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Yamuna Bridge at Allahabad

Allahabad gets known as settled by God in Uttar Pradesh naming itself one of the holiest cities of the country. Renamed from Prayaga to Allahabad by Mughal Emperor-Akbar, this holy city appears out as the second-oldest city in the country. Allahabad comes deeply associated with Hinduism organising to Kumbha Mela at banks of river Ganga after a respective gap of each twelve years.

This holy city in Uttar Pradesh is a place where Lord Brahma sacrificed himself after he created the world. Allahabad materializes out as one of the four sites of mass hindu pilgrimage-Kumbha Mela existing at Sangam (the confluence of three rivers-Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati). This holy land Allahabad occurs as one of the Shaktipeethas enthralling to Hindus to visit Goddess Alopi Temple.

Attractions of Allahabad

Hanuman Temple

Close to the Sangam in Allahabad, this Hanuman Temple is unique in North India, for its supine image of Lord  Hanuman. Here the big idol of Lord Hanuman appears out in a reclining posture. When the River Ganga gets in spate, this temple emerges submerged.

Ashoka Pillar

Dating back to 232 B.C., This gigantic 10.6 meters high and polished sandstone has several edicts. The Persian inscription from Emperor Jahangir inscribed on it paying tribute to his extension to the throne.

Swaraj Bhawan

The old Anand Bhawan gets renamed Swaraj Bhawan by Moti Lal Nehru. In the year of 1930, this Bhawan donated by Moti Lal Nehru to the Nation to use as the headquarters of the Congress Committee.

Allahabad Fort

Built by the Mughal Emperor Akbar in 1583 A.D., the Allahabad Fort stands on the banks of the Yamuna near the Sangam. This huge and majestic fort has three magnificent galleries compassed by high towers.

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Situated around 62 kms. from Allahabad, Kaushambi is a place conventionally associated with the Mahabharata. This city also comes in vision as a great Buddhist centre before. Lord Buddha visited   to Kaushambi twice to addres his discourses.

Climate during Kumbhmela

Allahabad presents the usual version of a humid subtropical climate which comes common to cities in north-central India. During Kumbh Mela there will be winter season from December to March. Temperatures rarely fall to the freezing point. Maximum temperatures are around 22 °C (72 °F) and minimum around 10 °C (50 °F).


Allahabad as an ancient city of the country gives to the visitors a list of budgeted hotles, luxury hotels and even the Dharamshalas to stay. Hotels OR other acommodation in Allahabad has an easy access to local and inter-state transports relying to connect the visitor with other major parts of the country.

How to Reach

By Air: Allahabad has its own domestic airport naming Bamrauli airport. Situated 15 kms. away from Allahabad, Bamrauli airport connected to metros like Delhi, Kolkata and Lucknow.

By Rail: Allahabad with its major railway station gets connected to all the important cities of the country.

By Road: UPSRTC buses give the elite service to most of the cities in Uttar Pradesh. The bus services available in Allahabad arrange a clear access to Delhi and Kolkata.

Witness to the incredible journey of Hinduism accomplished once in Allahabad, after an eye at the conflunce of Sangam!

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