India - Allahabad City Information

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Allahabad City Information

Allahabad formerly known as Prayag is built on a very ancient site of the Aryans. It is located at the junction of the holy rivers the Ganga, the Yamuna and the Saraswati.

It is the place of importance in the Hindu religion. It is a city which has the mixed culture of Hindus, Muslims, Jains and Christans.

Places of Interest:

Sangam - The sacred Sangam is the confluence of three of the holiest rivers in Hindu mythology. It is believed that bathing at the Sangam is auspicious. Maha Kumbh Mela is held every 12 years.
 
Allahabad Fort - The majestic fort built by Emperor Akbar on the banks of the Yamuna near the confluence is matchless in its design and construction. It is now being used by the army.

Khusrau Bagh - Khusrau Bagh has the tomb of Prince Khusrau, son of the Mughal emperor Jehangir.
 
Allahabad Museum - Allahabad Museum has 18 galleries containing a wide range of stone sculptures of various centuries.
 
Anand Bhawan - Anand Bhavan which was the former ancestral home of the Nehru family is now turned into a museum. The exhibits relate to Nehru family.

Swaraj Bhawan - Swaraj Bhavan was donated to the Nation by Moti Lal Nehru to be used as the headquarters of the Congress Committee.

Muir Central College - Designed by William Emerson, the college has Indo-saracenic style of architecture. It is one of the most reputed universities of India.

Minto Park or Madan Mohan Malviya Park - Minto Park is the place where the East India Company officially handed over control of India to the British government in 1858.

 

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