Allahabad Tourism
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Allahabad Tourism

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Once in 12 years event held at this religious city. Dont miss this oppurtunity when this city turns like vatican city for Hinduism religion followers. Scientifically proven that historically there existed a river by name Saraswati which has become extinct. This city is known as Triveni sangam ( Tri junction of three pious rivers namely Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati).

The Khumb mela event starts from 15 Jan 2012 and continues for a month.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Try Choka-bati, which is a dish of roasted wheat dumpling along with spicy mashed Potato salad. Goes well with topping of dhesi ghee providing good aroma and rich calorie. Several historical sights in the vicinity and religious sights too.

Activities & things to do: Have a holy dip and enjoy staying in the tents attending special discourses by Hindu saints who travel all the way from the hill tops of Himalayan peaks after penance for this holy month. Enjoy learning 'yoga' for leading a healthy life.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Carry sufficient warm clothings, especially persons from tropical climate regions. Try to avoid crowded places on bathing days ( full moon day and new moon day).
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Ashutosh Pandey
  • Ashutosh Pandey
  • 6 photos
  • 1 Review

"Fun at Allahabad" new review

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Allahabad is a city of worshipers. There are lots of temples like the famous Hanuman Mandir of Sangam and many more places to visit. Here is the most famous Anand Bhawan - The home of Motilal Nehru. Its a wonderful place to visit. Really a enjoyable place, and there is the Planetarium - an excellent place. Attached to it is the Kamala Nehru Bhawan. For educational purpose here is the Allahabad Museum where the historic events from history to modern age instruments are kept. The Khusro Bagh is important place to visit. The beauty of nature lies there. Most important is the Sangam for which Allahabad is world famous. A spot to be must watched before death. A one time experience and a life time memory. The Chandrasekhar Park (Company Garden) is known to every Indian. Its the place where Chandrasekhar died after shooting himself with the last bullet he had. I advice the travellers to visit this place once in your lifetime and i bet you'll visit it again and again.
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Rahul Kumar
  • Rahul Kumar
  • Lives in Varanasi
  • 2 Reviews

"A great place indeed" new review

  • 6/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
I was on a business trip, not much to explore. There is no night life and no amusement options. The rainy season is too risky. No south Indian food available here; and the people here are good by nature. The shared autos are best the best way to move around. The location of the confluence of three holy rivers, this place has sadly become a location for the religious to bleed people of their money.
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Donarun Das
  • Donarun Das
  • Lives in Hyderabad
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  • 206 Reviews

"Be careful when you are in Allahabad"

  • 3.5/7
  • Posted Apr 8, 2014
The location of the confluence of three holy rivers, this place has sadly become a location for the religious where you have to be rich in order to offer prayers to God. Every turn, and every misstep is definitely going to cost you a fortune. Apart from the Triveni Ghat, the Khusro Bagh and Anand Bhavan are definitely nice places warranting a visit.
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Alok
  • Alok
  • 2 Reviews

"Nothing much to explore"

  • 4/7
  • Posted Sep 23, 2013
Business trip not much to explore. No night life
no amusements. Rainy season is too risky. No South Indian food available. People are good by nature. Shared autos are best way to move around. Allahabad Biryani Centre offers some real good biryani.
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Amshuman Murali mohan
  • Amshuman Murali mohan
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 3 Reviews

"Magnificent Place"

  • Posted Sep 4, 2013
Brilliant place to visit which depicts the culture of the country with its History, a must visit place in India

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Commercial Street near the High Court Road

Activities & things to do: Visiting all places. I couldn't visit most of them since I was there for my SSB Indian Army Interview

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Train 3 Tier AC
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Noor ahemmad
  • Noor ahemmad
  • 2 Reviews

"Romantic tour"

  • Posted Jul 17, 2013
Allahabad is a holy place. Three rivers Ganga, Yamuna, & invisible Sarasvati make it holy. Khushrubagh, Anand Bhavan , Saraswati Ghat all are very good. Where of Allahabad is very good. Sangam is a famous religious place. It is very nice.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Dehli Darbaar

Activities & things to do: sight seeing

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Reach by train
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Ashutosh Kumar
  • Ashutosh Kumar
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  • 3 Reviews

"during my kumbh yaatra"

  • Posted Jul 2, 2013
I went allahabad during kumbh season so I cant say about normal days but I can assure allahabad is too good religious city .

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: All the temple sangam naini and walk near bank of river goddess ganga

Activities & things to do: Dont believe on most of pandas and saint they are froud

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Railways airways
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Raju Saw
  • Raju Saw
  • Lives in Bokaro
  • 2 Reviews

"My tour"

  • Posted Jun 28, 2013
We went allahabad for business purpose. there we stay 4 days and 3 nights.Over all experience was very nice.we enjoyed a lot and we completed our work also in time.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Near to hotel kanha shyam there is big bazaar.we can do the shopping also.just near to that there is a big market were we can buy anything we want. just near to that there were few gud rezturants also and the main thing that can easily go to sangam for snan from there because its not so far from there.

Activities & things to do: all of us should visit this hotel..for religious purpose, for business purpose or any purpose..

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: the easiest mrans of transport is railways.the railway station is also vry much closer to hotrl
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Raj  Kumar
  • Raj Kumar
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 2 Reviews

"Trip to Allahabad"

  • Posted Jun 14, 2013
It is a beautiful place , amazing people . And the best part of the City was Kumb Mela is held over there and that's why we call it ' Holy city ' . The hotels were awesome . People were very friendly . and I loved the city .

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: THE FOOD HERE IS AWESOME.

Attractions in the destination which I found was Sangam holi river.

There were malls for shopping and they were quite good

Activities & things to do: You can roam around the city , you can have a bath in river ganga and many more words are not enough to describe the place .

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: By plane , train , car , bus etc.
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Ashish Nanoti
  • Ashish Nanoti
  • Lives in Nagpur
  • 2 Reviews

"Apart from ganges nothing much to tell about"

  • Posted Jun 11, 2013
Allahbad railway station was as dirty and filthy as we often found in north.Same is with the city and heavily crowded as well.No traffic sense at all nor do have any public transport system which can mention here.New ones has to surrender before the demands of arrogant auto rickshaw driver (as i don't find any taxi services there).But river ganga especially triveni sangam was spectacular to watch and it gives the feeling of divinity.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Nothing special to mention here..

Activities & things to do: As we had spend only few hours that too for taking a dip in ganges we dont had any time for other activities but in during that time also i don't find any thing special which is to be done.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Nothing........u have to be all your\'s
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Allahabad Info

  • State: Uttar Pradesh
  • Famous for/as: Pilgrimage
  • Altitude: 98 m
  • Pincode: 211001
  • District: Allahabad
  • Language: Hindi
  • STD code: 0532
  • Weather: Summer 30 to 43°C, Winter 3 to 14°C

Formerly known as Prayag, Allahabad is situated on an island peninsula. Located in the southern part of Uttar Pradesh, the beautiful city stands at the confluence of three holy rivers -- Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati. To the south and the west of Allahabad is the Bundelkhand region, while to the east of the city is the Baghelkhand region.

According to Hindu mythology, the land was chosen by Lord Brahma, the creator, for 'Prakrishta Yajna'. Since then, the city was known as 'Prayag' and was believed to be blessed by gods. Foreseeing the sanctity of Allahabad, the place was named as 'Tirth Raj' by Lord Brahma, which means King of all Pilgrimage Centres. Besides being a major pilgrimage centre, the city also holds an important position in the formation of modern India.

When Allahabad was annexed in 1193 by Muhammad of Ghor, the city became a part of the Delhi Sultanate. In 1526, the Mughal invasion of India began, after which the city became a part of their empire. Emperor Akbar founded Allahabad by the name of 'Illhabas' in 1575 AD, meaning the City of Allah, which has now become Allahabad. 

During the medieval period, this holy city of Uttar Pradesh enjoyed the honour of being a religio-cultural centre of India. For a long period, the city was the provincial capital of the Mughals, which was later captured by the Marathas. 

The British history of Allahabad began in 1801 AD, when the Nawab of Oudh ceded the city to the British throne. The famous Allahabad Fort, constructed by Akbar, was used by the British army for their military purposes.

By 1857 AD, the city became the centre of the war of Independence and thus played a crucial role in the Indian Freedom Movement against British Rule. In 1858 AD, India was officially handed over to the British Government by the East India Company.  After the first War of Independence, the city was made the capital of the United Province of Agra and Oudh.

Thus, the city was the heart of the Indian Freedom Movement with Anand Bhawan being its epicentre. It was in this beautiful city that the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi proposed his program of non-violent resistance against the British to liberate India.

Synonymous to Sangam, Allahabad is one of the holy cities of Uttar Pradesh, where the Maha Kumbha takes place once in 12 years. Magh Mela is held annually, apart from the years of Maha Kumbh and Ardh Kumbh.

This Magh Mela is called so, as it falls in the Magh period (Jan-Feb) of the Hindu calendar. It is believed that taking a dip at the sangam will free the devotees from sin or guilt. During this period a township will be arranged to accommodate several pilgrims on the banks of River Ganga. Millions of devotees from various parts of India participate in this auspicious mela.

Allahabad is easily reachable from different parts of the country by air, rail and road. The city has a domestic airport, which is situated around 15 km away from the city centre and connected to different regions of the country. Taxis are available from the airport. Allahabad is also a major rail station and has trains connecting it to all the regions of the country. The city is well connected to regions within and around the state by state as well as private buses. Buses also connect Allahabad to Delhi and Kolkata, among other places.

The best time to visit the city is from October to March. The weather is cool and suitable for exploring the region. It is best to avoid the hot summer months when the mercury can go up to 45 Celsius.

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