Allahabad is a famous city of Uttar Pradesh which hosts the largest congregation of people on the planet. Yes, it is the land where the renowned Kumbh Mela takes place every twelve years.
It is also the city which held importance during India’s struggle for freedom from the British rule. It carries a lot of history and is the educational hub for scholars till date. It is also famous as the veteran actor Amitabh Bachchan has his family roots here.
If you are visiting Allahabad, take a trip to the following 10 places to get a great cultural experience:
1. Allahabad Fort.
On your visit to Allahabad you can enjoy the grandeur of Allahabad Fort situated on the banks of Yamuna river. This imposing Mughal monument was built by Emperor Akbar in 1583 AD and is currently inhabited by the Indian army.
2. Ashoka Pillar.
You can witness the national Emblem of the Republic of India – The Ashoka Pillar in Allahabad. The impressive 35 feet high sandstone structure stands tall at the entrance of Allahabad fort.
3. Anand Bhavan And Swaraj Bhavan.
Anand Bhavan is the ancestral residence of the Nehru clan and has now turned into a museum. Swaraj Bhavan served as a headquarters of the Congress committee. Experience the history come alive when you step into these places.
4. Chandra Shekhar Azad Park.
Named in the memory of Indian freedom fighter and the great martyr Chandra Shekhar Azad, this park is also known as the Company Bagh or the Alfred Park.
It was in this park where Azad gave up his life for the country, fighting against the British army.
5. Khusro Bagh.
Khusro Bagh is a beautiful place for nature walk with colorful birds and flowers all around you. Beautiful inscriptions in Persian present the finesse of Mughal architecture.
It also hosts the tombs of the eldest son of Emperor Jahangir – Khusrau Mirza along with the tombs of his mother and sister.
6. Triveni Sangam.
Triveni sangam is the confluence of three rivers – Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati. According to the Hindu religion, a dip at the holy Sangam is believed to wash away one’s sins and make one free from the cycle of rebirth.
The famous Kumbh Mela is held at the Sangam every 12 years.
7. Hanuman Temple.
This temple is located near the Sangam and houses a big reclining statue of Lord Hanuman. When the river Ganga overflows during monsoon, this temple gets completely under water.
8. Water Sports At Yamuna River.
If you love water sports, then you may have a great time exploring various water sport activities at Allahabad Boat Club on the Yamuna Banks.
Speed boats, kayaks, pedal boats, canoes are made available along with opportunities for windsurfing and parasailing to make your trip adventurous to the core!
9. Jawahar Planetarium.
Built in the campus of Anand Bhavan in 1979, a visit to the planetarium will take you to an interesting trip of the solar system.
Its air conditioned auditorium runs hour long shows throughout the day both in English and Hindi, which leaves you relaxed and awestruck!
10. Patalpuri Temple.
This is an underground temple inside the Allahabad Fort. The famous immortal banyan tree called Akshaya Vat is believed to be visited by Lord Rama.