Top 6 Incredible Places to Visit in Allahabad



Also known as' Triveni Sangam,' Allahabad is a metropolitan town in Uttar Pradesh, India. Also known as' Prayag,' a place to pray. It was discovered at the junction of the three holy rivers — Ganga, Yamuna, and Saraswati. Hindus worship these rivers. The city attracts many hundred thousand pilgrims and visitors from all over the globe when it hosts the Kumbh Mela. 

View from Saraswati Ghat (riven landing) in Allahabad
The historical and religious significance of the city is immense. A well-planned.

Allahabad tour offers a variety of tourist attractions. The city has impressions of different eras of history. As a result, Allahabad sightseeing is both exciting and enlightening. As it is one of India's most widely traveled cities, several Allahabad travel guides are available online under Allahabad tourism and in the Indian Tourist Offices government. 


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# 1 - Triveni Sangam

Triveni Sangam

This place offers the visitors one of the most awe-inspiring sights. It's the confluence of Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati. One can clearly demarcate Ganga and Yamuna's waters as they meet and flow as one. The Saraswati flows underground and therefore is not visible. There are boats on the shore to take you to the Sangam where you can offer prayers if you wish. 

Famous for:

  • The confluence of three rivers, easily differentiated by the colors of their waters.
  • Religious significance.

Visiting hours:

  • It is accessible from 6 AM to 9 PM.
  • It can be visited as per the availability of boats anytime during the day. People usually prefer to visit it in the early morning to offer prayers during sunrise.

Duration of visit:

  • If you visit to offer prayers, the whole process might take around 1 hour.

Cost:

  • The place does not have ticketing costs but it does have boating costs.
  • A lot depends on one’s bargaining capabilities though it should not cost more than 500 INR per boat.
  • Each boat can at least carry 4 people at a time.



# 2 - Khusro Bagh

 Khusro Bagh


It is, as the name suggests, a walled garden complex that serves as the burial ground for two Mughal descendants and one Mughal queen. The Khusro Bagh is Khusrau Mirza's final resting place, his sister Nithar Begum and his mother Man Bai or Shah Begum. Khusrau Mirza was Jehangir's eldest son. It's a splendor of Mughal architecture. With the different architectural appeal, the three tombs are distinct. 

They stand as proofs of the Mughals ' dark and twisted history. Akbar preferred Khusrau to the throne as the heir. Thus Jehangir blinded him out of jealousy. He was later murdered by his brother Shah Jahan. The discord between Jehangir and Khusrau led to Shah Begum's suicide. It served as an important center for the rebels during the Sepoy Mutiny of 1857. 

Famous for:

  • Mausoleum of Nithar Begum
  • Tomb of Khusrau Mirza and his mare
  • The three-tiered tomb of Shah Begum

Visiting hours:

  • It is open from 7 AM to 7 PM on all days of the week

Duration of visit:

  • All the three mausoleums will take at least 1 hour to cover

Tickets:

  • Entry is free for all



# 3 - Allahabad Museum


Allahabad Museum

Located in the lush greenery of Chandrasekhar Azad Park, the Allahabad Museum is a national museum. The houses have a wide range of historical artifacts. It has a rich collection of meaningful art, paintings, sculptures, coins, manuscripts, and antique objects. The museum also features the personal belongings of historical figures such as Nehru, Gandhi, Premchand and the likes. Hence the right place to visit for a curious soul

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Famous for:

  • Nehru’s personal collections
  • A rich collection of miniature paintings

Visiting hours:

  • It is open from 10 AM to 5.30 PM
  • It stays closed on Mondays

Duration of visit:

  • A cursory visit will not take more than 1 hour.
  • A detailed visit might take much longer, likely 3 hours.

Tickets:

  • 2 INR for children below 2 years of age
  • 5 INR for Indian citizens
  • 100 INR for foreigners
  • 25 INR extra charge if you intend to carry your camera inside



# 4 - Allahabad Fort



The Allahabad Fort, Akbar's largest fort, is a popular tourist attraction in Allahabad. It was one of the Mughal Empire's most prized citadels. Today, the fort is under Indian Army control and only a section of the fort is open to tourists. Built in 1583, the fort is close to the confluence of the rivers Yamuna and Ganga and bears witness to the grandeur of medieval architecture. The Royal Fort has three gateways and huge walls.

The outer wall has stood the test of time and is a good condition that can be seen if you take a boat ride. There is an Ashoka Pillar made of sandstone that stands nearly 35 ft tall, which is believed to have been built in 232 B.C. And a major attraction for archeologists and historians. The pillar has royal edicts of Ashoka inscribed in it with descriptions of the victories in Samudragupta's battles, a few monographs and a petition to keep in order the memories of Jahangir's accession to his crown. 

Many visitors like Birbal, who visited the fort in 1575, had their names inscribed on the pillar. Jodhabai Palace is another tourist attraction at Allahabad Fort. The palace is a fine example of a merger of Hindu and Islamic architecture. Saraswati Kund in the fort is believed to be the Saraswati River's place of origin. Access to this part of the fort, however, is barred. There is an underground temple known as the Temple of Patalpuri and Akshaya Vat (Immortal Banyan Tree).

There is a small door in the fort's eastern wall that allows access to the Patalpuri Temple underground, and you can see the Akshaya Vat in the Patalpuri Temple area. Anyone who jumps from the Akshaya Vat tree is believed to attain immortality. The fort is open to everyone all days from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. There are no places to stay within the fort. There are no places to eat within the fort. Between October and March, the best season to visit the Allahabad Fort. Ashoka Pillar: The polished sandstone pillar, 10.6 m high, dates back to 232 BC about 8 km east of Khusro Bagh. Located within the Allahabad Fort, Emperor Ashoka's pillar has several edicts. 

Entry fee for Visiting Allahabad Fort:

  • Open all days 07:00 am to 06:00 pm
  • The entry fees for Allahabad fort is mentioned below. We have listed the entry fees for Indians, the entry fees for foreigners, camera fees and other charges if applicable.
  • Domestic Adult: Entry by donation.
  • Address: Allahabad Fort, Baand Marg, Allahabad fort, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh



# 5 - Jawahar Planetarium



The planetarium was built in 1979 and it enjoys the status of the city's only science museum. It's a must-visit for the more scientific traveller. It is located on the grounds adjacent to Anand Bhavan, another famous tourist location.

Famous for:

  • The 40 minutes long show on stars and galaxies

Visiting hours:

  • It is open from 11 AM to 5:30 PM
  • It stays closed on Mondays
  • The show on popular astronomy is available every one hour from 11.30 AM to 4.30 PM

Duration of visit:

  • Duration of the show is 40 minutes.
  • The total duration of a visit, including browsing other displays, is well within 1 hour.

Tickets:

  • 40 INR per person for the show



# 6 - Anand Bhavan




Built primarily in the 1930s by Jawaharlal Nehru's father, Motilal Nehru, Anand Bhavan served as the Nehru family's residence for many years. First of all, it was donated by then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi to the Government of India in 1970. Finally, it serves as a museum focusing primarily on the Nehru family's personal belongings and artifacts. 

Famous for:

  • The various artifacts related to the Indian Independence movements

Visiting hours:

  • It is open from 9:30 AM to 5 PM
  • It stays closed on Mondays

Duration of visit:

  • 2 to 3 hours if one visits the Planetarium at the same time.

Tickets:

  • 10 INR per person


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