Places To Visit In Allahabad

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Here are the top 22 tourist attractions to see in Allahabad:

1. Triveni Sangam

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4 km
from city center
1 out of 22
places to visit in Allahabad

The Triveni Sangam is the junction point of three rivers - Ganga, Yamuna, and Saraswati (which is a mythical river, supposed to have dried up milleniums ago) Both Ganga and Yamuna are extremely revered rivers in Indian mythology, and hence the confluence point of these rivers has attained extremely high religious importance.

2. Khusro Bagh

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3 km
from city center
2 out of 22
places to visit in Allahabad

One of the most popular tourist destinations in Allahabad, Khusro Bagh was built by King Jahangir for his son Khusro. The tombstone of the prince lies in this garden along with that of his mother Shah Begum.

3. Anand Bhawan

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3 km
from city center
3 out of 22
places to visit in Allahabad

Anand Bhawan is the former residence of Nehru family which has now been transformed into a museum showcasing various artefacts and articles of the era of Independence movement in India. The double-storey mansion was personally designed by Motilal Nehru. Jawahar Planetarium, the famous planetarium is also situated here.

4. Allahabad Museum

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2 km
from city center
4 out of 22
places to visit in Allahabad

Situated inside the famous Chandrashekar Azad Park, the Allahabad Museum is one of the national-level museums of India. It gives an insight into the history, culture, heritage and independence movement of India through the amazing displays of artefacts related to the art, history, archaeology, architecture, environment and literature.

5. Allahabad Fort

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2 km
from city center
5 out of 22
places to visit in Allahabad

Allahabad Fort is a splendid work of architecture that was built during the reign of Akbar, the Mughal Emperor in 1583. The marvellous structure is located on the banks of the confluence of the Rivers Ganga and Yamuna and is well-known for being the largest fort ever built by Akbar.

6. Allahabad Pillar

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3 km
from city center
6 out of 22
places to visit in Allahabad

Placed outside the Allahabad Fort, this 16th century structure was constructed by Emperor Akbar. The exterior of the Ashoka Pillar has inscriptions from Ashoka in the Brahmi script. Even Samudragupta and Jahangir have added some inscriptions later in the Gupta script, a refined version of Brahmi.

7. Hanuman Mandir

3 km
from city center
7 out of 22
places to visit in Allahabad

Colloquially known as Bade Hanuman Mandir, Hanuman Temple is located at Sangam area of Allahabad. Constructed underground, with a leaning posture of a 20-feet long and 8-feet wide deity of Hanuman, this temple is one of its own kind.

8. Magh Mela

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from city center
8 out of 22
places to visit in Allahabad

Organised every year in the pristine city of Allahabad, Magh Mela is the mini version of the famous Kumbh Mela. Taking place at the confluence of the three great Indian rivers Ganga, Yamuna, and Saraswati at Prayag near Allahabad, the mela is held in the Hindu month of Magh every year and is a much-awaited event amongst the pilgrims.

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9. Chandrashekhar Azad Park

2 km
from city center
9 out of 22
places to visit in Allahabad

Originally known as Alfred Park during the British colonial era, Chandrashekhar Azad Park is better known as the Company Garden. Located in George Town of Prayagraj, this park was established in 1870 as a significant mark of the arrival of Prince Alfred into the city. Company Gardens was further renamed as the Chandrashekar Azad Park in 1931 after the latter died as a martyr here.

10. All Saints Cathedral

3 km
from city center
10 out of 22
places to visit in Allahabad

Built in the late 19th century, All Saints Cathedral or Patthar Girja is a spectacular Anglican Christian Church on M G Marg, Allahabad. One of the beautiful churches in the state, it is thronged by tourists and pilgrims alike.

11. New Yamuna Bridge

2 km
from city center
11 out of 22
places to visit in Allahabad

Established in 2004, the newly designed cable-stayed New Yamuna Bridge over the river Yamuna was built to minimise traffic flow on the Old Naini Bridge in Allahabad. Also known as the Naini Bridge, it runs from northern to southern Allahabad connecting it to the neighbourhood of Naina. Running over 1510 metres, the bridge is supported by cables to its deck.

12. Allahabad University

4 km
from city center
12 out of 22
places to visit in Allahabad

Instituted on 23rd of September 1887, Allahabad University (or University of Allahabad) is a public central university situated in the Old Katra area of Allahabad. The university is considered to be amongst the oldest modern day universities of India. Several colleges are affiliated to the university which offer courses in a plethora of fields.

13. Allahabad High Court

3 km
from city center
13 out of 22
places to visit in Allahabad

The state High Court for Uttar Pradesh is based in Allahabad, known as Allahabad High Court or High Court of Judicature at Allahabad. Built in 1869, the court is one of the earliest to be established in the country. The court practices jurisdiction over the entire state of Uttar Pradesh and has the highest number of serving judges in India i.e. 160.

14. Alopi Devi Mandir

3 km
from city center
14 out of 22
places to visit in Allahabad

Located at Alopibagh, near the holy Sangam (confluence of Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati) in Allahabad, Alopi Devi Mandir is an unconventional temple revered by Hindu faith.

15. Akshayavat Tree Allahabad

3 km
from city center
15 out of 22
places to visit in Allahabad

Located inside the Allahabad Fort complex in Patalpuri Temple, Akshaya Vat or Akshayvat is an ancient fig tree. After 2011, this tree can only be visited after seeking permission Commandant of Allahabad Fort's Ordnance Depot. Only on a single day during the Kumbh Mela festival, this sacred site is open for public visits.

16. Mankameshwar Temple Allahabad

2 km
from city center
16 out of 22
places to visit in Allahabad

Situated on the banks of river Yamuna, in the vicinity of Saraswati Ghat in Allahabad, Mankameshwar Temple is a revered Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva.

17. Minto Park

2 km
from city center
17 out of 22
places to visit in Allahabad

Constructed along the banks of river Yamuna in Allahabad, Minto Park is a lush green park which was formerly known as Madan Mohan Malviya Park.

18. Jawahar Planetarium

3 km
from city center
18 out of 22
places to visit in Allahabad

Built in 1979 and situated beside Anand Bhavan in Allenganj area of Allahabad, Jawahar Planetarium was a former home of the Gandhi-Nehru family. With a capacity of over 80 people, the Planetarium organises space and celestial shows.

19. Allahabad Public Library

2 km
from city center
19 out of 22
places to visit in Allahabad

Located inside the Company Gardens, Allahabad Public Library or formerly known as Thornhill Mayne Memorial is the largest library in the state of Uttar Pradesh. The structure of the building is quite impressive, and it's a good stop if you're visiting the Company Gardens.

20. Fun Gaon Water Park

16 km
from city center
20 out of 22
places to visit in Allahabad

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.

21. Nandan Kanan Water Retreat

12 km
from city center
21 out of 22
places to visit in Allahabad

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.

22. Boating in Ganges

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places to visit in Allahabad

Boating is one of the top touristy things to do in Allahabad. Watching a sunrise or a sunset with clear water all around you is an ethereal experience. The ghats at a distance also present a pretty picture and the ambiance is divine. Make sure you experience this activity definitely, whenever you are in the city.

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Can you suggest an itinerary for Allahabad?

Day 1: Arrive in Allahabad by bus, train or air. Proceed to the hotel to relax and shed the travel fatigue. After lunch, visit the Hanuman Mandir, one of the most famous temples in the city. In the late afternoon, head to the Triveni Sangam - the most popular tourist spot and also one of the holiest sites for Hindus. You and also stay a little longer to witness the grand Ganga Aarti on Ganga Ghat but be prepared for a hoard of people to arrive as this is a very popular activity among tourists and devout locals. At night, you can enjoy the city vistas and perhaps try some local food in one of the many street markets famous for fried snacks and sweets.

Day 2: Leave early to visit the Allahabad Fort built by Akbar in 1583. Though only a small part of this fort is open to civilians and the rest is used by the army, it is one of the most beautiful buildings in Allahabad. The haloed Akshaya Vat (immortal banyan tree) is also located within the premises of the fort. After lunch, head to Anand Bhavan, the ancestral home of the Nehru-Gandhi family that was built by Motilal Nehru. The Jawahar Planetarium is located inside the complex and is worth a visit. Anand Bhavan has now been converted into a museum depicting the life and times of the Nehru-Gandhi family.

Day 3: Leave for the All Saint's Cathedral also known as Patthar Girija in the morning. This cathedral invites people of all faiths who want to feel close to God. Visit the Allahabad Museum just before lunch to get a glimpse of the rich history of this region. In the evening, head to Madan Mohan Malviya (Minto) Park, where the East India company transferred power to the British monarch, thus making India a colony of Britain. Proceed to departure point by bus, train or air.

How can I commute within Allahabad?

Ola cabs are easily available and the most convenient mode of transport within the city. Other than that, autorickshaws as well as cycle-rickshaws are easily available here. Since the city is not too large and traffic is not much of an issue, you can use cycle-rickshaws for traveling, even all the way upto Sangam banks.
There are a couple of bus routes as well but they mostly run through the residential parts of the city, not the touristy places, so don't depend on them too much.
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