Allahabad

Allahabad-Top 6- Incredible Places to Visit

Allahabad
This is a view from Saraswati Ghat (riven landing) in Allahabad

Also known as ‘Triveni Sangam’, Allahabad is a metropolitan city in Uttar Pradesh, India. Also known as  ‘Prayag’, a place to offer prayers. It was discovered at the junction of the three holy rivers- Ganga, Yamuna, and Saraswati. These rivers are worshiped by Hindus. The city draws many hundred thousand pilgrims and visitors from across the globe when it hosts the Kumbh Mela.

The historical and religious significance of the city is immense. A well-planned.

Allahabad tour offers multiple tourist attractions. The city has imprints of different eras of history. As a result, sightseeing in Allahabad is both exciting and enlightening. As it is one of the most widely traveled cities in India, several Allahabad travel guides are accessible online under Allahabad tourism and in the Government of India Tourist Offices.

  • Triveni Sangam

    Allahabad
                                                                                                      Triveni Sangam

    This place offers one of the most awe-inspiring sights to the visitors. It is the confluence of Ganga, Yamuna, and Saraswati. One can clearly demarcate the waters of Ganga and Yamuna as they meet and flow as one. The Saraswati flows underground and hence is not visible. Boats are available on the shore to take you to the Sangam where you can offer prayers if you wish.

Famous for:

  • The confluence of three rivers, easily differentiated by the colors of their waters.
  • Religious significance.

Visiting hours:

  • It is accessible from 6 AM to 9 PM.
  • It can be visited as per the availability of boats anytime during the day. People usually prefer to visit it in the early morning to offer prayers during sunrise.

Duration of visit:

  • If you visit to offer prayers, the whole process might take around 1 hour.

Cost:

  • The place does not have ticketing costs but it does have boating costs.
  • A lot depends on one’s bargaining capabilities though it should not cost more than 500 INR per boat.
  • Each boat can at least carry 4 people at a time.

 

  • Khusro Bagh

  Khusro Bagh -Allahabad
                                                                                                 Khusro Bagh

It is, as the name suggests, a walled garden complex that serves as the burial ground of two Mughal descendants and one Mughal queen. The Khusro Bagh is the final resting place of Khusrau Mirza, his sister Nithar Begum and his mother Man Bai or Shah Begum. Khusrau Mirza was the eldest son of Jehangir. It is a splendor of Mughal architecture. The three tombs are distinct with the different architectural appeal.

They stand as proofs of the dark and twisted history of the Mughals. Akbar preferred Khusrau as the heir to the throne. Hence Jehangir blinded him out of jealousy. His brother Shah Jahan later murdered him. The discord between Jehangir and Khusrau led to the suicide of Shah Begum.
During the Sepoy Mutiny of 1857, it served as an important center for the rebels.

Famous for:

  • Mausoleum of Nithar Begum
  • Tomb of Khusrau Mirza and his mare
  • The three-tiered tomb of Shah Begum

Visiting hours:

  • It is open from 7 AM to 7 PM on all days of the week

Duration of visit:

  • All the three mausoleums will take at least 1 hour to cover

Tickets:

  • Entry is free for all

 

  • Allahabad Museum

  Allahabad Museum -Allahabad
                                                Allahabad Museum

Located amidst the lush greenery of Chandrasekhar Azad Park, the Allahabad museum is a national museum. The houses have a wide variety of historical artifacts. It has a rich collection of art, paintings, sculptures, coins, manuscripts, and antic objects of significance. Museum also features the personal belongings of historical figures like Nehru, Gandhi, Premchand and the likes.  Hense it the right place to visit for a curious soul

Famous for:

  • Nehru’s personal collections
  • A rich collection of miniature paintings

Visiting hours:

  • It is open from 10 AM to 5.30 PM
  • It stays closed on Mondays

Duration of visit:

  • A cursory visit will not take more than 1 hour.
  • A detailed visit might take much longer, likely 3 hours.

Tickets:

  • 2 INR for children below 2 years of age
  • 5 INR for Indian citizens
  • 100 INR for foreigners
  • 25 INR extra charge if you intend to carry your camera inside

 

  • Allahabad Fort- Akshaya Vat and Patalpuri Temple

Allahabad Fort-Allahabad
                                                                               Akshaya Vat and Patalpuri Temple

The Allahabad Fort, or the Ilahabad Qila, was built by Emperor Akbar in 1583, on the banks of the Yamuna. It is near the much-revered confluence. Akbar had originally named it ‘Illahabas’ or blessed by God, which is also the origin of the name Allahabad. Fort was the largest fort built by Akbar. It is a fine example of Mughal architectural design and craftsmanship. It has three galleries, flanked by high towers. In 1765, following the Treaty of Allahabad, the fort was garrisoned by the British East India Company troops under Robert Clive.

The fort houses the famous Akshaya Vat, the legendary banyan tree where people committed suicide to attain salvation. The Patalpuri Temple is also located inside the fort. It is believed that there are gates leading to hell from this temple.

Famous for:   

  • Akshaya Vat
  • Patalpuri Temple
  • Ashoka Pillar

Visiting hours:

  • Entry into the fort is restricted to common people as it is possessed by the army.
  • It is open to people during the Maha Kumbh Mela in Allahabad (12 months).
  • Patalpuri Temple can be visited from 7 AM to 5 PM every day of the week

Duration of visit:

  • Less than one hour

Tickets:

  • Entry to the temple is free for all

 

  • Jawahar Planetarium

 Jawahar Planetarium-Allahabad
                                                                                                         Jawahar Planetarium

The planetarium was built in 1979 and it enjoys the status of the only science museum in the city. It is a must visit for the more scientific traveler. It is situated on the grounds adjacent to another famous tourist location, Anand Bhavan.

Famous for:

  • The 40 minutes long show on stars and galaxies

Visiting hours:

  • It is open from 11 AM to 5:30 PM
  • It stays closed on Mondays
  • The show on popular astronomy is available every one hour from 11.30 AM to 4.30 PM

Duration of visit:

  • Duration of the show is 40 minutes.
  • The total duration of a visit, including browsing other displays, is well within 1 hour.

Tickets:

  • 40 INR per person for the show

 

  • Anand Bhavan

 Anand Bhava-Allahabad
                                                                                                  Anand Bhavan

Primarily built in the 1930s by Motilal Nehru, the father of Jawaharlal Nehru, Anand Bhavan served for many years as the residence of the Nehru Family.  First of all, in 1970, it was donated to the Government of India by the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. Finally, it serves as a museum focusing chiefly on the personal belongings and artifacts of the Nehru family.

Famous for:

  • The various artifacts related to the Indian Independence movements

Visiting hours:

  • It is open from 9:30 AM to 5 PM
  • It stays closed on Mondays

Duration of visit:

  • 2 to 3 hours if one visits the Planetarium at the same time.

Tickets:

  • 10 INR per person

 

 

 

 

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