Allahabad Fort that stands on the northern banks of Yamuna near the confluence is a must visit destination in Allahabad.
Emperor Akbar himself commissioned this magnificently designed fort in the year 1583. There was a time when this fort was
considered among the best garrisons in the entire Mughal Empire but little is left of that grandeur today. The fort has
massive walls and three gateways that are flanked by high towers.
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.
Alfred Park is a must visit tourist destination in the city of Allahabad. Apart from the fact that Alfred Park is the largest
park in Allahabad, it has historical significance as well. The park is marked by huge statue of George V and Victoria that
were installed in the very center. The Park was the site for official ceremonies at the time of British that were often
followed by musical performances of the Police Band.
The University of Allahabad that is popularly called Allahabad University was only the 4th modern University established in
India. The university was established on 23rd September 1887. During the course of history, the university has maintained its
sound academic tradition and several extraordinary achievements to its credit.
Khusrau Bagh is close to Allahabad railway station. It is a must visit tourist destination in Allahabad. The park has a
historical significance. That is because; this park houses the tomb of Prince Khusru who was one of the sons of Emperor
Allahabad Museum is one of the best-kept museums in India and that is what makes it a must visit destination in Allahabad.
The specialty of this museum lies in the fact that it has separate galleries devoted to archeological findings, natural
history exhibits, art gallery and artifacts donated by Jawaharlal Nehru.
The Indian Institute of Information Technology Allahabad that is also called IIIT Allahabad was established in 1999, as a
center of excellence in Information Technology and Computer Science by Government of India. This institution was established
in order to churn out enough graduates to meet the demand of software engineers that was increasing rapidly due to IT boom
in US and Europe.
Minto Park that has been re-christened Madan Mohan Malaviya Park is a must visit destination in Allahabad. The park has its
prominence in the chronicles of History and that is why it is a must for both researchers as well as casual visitor. Minto
Park has been erected on a site near the Saraswati Ghat in Yamuna. The site has a special place in the history of British
India.The Great Ashoka pillar is situated here.This gigantic Ashoka pillar, of polished sandstone, stands 10.6 m high, dating back to 232 B.C. The pillar has several
edicts, and a Persian inscription of Emperor Jahangir inscribed on it, commemorating his accession to the throne.
Within this underground temple, inside the fort, lies the Akshayavat - or the immortal tree.
This unique temple at the Sangam, is the only one in North India, where the idol of Lord Hanuman, is to be seen in a
Situated near Saraswati Ghat, on the banks of the Yamuna, this is one of the famous Shiv temples of Allahabad.
Lord Rama is said to have visited this Ashram during his exile. It's also associated with Rishi Bharadwaj.
According to legends, Lord Vishnu was carrying a Kumbh (pot) of amrita (nectar), when a scuffle broke out between the Gods
and demons, four drops spilled on Earth. The nectar drops fell at Prayag, Haridwar, Nashik and Ujjain (venues of Kumbha Mela)
.The event is commemorated every three years by the Kumbh Mela, held at each of these four places in turn; the Sangam is
known as Tirtharaja, the "King of Tirthas", and the Kumbha Mela, once every twelve years, is the greatest and holiest of all.