Allahabad, currently known as Prayagraj is one of the holiest places for Hindus all over the country. It is a place devoted to pilgrims and has seen all the faces of political, cultural and religious influence from ages. Not only this, it is famous for its amazing food culture, monuments, kind-hearted people and above all their devotion towards the holy one. Moreover, it marks the meeting of the three rivers namely Ganga, Yamuna, and Saraswati.
There are several monuments from ancient times such as the tomb of Khusru, Allahabad fort built by Emperor Akbar and many more. It is also famous worldwide for the Kumbh Mela, where Hindu pilgrims from all over the country visit the place.
Below are my recommended top places to visit in Pryagrajwith all detail
7 Best Places to visit in Prayagraj
1. Triveni Sangam
One of the holiest places in India, this place marks the meeting of three rivers namely Ganga, Yamuna, and Saraswati. One can easily distinguish between the three rivers with the colors, where Ganga is clear water, Yamuna and Saraswati are greenish in color.
Every 12 years this place hosts the biggest event of all times known as Kumbh Mela which witnesses an attendance of more than 100 million devotees. It is truly believed that whoever takes a bath in the holy water is granted the path to heaven when the time comes. Not just this, the site looks visually stunning and at the same time as peaceful as anything can be.
2. Allahabad Fort
One of the most beautiful forts standing on the banks of the river Yamuna is the depiction of the architectural beauty in historic times. It was built by Emperor Akbar in 1853. Since then it has been one of the major tourist attractions of people all over the world. This fort comprises of three galleries which are currently used by the army personnel and only limited people are allowed to visit it.
As a visitor, you can witness the Ashoka Pillar and the Saraswati Koop, which is the source of the Saraswati river and the Jodhabai Palace. Moreover, you can see the very famous immortal Banyan tree which is called the “ Akshaya Vatt” located in the Patliputra temple complex in the fort.
3. Khusro Bagh
Khusro Bagh marks the home of three sandstone mausoleums. It belongs to the eldest son of Jahangir, Khusaru Mirza after whom the tomb was named, his first wife Shah Begum and daughter Nithar Begum. Prince Khusro rebelled against his father and later lead to his death. After which this place became the burial ground of the prince and his family.
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The garden and the tombs mark the artistic beauty of the Mughals and their sense of architecture in the historic times. Since then the tombs and the gardens have been well maintained for tourists all over the world who visit to see the carving on the walls of these sandstone Mausoleums.
4. All Saints Cathedral
Pathar Girija as it is popularly known by All Saints Cathedral is yet another stunning piece of architecture built by the Britishers. It was during the 13th century that this Gothic masterpiece was brought to its glory. It stands a massive 31 meters in height and is one of the most prized possessions in Allahabad.
You can witness the beauty of this church through the carving on its walls and the glasswork that mars the significance of the earlier times. Great historians visit this place to study the work of the architects and the idea behind their creation.
5. Anand Bhavan
Anand Bhavan was bought by the Indian Political Leader Motilal Nehru in the 1930s. It served as the residence of the Nehru Family and currently, this is known as Swaraj Bhawan. During the time of his son Jawaharlal Nehru, this place became the headquarters for All Indian Congress Committee in the 1920s.
The building functions as a museum which is managed by the Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Fund. It is open to tourists and other public who can witness the architecture of the earlier times. It contains about 42 rooms and photographs of the Indian freedom movement.
6. Alfred Park
It is one of the biggest parks in Prayagraj, also known as Chandrashekhar Azad Park. It was renamed after India’s freedom fighter Chandra Shekhar Azad who gave up his life for India Independence during 1931.
This park covers the land for about 133 acres. The greenery and beauty of this park is a major attraction of the city. If you have been looking for peace for a very long time, you should definitely visit the place.
7. Allahabad Museum
Allahabad Museum is a national museum in Uttar Pradesh, built in the year 1931. This place has been funded all these years by the ministry of culture to mark the importance of art, history, and culture of the historic times. You can find various old artifacts, statues, art collections, etc.
Moreover, it is a major research center for historians, archeologists, artists, literature, etc. These professionals visit the place in search of finding answers and discover the unknown facts about people who lived years ago. Also, this museum using solar energy for power, making it the first museum that uses energy-efficient resources for power generation.
There are various other places that you can visit during your stay in Prayagraj. But the places mentioned above are a must-visit which are most visited by people all over the world who come to understand and witness the culture of this country. Make sure to share your experience with us and all the places apart from these that are worth exploring.