Places to Visit near Allahabad

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Places to Visit near Allahabad

Here is the list of 10 Places to Visit near Allahabad

1. Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh - The Spiritual Capital of India

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Known For : Kashi Vishwanath Temple Dashashwamedh Ghat Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple

World's oldest living city, Varanasi enchants and surprises its visitors in the same breath. Also known as Kashi (City of Life) and Benaras, this spiritual capital of India is one of Hinduism's seven holy cities. The old city of Varanasi sits along the western banks of the Ganges, spread across a labyrinth of alleys called galis which are too narrow for the traffic to pass through - be prepared to walk on foot and encounter some holy cows!

Best Time: October to March

2. Chitrakoot, Uttar Pradesh - The hill of many wonders

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Known For : Kamadgiri Gupt Godavari Ramghat

Chitrakoot is a small town situated in the north Vindhyan range. Legends have it that Chitrakoot was the place where Lord Rama, his wife Sita and his brother Lakshmana stayed for eleven and half of their fourteen years of exile.

Best Time: July to March

3. Satna

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Known For : Sharadha Devi Temple Venkatesh Temple Ramvan

Located in the state of Madhya Pradesh, Satna is known for being one of the largest cement producing city in the world due to the plenty of limestone and dolomite deposits housed in the town. In addition to this, the city is also famous for housing various religious sites. Chitrakoot Dham, Sharadha Devi Temple, Dhawari's Sai Baba Temple, Rawatpura Ashram, Venkatesh Temple, and more.

4. Sarnath, Uttar Pradesh - One of the four holiest places to the Buddhists

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Known For : Chaukhandi Stupa Ashoka Pillar, Sarnath Thai Temple

A quiet and spiritual town set amidst the otherwise densely populated state of Uttar Pradesh, Sarnath is a city of historical marvel with numerous Buddhist stupas, museums, excavated ancient sites and beautiful temples that prove to be a source of immense wonder and astonishment to tourists due to their mystical and serene setting.

Best Time: October to March

5. Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh - The birthplace of Lord Rama

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Known For : Ram Janmabhoomi Kanak Bhawan Nageshwarnath Temple

Ayodhya, located on the banks of river Sarayu in Uttar Pradesh, is one of the 7 sacred cities for Hindus. Ayodhya plays a critical role in the Hindu epic of Ramayana as it is believed to be the birthplace of Lord Rama. Ayodhya has been surrounded by controversy since about a decade now but yet, has so much colour and spirituality to see for its tourists taking the form of various attractions here including Ram Janmabhoomi and various other temples.

Best Time: October to March

6. Vindhyachal, Uttar Pradesh

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Known For : Vindhyavasini devi temple Kali Khoh temple Sita kund

Vindhyachal is a famous Hindu pilgrimage spot closer to Mirzapur and Varanasi and has several temples in the vicinity with their own interesting stories. This town is situated on the banks of holy river Ganga and people come here to take a dip into it to pray to Goddess Ganga.

Best Time: October to March

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7. Fun Gaon Water Park

Situated on the Kaushambi Road in Allahabad, Fun Gaon Water Park , true to its name, is a fun filled thrilling water park in the city. The park has a lot of tube slides, open slides, several swimming pools, costume changing rooms, locker rooms, shower rooms etc. It is frequented by the adults and kids alike.

8. Nandan Kanan Water Retreat

Nandan Kanan Water Park is situated on the Allahabad - Jaunpur Highway in Allahabad. The park boasts of a variety of water and regular rides both for adults and kids. Besides, it has several roller coasters, food stalls, changing and locker rooms etc, for the convenience of the guests.

9. Triveni Sangam, Allahabad - The Holy Land of Kumbh Mela

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One of the holiest places in Central India, Triveni Sangam is located about 7 kilometres away from Civil Lines in Allahabad (Prayagraj). In fact, it is the meeting point of three rivers - Ganga, Yamuna, and Saraswati (which is a mythical river, supposed to have dried up more than 4,000 years ago). All three rivers Ganga, Yamuna, and Saraswati are highly revered rivers in Indian mythology, and hence the confluence point of these rivers hold tremendous religious importance.

10. Pratapgad Fort, Mahabaleshwar

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Pratapgad is a hill fort in Maharashtra. Situated close to the famous hill station of Mahabaleshwar in the district of Satara, the citadel rises to an elevation of about 3500 feet from the ground. Much of the fortifications are still intact, and the fort is a popular tourist destination. There are four lakes within the fort, many of which overflow during the monsoons. There is a watchtower just beside the Mahadarwaza, or the main entrance, at the end of the motorable road.

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