Situated in North Indian state, Uttar Pradesh, Allahabad is a soulful city imbued with colors of history, echoes of hymns and many more. Today the city is reveled for its unique union of religion, history and modernity. It attracts flock of tourists from all over the world. The presence of the city is traced from chiliad in Vedas. The chosen land of Brahma for the confluence of three rivers is none other than Allahabad. The confluence of Ganga, Yamunotri and Saraswati is popularly known as ‘Sangam’. He also referred it as ‘Tirth raj’ or ‘The king of all pilgrimage centers’. The city was called as ‘Prayag’ in quondam.
Allahabad is celebrated for Kumbh Mela held once in every 12 years. The fair is attended by millions of devotees, pilgrims, tourists and saints from all over the country and globe as well. The divine fair is country’s largest religious gathering. Under King Akbar’s rule, the city saw immense change. The Allahabad Fort, built by Akbar in 1583 is his largest Fort among his other ones. The fort houses Akshay Vat (the immortal tree), Zeenana’s Palace, etc. Contemporarily, only few part of the Fort is allowed to watch for tourists, rest is under military.
The name of the city, Allahabad literally means Garden of Allah’. Various places are worth visiting such as Khushro Bagh, Anand Bhawan, Allahabad Museum, Jawaharlal Planetorium, Thornehill Mayne Memorial, Company Bagh, Minto park, Yamuna Bagh, All Saints Cathedreral, etc. One can also practice ‘Kriya Yoga’. Buy Guavas and mangoes, namkeens, chaats, jewelry, Rasgulle and many more.
Allahabad in truly sense is worth visiting to experience fanatic religious feeling and watch the glimpse of triumphant history.