Allahabad at a Glance

Anand Bhawan

Anand Bhavan is the ancestral home of Jawaharlal Nehru, the freedom fighter and the first Prime-Minister of India. The place is also home to Indira Gandhi, the "Iron Lady of India".The place has today been turned into a fine museum. The importance of this place also increases because of the fact that several momentous decisions and events, related to the freedom struggle took place here. The main building houses a museum that displays the memorabilia of the Nehru family.

Indira Gandhi donated Anand Bhawan to the Indian government in the year 1970 that was later converted into a museum on her behest. This museum is very well kept and worth visiting. For more details click here.

Allahabad Fort

The Allahabad Fort of Uttar Pradesh is built in 1583 by Emperor Akbar near the banks of the river Yamunanear the site of confluence with river Ganges. The majestic Allahabad Fort is one of the largest fort built during Akbar's reign. In its prime, the fort was unrivaled for its design, construction and craftsmanship. This huge fort has three galleries flanked by high towers. Today, the Allahabad Fort in Uttar Pradesh is utilized by the Indian Army. You need to take permission if you wish to visit the Allahabad Fort but only a limited area is open to visitors. The Allahabad Fort comprises of heavy walls and three gateways flanked by high towers.

You will find a 'Zenana' or harem and JodhabaiPalace inside the Allahabad Fort.The Jodhabai Mahal inside the Allahabad Fort is attractive monument that shows a fusion of Hindu as well as Islamic architecture pattern. There is an Ashoka pillar that was earthed by the order of the great Mauryan King, Ashoka in 232 BC, a well called the 'Saraswati Koop', Patalpuri or the underground temple and the very old 'Akshaya Vata' inside the Allahabad Fort. For more details click here.

Chandrashekhar Azad park

Chandra Shekhar Azad Park is a must visit tourist destination in the city of Allahabad. It is located behind Allahabad Museum in Allahabad. The park was built to commemorate the visit of Prince Alfred, the Duke of Edinburgh, to Allahabad. Hence it was earlier known as Alfred Park. It got its present name from Chandra Shekhar Azad, a patriotic leader who sacrificed his life here. The park became famous during the Indian Freedom Struggle. This was the same place where the famous encounter between the British police and Indian revolutionary took place. Chandra Shekhar Azad had taken the vow that come what may, he will never let himself in to the hands of imperial police. Therefore he took the pseudonym 'Azad' that means 'Free' in Hindi. For more details click here.

Jawahar Planetarium

Jawahar Planetarium. Situated beside Anand Bhawan. Can be visited for a celestial trip of thescientific kind. It's worth every moment. It is worth visiting this planetarium and it is definitely a lifetime experience for the tourists. Here the visitors can take and measure their weight on Moon and Jupiter. There is a moon model on display at the planetarium. For more details click here.

Khusro Bagh

Khusro Bagh, located close to Allahabad railway station, is one of the popular tourist destinations in Allahabad. The park holds a huge historical significance as it houses the tomb of Prince Khusro. Prince Khusro was one of the sons of Emperor Jahangir. He was brutally executed in the war of succession. The facts state that during the fight of succession, Prince Khurram, who was also the son of Jahangir eliminated Khusro. After that he wrested the power from his father as well. Later as the time passed, Prince Khurram grew up to become Shah Jahan who built theTaj Mahal in the loving memory of his deceased wife. Located near to this tomb is another unoccupied tomb, which was intended for his sister. In addition, there is another tomb which was constructed for Khusro's mother. She poisoned herself in despair as she was not able to handle Khusro's opposition of his father Jahangir. For more details click here.

Triveni Sangam

One Such Triveni Sangam is in Prayag, India. A place of religious importance and the site for historic Kumbh Mela held every 12 years. Kumbh Mela is a religious event that is organized on a grand scale in India. Kumbh Mela has a lot of significance for people in India, as it gives them an opportunity to liberate themselves from the sufferings and wash away all their sins. The Triveni Sangam in Allahabad is a confluence of 3 rivers, the Ganga, Yamuna, and Saraswati. Of these three, the river Saraswati is invisible and is said to flow underground and join the other two rivers from below. The river Yamuna merges into the Ganga at this point and the Ganga continues on until it meets the sea at the Bay of Bengal. At the confluence of these two great Indian rivers, where the invisible Saraswati conjoins them, many tirtha yatris take boats to bathe from platforms erected in the Sangam. For more details click here.