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Allahabad is a popular pilgrimage city of Uttar Pradesh state in North India. It is also known by the names like Prayag and Illahabad. It is the administrative headquarters of Allahabad District which is the most populous district in the state. It is a city famous for producing many well known people in the political and cinema spectrum of India. For all its importance in Hindu mythology, Indian history and modern politics, Allahabad is a surprisingly relaxed city that offers plenty in terms of sights, but little in the way of on face hassle. It is a popular pilgrimage city of state thus have important place in Uttar Pradesh tourism. In Hindu religion, after death of any family members, his/her ashes are immersed in Sangam ghat of Ganges river, passing through Allahabad city. Almost all Hindus, residing in any country, perform this important post death ritual. Brahma, the Hindu god of creation, is believed to have landed on earth in Allahabad, or Prayag as it was originally known, and to have called it the king of all pilgrimage centers. Indeed, Sangam, a river confluence on the outskirts of the city, is the most celebrated of Indiaís four Kumbh Mela locations. The vast riverbanks here attract tens of millions of pilgrims every six years for either the Kumbh Mela or the Ardh (Half) Mela, but every year there is a smaller Magh Mela. These are the great events to witness the assembling of large number of devotees on Sangam ghat. It is also the popular event for Allahabad tourism and Uttar Pradesh tourism during which, apart from devotees, large number of tourists visit this holy site. Of more immediate interest to casual visitors are Allahabadís grand Raj-era buildings, its Mughal fort and tombs, and the historic legacy of the Nehru family. Other worth visiting places in Allahabad include All Saints Cathedral, Khusro Bagh, the Allahabad High Court, the New Yamuna Bridge near Sangam, skyline of Civil Lines, the University of Allahabad, Thornhill Mayne Memorial at Alfred Park and Anand Bhavan. The city was named to Allahabad or Ilahabad by the Mughal Emperor Akbar in 1583 which literally means the Garden of Allah in Urdu. The place has been mentioned in the ancient texts of the Vedas as the place where Lord Brahma organized a sacrificial ritual. Known to be one of the major pilgrim spots and a booming economic center in India, Allahabad is also enriched with its bouquet of uniqueness, spirituality, devotion, culture and heritage. There are plenty of worth tourism spots in Allahabad city but we are here naming only few and the main ones as follows:

Triveni Sangam
Triveni Sangam is the confluence of the 3 major rivers of India namely Ganges, Yamuna and Saraswati. The three rivers maintain their visible identity and can be identified by their different colors. The water from the Ganges is clear while the Yamuna is greenish in color while the presence of the Saraswati can only be felt underwater. It is believed that Saraswati river may or may not be a part of triveni Sangam and many excavationist, historians, geology experts have given a totally direction course of flow for Saraswati river. Never the less, the place is called a triveni. The place is considered as one of the major sites of the Kumbha mela which is held once in every 12 years.

Allahabad Fort
Allahabad Fort is located near the Triveni Sangam and is the largest fort built by moughal King Akbar. The king Akbar is believed to be the only Moughal ruler who had a sense of tolerance towards Hindus and Sanatan Dharma. The fort comprises of high watchtowers that guard the 3 galleries in the fort complex. The important monuments and buildings inside are the Zanana palace for the women, the Saraswati Koop which is considered as the source of the Saraswati River and a 3rd century BC Ashoka Pillar. The pillar of Ashoka was already there on the site where the Allahabad fort was ordered to be built by Moughal Administration by Akbar. The Allahabad fort also houses the Immortal tree or Akshayavat which can be viewed from the outside from the southern wall. This tree is famous as it is said to be believed that it will live forever and will never die or vanish.

Khusro Bagh is named after Khusaru Mirza who rebelled against his father leading to his death and his burial along with his family in the three tombs. He was also called as Amir Khusro as he was a poetry writer. His poets, lyrical sayings are famous and are included in the Indian literature education syllabus of Hindi and Urdu. The three tombs are fine specimens of Mughal arts and architecture and are decorated with stone carvings and motifs which give them an excellent heart affirming looks.

Anand Bhavan
Anand Bhavan was constructed in the 1930ís by the Indian leader Motilal Nehru as the Nehru Family residence. The building was constructed because the former residence of the Nehru Family known as the Swaraj Bhavan was donated to the Indian National Congress to run as its political headquarters. The building was re-donated to the Indian Government by Indira Gandhi in 1970 and is today a house museum that depicts the life and times of the Nehru family of all its generations. It also houses the Jawahar Planetarium which was built in 1979 and is a must visit spot of Allahabad Tourism.

Saint Cathedral Church
All Saints Cathedral was a Church built by the British. Its foundation was laid down in 1887 and was completed 4 years after in 1891. The church displays a striking 13th century Gothic revival architecture and is about 32 meters in height. The massive church building encompasses an area of approximately 1250 square meters and is one of the most prized buildings from the colonial India. It is an example of finest furnished British religious architecture. The complex also contained a memorial to the British Queen Victoria and functions as a lantern tower. It is yet another Historic tourism spot as a part of Allahabad Tourism.

Henceforth, Allahabad can be considered as a city that has worth tourism spots of all the religions of India including Hinduism, Islam, Christianity etc. Allahabad beautifully depicts the secular mindset of India and Indian population and people of the city of all religions live peacefully respecting each otherís faith and religious practice. We have beautiful tour packages for Allahabad tourism which our customers can purchase just after completing the Varanasi tourism. Please fill up the below booking enquiry form and send it to us or if you are already running in a tour given to you by us, you can get in touch with our front office executives on our provided landline/mobile numbers or you can email us. We are always happy to serve you, help you and assist you in providing you best of tourism experience.

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