Allahabad, presently formally known as Prayagraj, is a city situated in the Indian province of Uttar Pradesh. Suggestive of all that is otherworldly and consecrated in Hinduism, Allahabad is well known for Triveni Sangam or the gathering purpose of three waterways – the Ganga, the Yamuna, and the Saraswati. Based on the site of the old town of Prayag, Allahabad has, since days of yore, held the biggest Hindu assembling on the banks of the Sangam – the Maha Kumbh Mela. While the Sangam city is frequently ignored for more travel-accommodating urban communities, there is a ton to Allahabad other than simply its religion.
Prayag or Prayagraj had been the old name of the city of Allahabad. Pra signifies “first” and Yag signifies “commitment”. Prayag likewise means the meeting up of waterways Ganga, Yamuna, and Saraswati. After the Mughal intrusion, Emperor Akbar, intrigued by the area named the city Ilahabas which signified “House God”. Ruler Shah Jahan, his grandson, renamed the city to Allahabad.
One of the top spots to visit in Allahabad, in case you’re profoundly disposed (and regardless of whether you’re not on the grounds that this spot merits a visit), Triveni Sangam is a spot clamoring with sightseers and local people throughout the entire year. The Maha Kumbh Mela is a strict event that is held here like clockwork and is gone to by a great many pioneers from the whole way across the globe. The Allahabad Fort is another landmark of recorded hugeness and is a legacy site perceived by the UNESCO. Worked during the rule of Akbar, this fortification is likewise a fine case of the curation and craftsmanship of the Mughal time.
Attractions: Kumbh Mela, Triveni Sangam, Khusro Bagh, Anand Bhavan, Allahabad, Ashoka Pillar, Swaraj Bhavan, etc…
Nearby Places: Banaras, Bateshwar, Chambal Sanctuary, Etawah Lion Safari, Gokul, Nandgaon, Mathura, Vrindavan, etc…
Best Time to visit: The best time to visit in Prayagraj is October to March.
Peak Season: Mid-January – early March when thousands of people take a dip in holy Sangam in Maha Kumbh Mela.
- By Rail: Allahabad has four significant railroad stations viz. Allahabad Junction, Prayag Station, City Station at Rambagh and Daraganj Station. By rail, the city is associated with all significant Indian urban communities, for example, Agra, Bareilly, Kolkata, Delhi, Aligarh, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Pune, Kanpur, Lucknow, Jaipur, and so on.
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