allahabad Travel Guide

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Welcome to Allahabad

Allahabad,The Most Populated City of Uttar Pradesh 

Introduction 
Allahabad is the seventh most populated city which is situated in the state of Uttar Pradesh. It is the Administrative headquarters of the Allahabad District and has a famous cultural and historical heritage. It is situated on the banks of the great rivers of India, Lord Brahma, God of creation chose Prayag to perform Pakrista Yagna at the beginning of creation. The city is home to colleges, research institutions and central and state government offices. Allahabad has hosted cultural and sporting events, including Kumbh Mela and the Indira Marathon. Allahabad is famous for its celebration of Kumbh Mela every twelve years and 'Ardh' (half) kumbh mela every six years. The city draws the world's largest congregation during Kumbh Mela. Although the city's economy was built on tourism, most of its income now derives from real estate and financial services.
History 
The name Allahabad was obtained in the year 1583, when the Mughal emperor Jalal al-din Muhammad Akbar transformed its name. The city was founded by Kaushambi by the Kuru rulers of Hastinapur. In Hindi, its name is 'Illahabad', wherein 'Illah' means God in Arabic and 'abad' in Persian which implies to manufacture or to build. Therefore Allahabad means, 'city of God'. Hindu mythology states that at the commencement of creation, Lord Brahma chose a particular region on earth to perform a sacred ritual, known as 'Prakista Yag'. Lord Brahma, who is worshipped by Hindus as the Lord of Trinity (Tridev-Brahma, Vishnu and Maheshwara), had referred Allahabad as 'Tirth Raj', meaning, 'the king of all pilgrimage spots'.

Tourism 
Allahabad is a most beautiful tourist destination in the state of Uttar Pradesh. There are many forts, temples, gardens, museums and chruches in Allahabad. It is well connected with the major cities of the country through air, rail and road. There are many places to visit in Allahabad are Hanuman temple, Allahabad Fort, company gardens, Anand Bhavan, Nag Basuki temple and many more. Apart from this, the city has numerous attractive places and sightseeing, which makes it an ideal tourist spot for travellers.

Places to visit 

Allahabad Fort
Allahabad fort is one of the oldest fort which is situated in Allahabad. The fort was built by Great Emperor named Akbar in 1583 AD and stands on the banks of river Ganga. The fort has huge and massive walls and three gateways that are flanked by high towers.

Hanuman Temple
Hanuman temple is one of the most famous Hindu temple which is situated near the Allahabad fort. The temple is dedicated to Lord Hanuman. It is a unique which is famous for being the only temple where Lord Hanuman is seen in a recline posture. There are number of Devotees come to this temple to get the blessings of Lord Hanuman.

Triveni Sangam
Triveni Sangam is a major tourist attraction which is situated at a distance of 7 kms away from the city of Allahabad. It is a meeting point of three rivers namely Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati. It is the place where the brown coloured Ganges meets the greenish Yamuna with invisible Saraswati.

Someshwar Mahadev Temple
Someshwar Mahadev Temple is one of the most famous Hindu temple which is situated in Allahabad. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is located opposite to the Allahabad fort. There are many devotees come here to get the blessings of the Lord Shiva.

Area 70.5 kmĀ²
Population 1117094
Language Hindi and English
Pin Code 211001

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