Allahabad (Hindi: à¤à¤²à¤¾à¤¹à¤¾à¤¬à¤¾à¤¦; Urdu: Ø§ÙÛ Ø¢Ø¨Ø§Ø¯â;also known as Prayag Hindi: à¤ªà¥à¤°à¤¯à¤¾à¤), is a metropolitan city in the north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It is the administrative headquarters of the Allahabad District. As of 2011, Allahabad is the seventh most populous city in the state and the thirty-sixth most populous city in India, with an estimated population of 5.11 million living in the city and 1.21 million in its metropolitan region.In 2011, it was ranked the world's 130th fastest growing city
The city was known earlier as Prayaga â a name that is still commonly used. PrayÄga existed during the Vedic period, and is mentioned in the Veda as the location where Brahma, the Creator of the Universe according to Hindu Religion, attended a sacrificial ritua....Learn more
Allahabad stands at a strategic point both geographically and culturally.A part of the Ganga-Yamuna Doab, it is the last point of the Yamuna river, and culturally, the last point of the Indian west.As with the rest of Doab, the soil and water are predominantly alluvial in origin.The Indian GMT longitude (25.15Â°N 82.58Â°E) also passes near Allahabad..Learn more
Allahabad is known for its literary and artistic heritage; as the former capital of United Provinces it was the birthplace of holy scriptures â the Vedas and the grand epics, the Ramayana and the Mahabharataâ and in the Puranas as Prayag.Allahabad has been called the "literary capital of Uttar Pradesh". Allahabad's antiquity attracted curious itinerants from East Asia.....Learn more
Though the city is known for its religious tourism, but echelon into three categories viz. Historic, Cultural and Religious. History flank includes Alfred Park, Victoria Memorial, Thornhill Mayne Memorial, Minto Park, Allahabad Fort, Ashoka Pillar and Khusro Bagh; whereas religious attraction comprehend Kumbh Mela, Triveni Sangam and All Saints Cathedral. Besides these cultural segment has Allahabad Museum, Jawahar Planetarium and the University of Allahabad. Allahabad host the largest religious gathering in the world known as Maha Kumbh Mela which is celebrated every twelve years and Ardh (half) Kumbh Mela is celebrated every six years...Learn more
The confluence of three holy rivers-Ganga, Yamuna, and Saraswati. It becomes a center of attraction for hundreds and thousands of religious travelers after every twelve years when it hosts the famous Kumbh Mela. It is one the greatest tourist attraction that India has. Located just 7 km from Civil Lines.
If yet your blood does not rage, then it is water that flows in your veins. For what is the flush of youth, if it is not of service to the motherland. Visit Company Bagh which natives call it fondly where Chandra Shekhar Azad took his last breath.Built in 1870 to mark Prince Alfred's visit to the city, with an area of 133 acres.
The Largest among the forts built by Akbar and situated on the confluence of the rivers Ganga and Yamuna, the fort served as symbol of Mughal supremacy,the fort was unrivaled for its design, construction and craftsmanship...
Do Have a taste for history visit this Allahabad Museum.Ancient sculpture from Mathura, Bhumra, Jamsot, Terracottas of Kausambi; Rajasthani Miniatures; Paintings of Nicholas Roerich.32 bore Colt pistol of Chandra Shekhar Azad and the 'Gandhi Smrithi Vahan' are some unique items among the collection in the museum.
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.
Anand Bhavan is a large bungalow in Allahabad which has been turned into museum. It was constructed by Indian political leader Motilal Nehru in the 1930s to serve as the new residence of the Nehru family when the original mansion Swaraj Bhavan was transformed into the local headquarters of the Indian National Congress
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 is a well known Hindu pilgrimage and a good tourist spot with a lot of tourists almost throughout the year. The holy place Sitamarhi is situated almost midway between Allahabad and Varanasi. Just beside the national highway No. 2 and also connected with Allahabad and Varanasi railway line with Jungiganj, the nearest railway station..