This city is popular for its divine offerings and is one of the most religious cities in India, hence held a very high esteem due to its religious references.
Recently it got its new name as Prayagraj. Situated in the largest city of Uttar Pradesh, it is famous for numerous boasts of history and mythology.
More amazingly the city holds the unification of three mighty rivers of India – Ganga, Yamuna, and the mythical Saraswati. This unification is named as ‘Triveni Sangam’ where the largest and one of the most popular festival being held after every 12 years – Maha Kumbh.
Allahabad is also known as the ‘Tirth Raj’ due to its number of pilgrimages centres. Let’s now have a very quick tour guide on this divine city.
DELIGHTS OF THE CITY
- Allahabad Fort
- Triveni Sangam
- Khusro Bagh
- Allahabad Pillar
- Department of Tongue for Tasting
BEST TIME TO VISIT – JULY TO MARCH (During monsoon to the end of winter)
Built by Emperor Akbar in 1583, the Allahabad incredible and marvellous Fort of stone located on the banks of Triveni Sangam and is the largest fort in the country. Emperor Akbar named the fort as ‘Illahabas’ which depict the meaning – “blessed by Allah “, which later became “Allahabad Fort”.
The fort was constructed in such a way that surrounds the famous Akshayavat tree (which is a sacred fig tree or an immortal Banyan tree). This tree grows along the Patalpuri Temple which is basically said to be the way to the gates of Hell.
A strange faith also prevailed in this place that – people committed suicide here as they believed that they would attain salvation.
Allahabad Fort Timings: 9.44 AM – 6.00 PM
Ticket Price: Free entry
Triveni Sangam is the unification of the three mighty rivers of the country – The Ganga, The Yamuna and The Saraswati and hence it is regarded as a divine and one of the holiest place. Triveni Sangam is the place where Kumbh Mela is organised once every 12 years. It is believed that taking a bath in Triveni Sangam will wash away your sins and free you from the cycle of rebirth.
Located in Lukarganj, this bagh is a beautiful reminder of the Mughal architecture.
It is a collection of four tombs covered with the finest quality of ornamentation and painting in the Mughal architectural style. The bagh have three tombs that belong to the Jahangir family. The tombs are of – Prince Khusro, his mother, sister and a Bibi Tamolon.
A gateway is made up of sandstone in the southern side covered with Persian inscriptions in Nastaliq script.
Allahabad Pillar is a stambha and is a single shaft of polished sandstone standing high of 35 feet.
The Ashoka Pillar at Allahabad in 1870 possibly sporting the lion capital fashioned by Captain Edward Smith in 1838.
Allahabad Pillar is a remnant of the Gupta era. The pillar is one of the many pillars that were set up by Ashoka – the Mauryan Emperor.
The Allahabad pillar was shifted from its origin to Allahabad Fort of Akbar.
At present, the fort is occupied by the Indian Army, and to visit the stambha one need to get special permission.
Foodies should definitely grab-
Taste in Tradition- this is the spice of the food in Allahabad or we can say Prayagraj?
Some of the amazing taste you should definitely try here in the new Allahabad-
1. Kachori and Sabzi at Netram Mulchand and Sons.
Address: 259, Katra Chouraha, Katra, Allahabad
- Biriyani at Eat On.
Address: Palace Compound, Near Palace Cinema, MG Marg, Civil Lines, Allahabad
- Gulab Jamuns and all types of sweets at Hira Halwai.
Address: Gulti No.4, Maharshi Dayanand Marg, Civil Lines, Allahabad
- Tandoori Chai
- Allahabadi Guava
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