Attending the Kumbh Mela in Allahabad - the second oldest city in India bustling with an enriching history of the mythological times to Mauryan and Gupta Empires to the Mughal Empire, has its fair share of advantages. Apart from being the part of the awe-inspiring Kumbh Mela, a gathering of millions, whereby you will be able to witness the Hindu culture and religion in its best of display; you will also be able to visit the various tourist attractions in and around the city. Being a tourist and after you have seen what Allahabad has in store for you, you'll be sure that you couldn't have asked for more as Allahabad will serve to your desires of getting submerged in an enriching history filled with many fascinating legends and facts from the yore. The following section will provide you with information on important tourist attractions of Allahabad. Have a read!
Allahabad Fort The monstrous post worked by head Akbar in 1583 A.D., the fortification stands on the banks of the Yamuna close to the conjunction site. In its prime, the fortress was unrivaled for its plan, development and craftsmanship. This colossal, glorious stronghold has three heavenly exhibitions flanked by high towers. At display is utilized by the armed force and just a constrained zone is available to visitors.The glorious external divider is in place and transcends the water''edge. Guests are permitted to see the Ashokan Pillar and Saraswati Kup, a well, said to be the wellspring of the Saraswati waterway and Jodhabai Palace. The Patalpuri sanctuary is likewise here. So is the much loved Akshaya Vat or eternal Banyan tree.
Patalpuri Temple Inside this underground sanctuary, inside the post, lies the Akshaya Vat - or the everlasting tree. Accepted to have been gone by Lord Rama, the sanctuary was likewise observed by the popular Chinese explorer and essayist Hiuen Tsang amid his visit to this place.
Asoka Pillar This huge Ashoka column, of cleaned sandstone stands 10.6 meters high, going back to 232 B.C. The column has a few decrees and a Persian engraving of Emperor Jahangir inscripted on it, honoring his increase to the royal position.
Akshaya Vat The undying tree inside the Patalpuri sanctuary, has discovered specify in the portrayal of a few old sacred writings, essayists and antiquarians. The tree remains in a profound specialty over an underground shaft, which is said to prompt Triveni. Guests require authorization to visit the Fort, Patalpuri Temple, Ashoka Pillar and AkshayaVat from Commandant, Ordnance Depot, Fort, Allahabad. Telephone: 2504735-36, Extn. 213.
Lete Hanuman Mandir at Sangam Close to the Sangam, this sanctuary is remarkable in North India, for its prostrate picture of Hanumana. Here the enormous symbol of Lord Hanumana is found in a leaning back stance. At the point when the Ganga is in spate, this sanctuary gets submerged.
Shankar Viman Mandapam 130 feet high with four stories, it has the icons of Kumaril Bhatt, Jagatguru Shankaracharya, Kamakshi Devi (with 51 Shaktipeethas around), Yogsahastra Sahastrayoga Linga (with 108 Shivas around).
Mankameshwar Temple Arranged close Saraswati Ghat, on the banks of Yamuna, this is one of the popular Shiva Temples of Allahabad.
Minto Park It is arranged close Saraswati Ghat, it has a stone commemoration with a four-lion image to finish everything, the establishment of which was laid by Lord Minto in 1910.
Swaraj Bhawan The old Anand Bhawan, which in the year 1930 was given to the Nation by Moti Lal Nehru, to be utilized as the central command of the Congress Committee. Moti Lal Nehru renamed it as Swaraj Bhawan. Late Prime Minister of India, Mrs. Indira Gandhi was conceived here. Office of light and sound show from 11:00 am to 5:30 pm is accessible at Rs.5.00 per head.Visiting hours: 09:30 am to 05:30 pm. Shut on Monday's. Ticket: Rs.2.00 Ph:2467674
Anand Bhawan The past tribal home of the Nehru family. Today it has been transformed into a fine historical center. Here, numerous earth shattering choices, occasions, identified with the flexibility battle occurred. The principle building houses a historical center which shows the memorabilia of the Nehru family. Going by hours: 09:30 am to 05:00 pm. Ticket: Rs.2.00. Shut on Mondays and Government occasions. Telephone: 2467071,2467096.
Jawahar Planetarium For a heavenly excursion of the logical kind, visit the Planetarium. Its value each minute. Going by hours: 11:00 am to 04:00 pm. Ticket: Rs. 20.00. Shut on Mondays and fourth Thursday of the month. Telephone: (0532)2467093.
Sai Dham Mandir (Drummond Road, A.G. Office) This new Temple of Shirdi Sai Baba is arranged at Dramnd Road close A.G. Office. Countless goes ahead Thrusday to visit.
Allahabad University A standout amongst the most acclaimed colleges of India, it has a sprawling grounds, graced by fine structures in Victorian and Islamic building styles. One of the oldest universities established in the Indian subcontinent. Its origins lie in the Muir Central College, named after Lt. Governor of North-Western Provinces, Sir William Muir in 1876, who suggested the idea of a Central University at Allahabad, which later evolved to the present university. At one point it was called the "Oxford of the East."
Allababad Museum Established in 1931, it is known for its rich collection and unique objects of art, and is funded by Ministry of Culture. The gallery has a decent accumulation of model, particularly of the Gupta era. Ph:2407409,2408690
chandrashekhar azad (Alfred) Park Also known as Chandrashekhar Azad Park and Company Garden it is a public park of 133 acres area and is the biggest park in Allahabad. It is renamed after freedom fighter Chandra Shekhar Azad, who sacrificed his life here, during the Indian independence struggle in 1931. There are a public library situated at Alfred Park. Designed by Richard Roskell Bayne and completed in 1878, it is a remarkable example of Gothic Style. It was opened as a memorial to the friendship of Lord Thornhill, the Commissioner of Allahabad and Mr. Mayne, the Collector. The monument has served as the house of legislative assembly in British era when Allahabad was the capital of United Provinces.
All Saints Cathedral A noted Anglican Cathedral in Allahabad. It is an example of 13th-century Gothic style buildings in Asia built by the British during their rule in India. In 1871 AD, British architect Sir William Emerson, architect of Victoria Memorial, Kolkata, designed this monument. It was consecrated in 1887
Khusro Bagh It is a large walled mughal garden surrounding the mausoleums of Khusrau Mirza (died 1622), eldest son of emperor Jahangir, Shah Begum, Khusrau'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. It presents an exquisite example of Mughal architecture