Allahbad Travel Guide
Allahbad is an amalgamation of religion, politics, and culture in Uttar Pradesh. It is also popular for Sangam – the confluence of three pious rivers Ganga, Yamuna, and Saraswati. Every year it attracts thousands of tourists and pilgrims. Allahbad is rich in heritage, has a unique history, and gives a glimpse of myriad culture.
The people are warm and hospitable which adds to the overall travel experience. You can seek blessings at various religious sites and make it a religious tour, or explore the historical monuments, museums, and bazaars in and around the city. There is a lot to do in this bustling city and you’ll surely take back great memories.
Peaceful Shikara, Dal lake, Nishat park., Shalimar, Shalimar Mughal Garden
10°C to 30°C
(April to June)
(July to Sep)
10°C to 15°C
(Oct to Feb)
A Powerhouse of Politics, History, Religion, Knowledge…
Allahabad, the city where Brahma - The Hindu God of Creation, landed on earth as per Vedas & shashtras. The place was earlier called prayag and is considered as the top most Hindu pilgrim center in India. It is believed that “Prayagasya Praveshshu Papam Nashwati Tatkshanam”, meaning every sin of yours will be cleaned with entry into Prayag. Allahabad is one of the mythological and historic cities of India that has glorious past and a rich present. Known for the confluence of three pious rivers, namely Ganga, Yamuna & Saraswati (now invisible), and Triveni Sangam is the most popular place here and the most sacred one for all Hindus. Allahabad embraces much beyond this, and continues as city of multiple cultures, which includes history, heritage and culture of Hindu, Muslims, Jains and Christians.
Allahabad has also been the center-point of the Indian Freedom Movement against the British rule.
It was here where Mahatma Gandhi proposed his non-violent movement to liberate India. The place offers a variety to all type of travelers. From religious sights to historic ones from learning centers to entertainment, Allahabad encompasses it all. Some must visit places here are Triveni Sangam - the "confluence" Ganga, Yamuna, and the invisible Saraswati; Kumbh Mela – the largest religious fair in the world, takes places every 12 years; All Saints Cathedral - A noted Anglican Cathedral of 13th-century Gothic style buildings; Anand Bhawan – the ancestral home of the Nehrus; Allahabad Fort – Made by Akbar in AD 1583 has wonderful remains of art, architecture, and craftsmanship; Patalpuri Temple & Akshaya Vat inside Allahabad Fort, is an underground temple and Akshaya Vat the revered trees of the Hindus; Allahabad Museum has the finest museums in India; Company Gardens or the Alfred Park, the biggest and most beautiful garden here and was once the prime place of India's freedom struggle. Apart from these Allahabad has many other places of tourist interest to keep you engaged. So when here, enjoy the city and immerse in its colours.