Revered as ‘Prayag Raj’ by Hindus, Allahabad is quite popular among the devotees of Ganges. Known for the confluence of three rivers namely Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati, the place is also much regarded for hosting of Kumbh Mela that is held after every 12 years. As a tourist attraction of Allahabad, each year Magh Mela is held here that also pulls many tourists. To more immediate interest for the travelers are grand Raj-era edifices, Mughal fort and tombs and the historic legacy of the Nehru family.
It wouldn’t be wrong to term Allahabad as hub of all religious, political and historical upheavals. Due to this fact, Allahabad tours are chosen by many travelers. You can witness the glory of the city through many tour packages for Allahabad where Hiuen Tsang, Fa Hien, Harsha, Akbar, Dara Shikoh, Khusro and Queen Victoria have also shown their interest.
On a trip to Allahabad one will explore the famous tourist attractions of Allahabad. There are many historical and religious places that command travelers’ attention. Included in the list of famous places of interest in Allahabad are some beautiful monuments, museums, gardens, temples and churches.
Sangam is among the major tourist sites of Allahabad. During Kumbh Mela and otherwise, Allahabad’s Sangam is flocked by numerous tourists. It is the holy point where Ganga and Yamuna meet and Saraswati joins them. Always abuzz with activities Sangam is worth seeing place here.
Patalpuri Temple and Akshaya
Hindus also love to go for a ‘darshan’ of their sacred Gods at Patalpuri Temple and Akshaya. Tourists visiting the city as a pilgrimage must go for these temples. Located inside the premises of Allahabad Fort, Patalpuri temple lies underground and is said to be visited by Huan Tsang and Lord Rama himself. Located in the temple compound, ‘Akshay Vat’ is also revered by Hindus.
One more temple that is of importance for Hindus is of Hanuman. In this temple Shri Hanuman lays in a reclined position. Allahabad Museum is yet another place of interest.
Allahabad Fort is another interesting tourist site of Allahabad. Situated on the northern banks of Yamuna River, Allahabad Fort was built by Akbar in 1583. Anand Bhawan is one more building that attracts many travelers.
It is regarded as the residence of Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India. Next to Anand Bhawan is Swaraj Bhawan, the place where Indira Gandhi, the first lady Prime Minister of India was born. On your Allahabad tour you will also see Ashoka Pillar. This grand monument is visited by every tourist who comes on a tour to Allahabad.
shopping in Allahabad
Go on a shopping in Allahabad and fill your bags with stuffs like antique pieces, jewelry, ethnic wears, Incense stick, sandalwood, camphor, vermilion and philosophical books.
How to reach Allahabad
Allahabad is well connected to all the major cities of India and Uttar Pradesh. A strong network of roads, railways can get you here. If traveling by air, Varanasi is the closest airport for Allahabad.