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Places To Visit In Allahabad

Allahabad is one of the alluring tourist spots in Uttar Pradesh. It is not only famous for the holy places but also for the monuments, gardens and many more places. Allahabad is also known as the pilgrim city of India, which is situated on the banks of the Sangam. Thus, there are a number of tourist attractions in and around Allahabad.

Sangam is the confluence of the rivers Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati. Although the river Saraswati is not visible to the human eyes, it is very well known as a mythical river. It is assumed to flow beneath the earth and later on join the other two rivers at their base. The world famous Kumbha Mela is held every 12 years at Allahabad to mark the biggest and massive human gathering on the earth. It is the famous bathing festival. It is believed that taking a dip in the holy waters of Sangam washes away all the sins of this life. It is one of the holiest places in India.

Allahabad Fort is one of the most renowned forts built by the emperor Akbar, in 1583 A.D. It is the largest fort built by Akbar and is very well known for its grandeur, construction and designing style. Now it is under the army, and prior permission is required to visit the fort except for some limited areas. The fort has three huge gateways and massive walls. Some of the most interesting places to view inside the fort are the Ashoka's Pillar, Patalpuri temple, Akshaya Vat and many more.

Allahabad Museum is located inside Chandra Shekhar Azad Park, at Kamala Nehru Road. It has 18 galleries with vivid range of stone sculptures. It preserves many of the relics and paintings donated by Nehru, along with monuments and artifacts. It is open from 10.30 onwards to 4.30 pm except on Mondays. Anand Bhawan was the former ancestral home of the Nehru family. It was later converted to a museum when it was donated to the Indian Government by Indira Gandhi in 1970. A two-storied building comprises of pictures and portraits of the Nehru family. It has many personal items also stored inside the rooms. Special rooms are dedicated to Jawaharlal Nehru and Indira Gandhi. Mahatma Gandhi used to stay here in Anand Bhawan, in the pre-independence days.

Khusrau Bagh is close to the railway station and has a historic importance attached to it. The park has the tomb of Prince Khusrau who was one of the sons of Emperor Jahangir. It is a good recreational place for spending some leisure time. Some of the excursions include Jhusi, Kaushambi, Bhita and Shringverpur. These are some of the tourist attractions in and around Allahabad.

Jhusi is a tranquil spot, which has many ashrams and temples, which offer peace of mind to the visitors. It is very close to the city of Allahabad, merely at a distance of around 9 kms from the city. It can be reached by local buses, taxis and boats. Bhita is an archeological site on the banks of the river Yamuna. There is a famous museum located here which preserves stone sculptures, metal seals, and various terracotta statues. It is roughly 20 kms from the city of Allahabad. Shringverpur is approximately 40 km from Allahabad and once upon a time was the capital of Nishadraj kingdom. As mythology tells, Lord Rama had visited this place and stayed here overnight while going to the forest. Kaushambi is a traditional place located at a distance of nearly 62 kms from Allahabad. It was a Buddhist centre earlier. There are ruins of an ancient fort and a monastery bear witness to the antiquity of the place.

As these places in and around Allahabad surely make up for a fitting tour of the city and are bound to provide memories to cherish forever.

Last Updated On: 2011/09/02

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Sushil panday

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Posted on 2011-12-10Nice place,iwill come hear agine