Allahabad Tour

Allahabad Tour

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Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Allahabad, sacred city of Hinduism was formerly called 'Prayag' in commemoration of a sacrifice done by Lord Brahma. According to Hindu mythology for the' Prakrishta Yagna' Lord Brahma chose a piece of land on the earth on the confluence of the three rivers - the Ganga, the Yamuna, and the mytical Sarswati. This confluence is called Sangam. The Sangam is the venue of many sacred fairs and ritual and attracts thousands of pilgrims throughout theyear.

Akbar had visited Prayag in 1575 AD and founded a new city by the name Illahabad which has now become Allahabad. The city was an important cantonment during the British Raj and has some beautiful remnants of colonial architecture. In the the early 20th century, Allahabad was the foremost centre of learning in the country.

Major Tourist Attractions in Allahabad: Sangam, Minto Park, Cathedrals etc.
Sangam, Allahabad
At this point the shallow, muddy Ganges meets the green River Yamuna. During the month of Magha (mid-January to mid-February) pilgrims come to bathe at this holy confluence for the festival known as the Magha Mela.

Astrologers calculatethe holiest time to enter the water and draw up a 'Holy Dip Schedule'. Themost propitious time of all happeens only every 12 years when the massive Kumbh Mela take place. There's a half-mela (Ardh Mela) every six years.
Minto Park, Allahabad
Near theYamuna, is where Lord Canning read out the declaration by which Britain tookover controle of India from the East India Company in 1858.
All Saints Cathedral, Allahabad
Dedicated to the memory of people of all ages and places who have kept their faith in God. The All Saints Cathedral is one of the finest cathedrals in this part of the country. Designed more than a century ago, by Sir William Emerson.
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