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Allahabad. Tourism of Allahabad in vacations has grown by leaps and
bounds with a great arrival of tourists from throughout the world who
have been charmingly attractive to the travelers. Allahabad is the
beautiful religious place of Uttar Pradesh. It is the major city of
Uttar Pradesh. Allahabad is situated around a beautiful River Ganga,
Yamuna and Saraswati. It is the most charming tourist
destinations of India. Allahabad is also known as Prayag. The most holy
spot in Allahabad is Triveni Sangam. Prayag is the
confluence of three of the holiest rivers of the Hindu mythology, the
holy Ganga, Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati. Allahabad is the largest
cities in Uttar Pradesh. According to Hindu mythology, Lord Brahma also
referred to it as `Tirth Raj' or the `king of all pilgrimage
Spiritual Tour of Uttar Pradesh covers almost all the famous and
important pilgrims centers of Uttar Pradesh like Prayag, in this ancient
city of pilgrimage, the bathing ghats are main attraction. People flock
here in large numbers every day to take bath in the Ganga River.
Thousands of pilgrims bathe here every January-February and once every
12 years the Kumbh Mela, the world's largest gathering of
pilgrims, drawing millions to the confluence for a holy dip.
is also one of the four venues for the Kumbh Mela, held in its magnitude
every twelve years. Kumbh Mela is Major fair festival of Allahabad.
Ardh Kumbh & Kumbh Mela is famous Hindu mela celebrated in Allahabad.
Ardh Kumbh is held every six years in Allahabad. It is said that a holy
dip in the river Ganges during the Kumbh & Ardh Kumbh gives you Moksha
or Nirvana. Kumbh Mela is the most significant Hindu spiritual gathering
in India that comes once every three years, revolving among four major
Hindu pilgrim centers of India - Allahabad, Haridwar, Ujjain and Nasik.
Fairs are held periodically, every twelve and six years in Allahabad
where a large number of pilgrims and devotees get together to,
Commemorate the churning of the ocean by the Devas (Gods) and Asuras
(Demons) to obtain nector (Amrit).when the coveted Kumbh (jar) of nector
was obtained one of the Devas stopped at four places, Prayag, Haridwar,
Nasik and Ujjain before he finally arrived safely at heaven. A few drops
of this nector are believed to have spilled in the water in these four
places. Sages, Saints and
pilgrims started periodically to flock to these Tirths to celebrate this
divine event by taking dips in the holy rivers.
It is a unique event that blends religious and
social features of Indian society.
An Ardh Kumbh Mela takes place six years after the
Maha Kumbh in each place.
The Kumbh Mela is a holy Hindu pilgrimage and
bathing festival that takes place at the following four places of India:
Prayag (Allahabad, in the state of Uttar
Pradesh) at the union of three rivers Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati. This
is called Sangam.
Haridwar (Uttaranchal), the river Ganga
come in the plains from Himalayas.
Ujjain (Madhya Pradesh), the banks of
Nasik (Maharashtra), the banks of Godavari
Essentially a religious centre which holds promise
of salvation for devotees, Haridwar is also a centre of herbal medicine,
and traditional studies at Gurukul Kangri. There are many places of
scenic beauty on the outskirts of the town.
Allahabad's Civil Lines is the main bus terminus. Civil Lines
divided from the dense, older part of town, known as Chowk, by
Allahabad Junction railway station. There's a Tourist Bungalow and
office on M.G. Rd. The main branch of the State Bank of India is
situated Police Lines. It is the place to Change money. The Nehru family
home, Anand Bhavan is situated in Allahabad.
Some famous tourist places are situated in
Allahabad like Sangam, Fort, Anand Bhavan, Minto Park, Khusru
Bagh, Allahabad Museum and All Saints Cathedral. Sangam is the place
where the shallow, muddy Ganges meets the green River Yamuna. During the
Hindi month of Magha people come to bathe at this holy confluence for
the festival known as the Magha Mela. Astrologers of India
calculate the holiest time to enter the water and draw up a 'Holy Dip
Schedule'. Allahabad Fort was built by Akbar in 1583, the fort situated
on the northern bank of the Yamuna, near the Sangam. Anand Bhavan
is the best kept museum in the country indicating the high regard in
which this famous house is held in India. The family home was donated to
the Indian government by Indira Gandhi in 1970. Minto Park is situated
near the Yamuna, where Lord Canning read out the declaration by which
Britain took over control of India from the East India Company in 1858.
Khusru Bagh is situated nearby the Allahabad railway station.
How To Get There
Rail : Allahabad has four railway stations, but major trains on the broad-gauge Delhi-Kanpur-Kolkatta line arrive at the main Allahabad Junctions.
Road : Allahabad is well connected by road to all the major cities and town
of the state and buses ply regulalry to nearby towns of Varanasi, Kanpur & Lucknow.
Local Transport : Taxis, cycles and auto rickshaws are the most common mode of traansport within the city.