Must see places in Allahabad
Allahabad is the land of holy sangam is one of the major holy cities of northern India, Uttar Pradesh. All the religious minded people are familiar with the importance of Teerthraj Prayag which is situated at the confluence of three prominent rivers the Mokshdayini Ganga, Ravisuta Yamuna and Antahsalila Saraswati .The whole city comes alive during the Mahakumbh which is held over here after 12 years. During the Kumb Mela there are some other places of great reverence as well where the visitors can go to get the blessings. Some of the must see places in and around Allhabad are:-
Triveni Sangam:- It is the meeting of three prominent rivers Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati. The confluence of these three major rivers at one point makes it one of the most sacred places to visit. The site has high religious importance for Hindus and it is believed that a bath over here is said to wash all the sins and free human from the cycle of birth and death. Maha Kumbh is organized over here after every 12 years during which million of devotees from all across the world gather over here to take a holy dip which is believed to wash all the sins of pilgrims.
Allahabad Fort:-The fort was built by Mughal Emperor Akbar in 1583 stands on the banks of river Yamuna is a must visit destination of Allahabad. The most interesting structure in the fort is Ashoka Pillar built around 232 BC. Inside the fort there is a zenana, a palace of Mariam –uz-zamani. The location of Allahabad Fort is much revered due to Akshayavat or immortal tree.
Anand Bhawan:- It is an erstwhile ancestral home of the most popular political family of India . Four prominent personalities of Nehru Family stayed over here at some point of time. The family gave the country three prime ministers namely Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi and Rajeev Gandhi. Anand Bhawan has now been transformed into a museum along with a small planetarium as well
Hanuman Mandir:-The famous Hanuman Mandir of Allahabad is situated at the confluence of three sacred rivers. The temple houses a big idol of Lord Hanuman in reclining position. No other temple in India has this kind of idol. According to a popular belief, every year during monsoon the water of River Ganges rises and recedes only after touching the feet of Idol.
Khusro Bagh:- It is a famous Mughal Garden made by the Mughal Emperor Jehangir in the memory of his son Khusro. It is located on the G T Road near Allahabad Junction Railway Station. This is the spot where Prince Khusro was murdered by his brother Shah Jehan. Built in 1622, Khusor’s tomb is a sandstone mausoleum in the center of the garden. The two storied tomb of his mother Shah Begam and the tomb of his sister are situated on the west of Khusro’s tomb.
Trinity Church:- The Trinity Church is the first church in Allahabad which was constructed under the supervision of Lieutenant Sharp and famous architect Major Smith in the year 1839. The church was consecrated on February 19, 1841 by Bishop David Wilson. It is one of the finest church buildings based on Gibb’s prototype of St. Martin-in-fields, London.
Allahabad Museum:- Allahabad Museum was formally inaugurated in 1947 by the prime minister Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru . spreading across 18 galleries , the object on view include pre- historic and Indus valley antiques, stone sculptures, coins, terracotta textiles, weapons and armory, miniature paintings, Buddhist thankas, inscriptions, documents related to the freedom moment of India are just few of them. The place is a must visit site for history lovers and travellers to understand the rich cultural heritage of the country.