Tuesday, 17 July 2012

ABOUT ALLAHABAD


About Allahabad


If you are interested in knowing about Allahabad, then on your tour to India, you will immediately see that it is a city of tremendous historic and religious significance. Being one of the preferred tourist destinations in India, the city has on offer several architectural instances. A key pilgrimage spot for the Hindus, it is traveled to by hordes of tourists from various countries of the world.
Fast Facts
Area:63.07 sq km
Altitude:98 m above sea level
Population:9, 90,298
Languages:Hindi, English, and Urdu
Best time to visit:November to February
STD Code
0532

Location
On the confluence of river Ganga and Yamuna in the state of Uttar Pradesh, is located the city of Allahabad. Your desire to know moreabout Allahabad will be satisfied on your trip to one of the most traversed tourist destinations in India. A bearer of the rich legacy of India’s past, it is also a major holy site for the Hindus with the two of the chief rivers flowing by and witnesses the influx of numerous pilgrims from various corners of the globe.
Best Season, Climate, and Clothing
History
Seeking to know about Allahabad will let you into the fact that it existed as a town as early as 600 B.C, and was known as Prayag. The history of Allahabad is proudly witness to the visits by institutional greats like Hiuen Tsang and Fa Hien, the Chinese travelers, in the fifth and the seventh centuries respectively and also by eminent personalities like Harsha, Akbar, Dara Shikoh, Khusro, and Queen Victoria.

The Sangam, located 7 km from Civil Lines, is the junction of three hallowed rivers-the Ganga, Yamuna, and Saraswati. It serves as the venue of the famous Kumbh Mela, which is held here in every 12 years.

Best Season, Climate, and Clothing
The best time to travel to the city of Allahabad is between the months of November and February. Summers require light clothing and during winters woolens are required.
Tourist Attractions in Allahabad
A tour to India and then a trip to Allahabad will tell you that the area in and around the city is replete with both religious and historical tourist attractions. The greatest of the tourist attractions in Allahabad is the Kumbh Mela which is held in every 12 years. Jhusi, also known as Pratisthanpuri, barely at 9 km from Allahabad is a spot of tranquility with many ashrams and temples. Another of the important tourist attractions in India is Kaushambi at 62 km. Along the banks of the River Yamuna is situated the archaeological site of Bhita (20 km).

The other tourist attractions in Allahabad are as follows:
  • Anand Bhawan
  • Swaraj Bhawan
  • Allahabad Fort
  • Hanuman Mandir
  • Patalpuri Temple and Akshaya Vat
  • Khusrau Bagh
  • Allahabad Museum 

  • No comments:

    Post a Comment