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Allahabad

Allahabad

Allahabad, Allahabad city, Allahabad travel Guide, Allahabad Travel and Tourism, Allahabad tours, travel to AllahabadWe provide complete information tourism to Allahabad city, whether you are looking for a Tourist Destination in Uttar Pradesh, Culture of Allahabad. Tourism of Allahabad in vacations has grown by leaps and bounds with a great arrival of tourists from throughout the world who have been charmingly attractive to the travelers. Allahabad is the beautiful religious place of Uttar Pradesh. It is the major city of Uttar Pradesh. Allahabad is situated around a beautiful River Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati. It is the most charming tourist destinations of India. Allahabad is also known as Prayag. The most holy spot in Allahabad is Triveni Sangam. Prayag is the confluence of three of the holiest rivers of the Hindu mythology, the holy Ganga, Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati. Allahabad is the largest cities in Uttar Pradesh. According to Hindu mythology, Lord Brahma also referred to it as `Tirth Raj' or the `king of all pilgrimage centers'.

Spiritual Tour of Uttar Pradesh covers almost all the famous and important pilgrims centers of Uttar Pradesh like Prayag, in this ancient city of pilgrimage, the bathing ghats are main attraction. People flock here in large numbers every day to take bath in the Ganga River. Thousands of pilgrims bathe here every January-February and once every 12 years the Kumbh Mela, the world's largest gathering of pilgrims, drawing millions to the confluence for a holy dip.

Allahabad, Allahabad city, Allahabad travel Guide, Allahabad Travel and Tourism, Allahabad tours, travel to AllahabadAllahabad is also one of the four venues for the Kumbh Mela, held in its magnitude every twelve years. Kumbh Mela is Major fair festival of Allahabad. Ardh Kumbh & Kumbh Mela is famous Hindu mela celebrated in Allahabad. Ardh Kumbh is held every six years in Allahabad. It is said that a holy dip in the river Ganges during the Kumbh & Ardh Kumbh gives you Moksha or Nirvana. Kumbh Mela is the most significant Hindu spiritual gathering in India that comes once every three years, revolving among four major Hindu pilgrim centers of India - Allahabad, Haridwar, Ujjain and Nasik. Fairs are held periodically, every twelve and six years in Allahabad where a large number of pilgrims and devotees get together to, Commemorate the churning of the ocean by the Devas (Gods) and Asuras (Demons) to obtain nector (Amrit).when the coveted Kumbh (jar) of nector was obtained one of the Devas stopped at four places, Prayag, Haridwar, Nasik and Ujjain before he finally arrived safely at heaven. A few drops of this nector are believed to have spilled in the water in these four places.
Sages, Saints and pilgrims started periodically to flock to these Tirths to celebrate this divine event by taking dips in the holy rivers. It is a unique event that blends religious and social features of Indian society.

An Ardh Kumbh Mela takes place six years after the Maha Kumbh in each place. The Kumbh Mela is a holy Hindu pilgrimage and bathing festival that takes place at the following four places of India:

  • Prayag (Allahabad, in the state of Uttar Pradesh) at the union of three rivers Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati. This is called Sangam.

  • Haridwar (Uttaranchal), the river Ganga come in the plains from Himalayas.

  • Ujjain (Madhya Pradesh), the banks of Ksipra River.

  • Nasik (Maharashtra), the banks of Godavari River.

Essentially a religious centre which holds promise of salvation for devotees, Haridwar is also a centre of herbal medicine, and traditional studies at Gurukul Kangri. There are many places of scenic beauty on the outskirts of the town.Allahabad, Allahabad city, Allahabad travel Guide, Allahabad Travel and Tourism, Allahabad tours, travel to Allahabad

Allahabad's Civil Lines is the main bus terminus. Civil Lines divided from the dense, older part of town, known as Chowk, by Allahabad Junction railway station. There's a Tourist Bungalow and office on M.G. Rd. The main branch of the State Bank of India is situated Police Lines. It is the place to Change money. The Nehru family home, Anand Bhavan is situated in Allahabad.

Some famous tourist places are situated in Allahabad like Sangam, Fort, Anand Bhavan, Minto Park, Khusru Bagh, Allahabad Museum and All Saints Cathedral. Sangam is the place where the shallow, muddy Ganges meets the green River Yamuna. During the Hindi month of Magha people come to bathe at this holy confluence for the festival known as the Magha Mela. Astrologers of India calculate the holiest time to enter the water and draw up a 'Holy Dip Schedule'. Allahabad Fort was built by Akbar in 1583, the fort situated on the northern bank of the Yamuna, near the Sangam. Anand Bhavan is the best kept museum in the country indicating the high regard in which this famous house is held in India. The family home was donated to the Indian government by Indira Gandhi in 1970. Minto Park is situated near the Yamuna, where Lord Canning read out the declaration by which Britain took over control of India from the East India Company in 1858. Khusru Bagh is situated nearby the Allahabad railway station.

How To Get There

Rail : Allahabad has four railway stations, but major trains on the broad-gauge Delhi-Kanpur-Kolkatta line arrive at the main Allahabad Junctions.

Allahabad, Allahabad city, Allahabad travel Guide, Allahabad Travel and Tourism, Allahabad tours, travel to AllahabadRoad : Allahabad is well connected by road to all the major cities and town of the state and buses ply regulalry to nearby towns of Varanasi, Kanpur & Lucknow.

Local Transport : Taxis, cycles and auto rickshaws are the most common mode of traansport within the city.  

 

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