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Places to Visit Allahabad

Allahabad one of the biggest historical place of the North Indian state of Uttar Pradesh in India. There are so many historical building, Holy Places, Temple, Museums which maintain the show of this city. This city have two main rivers i.e. Ganges and Yamuna .Three side of this city is surrounded by Yamuna and Ganges and reaming one side is surrounded by mainland Doab region. Hindu belief says that the Sarasvati River also joins here .This place also called as Triveni Sangam place. The ancient name of the city is Prayag.

Allahabad Fort: To enhance the navigational powers of the Mughal Empire Akbar got this fort build in 1583 AD. Allahabad Fort is the epitome of magnificent craftsmanship.

Ashoka Pillar: It is one of the finest examples of the ancient Indian architecture. This gigantic Ashoka pillar, of polished sandstone stands 10.6 meters high was to be built around 232 BC. The pillar is itself a history which describes the history time period of Persian inscription the Emperor of Jahangir inscribed on it.

Hanuman Temple: It is the only temple at the Sangam where the idol of Lord Hanuman is seen in a reclining posture.

Mankameshwar Temple: This is one of the famous Shiva temples of Allahabad. It is situated near Saraswati Ghat, on the banks of Yamuna.

Anand Bhawan: It was the ancestral home of the Nehru family, now turned into museum which displays the memorabilia of the Nehru family. The Visiting time is from 9.30am to 5 pm. Ticket- Rs. 2. The Bhawan remains closed on Monday.

Swaraj Bhawan: The old Anand Bhawan, which in the year 1930 was donated to the Nation by Moti Lal Nehru, who also renamed it Swaraj Bhawan for the Congress headquater. The Visiting time is from 9.30am to 5 pm. Ticket- Rs. 2. The Bhawan remains closed on Monday.

Jawahar Planetarium: This is for those who have interest in Astronomy and eager to know about the secrets of universe. Visiting time: 11 am to 4 pm. Ticket Rs. 5/. It Closed on Mondays and every 4th Thursday of the month.

All Saints Cathedral: It is built in the memory of people who are the true devotees of God irrespective of color, caste and creed. The All Saints Cathedral is one of the finest cathedrals in this part of the country. It was designed by Sir William Emerson, the eminent architect who also designed the Victoria Memorial, Calcutta more than a century ago, the Cathedral has some truly exceptional stained glass murals. It is also called Patthar Girja.

Beni Madhav Temple: This the temple where Chaitanya Mahaprabhu spend their childhood here. The temple is of Laxmi Narain in Daraganj.

Allahabad University: Also defined as the Oxford of India has been the prominent seat of learning for two centuries.

Other Attractions: The other atrtractions of Allahbad are Alopi Devi Temple, Allahabad University, Archaeological Museum, Allahabad Museum, Hanumat Niketan, St. Joseph's Cathedral, High Court, Chandra Shekhar Azad Park, Children's Park (Bal Udyan), Shiva Koti, Nepali Temple, Kalyani Devi Temple, Nagvasuki Temple, Nehru Park, Saraswati Ghat Park, Bharadwaj Ashram Park.

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