswathi Ghat. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Mondays in the Sawan month (Hindu calendar) is considered auspicious and devotees pay visit to the temple during this time. Mankameshwar temple comes under the jurisdiction of Jagath Guru Shankaracharya.

Minto Park
Also known as Madan Mohan Malavya Park, Minto park is situated on the banks of river Yamuna, west of the Allahabad Fort.

Nagvasuki Temple
Nagvasuki temple is located on the banks of the river Ganga, in Daraganj on the northern side of the railway bridge.

Patalpuri Temple
Patalpuri temple, one of the oldest temples in India, dating back to the Vedic period, is situated near to the immortal banyan tree, Akshaya Vat, in the Allahabad Fort.

Shankar Viman Mandapam
Akshaya Vat is a banyan tree, which found mention in a number of historical works. According to the Hindu mythology, Akshaya Vat is an immortal tree

Shivkoti Mahadev Temple
Also known as Someshwar Mahadev Temple, Shivkoti Mahadev Temple is one of the holy places in North India.

Someshwar Mahadev Temple
Someshwar Mahadev Temple in Allahabad is one among the many holy places in Allahabad. Someshwar Mahadev Temple is an ancient temple which is situated opposite to the Allahabad Fort across Sangam in the Arail area.

Swaraj Bhawan
The old Anand Bhavan, which in 1930 was donated by Motilal Nehru, a freedom fighter and father of Jawaharlal Nehru, is renamed by Motilal Nehru as Swaraj Bhawan.

Triveni Sangam
Also called Sangam, Triveni Sangam is the meeting of three rivers: river Ganga, river Yamuna, and the mythical and invisible Saraswathi.

Best Time to Visit :
Allahabad experiences all seasons. During summers (March to June) mercury levels reach about 45°C together with hot winds. Monsoon seasons with heavy intermittent rain falls are during July to September. Winters are in the months December, January and February, where minimum temperature goes down to 12°C. Allahabad experiences severe fog in January resulting in massive traffic and travel delays.

How to Reach :
Allahabad has its own domestic airport named Bamrauli airport which is 15 km away from the heart of the city. Airport is connected to metros like Delhi, Kolkata and Lucknow. Abroad travelers need to get connection flights from Delhi or Kolkata.


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