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Allahabad is a city in Uttar Pradesh and falls in the administrative headquarters of the Allahabad district. It is also known as 'Prayag', which means the place of offerings. It is the seventh most populous city of Uttar Pradesh and was ranked 130th fastest-growing city in the world in 2011. The metropolitan region of the city covers an area of 63.07 sq km and the population of the city as per Census 2011 is more than one million. The Allahabad district is located at 25° 26' N / 81° 50' E at an elevation of 98 m.

Allahabad is considered as a sacred place because the sacred rivers; namely, Ganges, Yamuna and Saraswati unite here. Being one of the oldest cities in the country, it houses many historical Hindu temples. 'Maha Kumbh Mela' is the biggest religious event organised in Allahabad after every 12 years in which Hindus gather to bathe in a sacred river as it is believed that when Lord Vishnu, embodied as Mohini, was flying away with Amrita (the nectar of immortality), he spilled four drops of it at four places: Allahabad, Haridwar, Nashik and Ujjain. Thus, this mass Hindu pilgrimage of faith started. It is reckoned as the largest peaceful gathering in the world. The event is the main attraction of the city and draws numerous pilgrims and tourists. Apart from that, Allahabad Fort, Thornhill Mayne Memorial, Khusro Bagh and Jawahar Planetarium are some of the tourist attractions in the city.

Allahabad is also called the 'City of Prime Ministers' as many Indian prime ministers belong to the city. They were either born there or had studied at Allahabad University or were elected from the Allahabad constituency. Some of those prime ministers were Jawaharlal Nehru, Gulzarilal Nanda, Lal Bahadur Shastri, Indira Gandhi, Rajiv Gandhi and Chandra Shekhar.

Agriculture is the main industry of the city and crops like pigeon peas (arhar), pearl millet (bajra), green gram (moong) and black gram (urd) have a great amount of share in the industry. More than 10,000 unregistered small scale industries are present in the city that contribute to its economy. The city also houses many educational institutions.

How to Reach?

Allahabad Airport or Bamrauli Airport connects Allahabad to other major cities in the country. Other nearest airports are in Varanasi, Kanpur and Lucknow. It is well-connected through railways to other parts of India. The city has many railway stations such as Chheoki, Naini, Allahabad City, Allahabad Junction, Bamrauli, Subedarganj and others. The Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation plies regular buses connecting Allahabad to the other cities of Uttar Pradesh.

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Alopi Devi Temple, Allahabad
Believe the Unbelievable at the Alopi Devi Temple in Allahabad : Location: Alopibagh, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh The possibility of the impossible is what that keeps our faith in the divine alive. A lot of things that happen in our lives appear to be so bizarre that they are regarded as a miracle. Just like the story of the Alopi Devi Temple in Allahabad. Situated near the holy sangam of Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati, this temple is one of the most astounding temples that I have ever…
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Anand Bhawan, Allahabad
Anand Bhawan in Allahabad: The Centre of the Great Indian National Movement : Location: Jawaharlal Nehru Road, Allenganj, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh The Indian Freedom Struggle is that part of the history which, even today, touches the heart-chords of every Indian. Testimonies of the long drawn battle are held with utmost respect and are preserved with great care by the Government of India. One of the greatest avowals of the Freedom Struggle is the place which served as the centre of all the activities of the Congress, the Anand…
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Khusro Bagh in Allahabad
Khusro Bagh – A tranquil garden surrounding Mughal structures : Location: GT Road, Near Allahabad Junction Station, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh Located in Allahabad, Khusro Bagh is an exquisite example of Mughal architecture. The garden is believed to be commissioned by Emperor Jahangir in fond memory of his son Khusro, who was murdered by his brother Shah Jahan. Besides the Tomb of Khusro, this walled garden surrounds two other sandstone mausoleums – Tomb of Shah Begum and Tomb of Nithar. The tomb of Khusro's mother, Shah…
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Yamuna Bridge, Allahabad
Yamuna Bridge, Allahabad – Among India’s Longest Cable-Stayed Bridges : Location: Allahabad/Naini, Uttar Pradesh One of the oldest cities in India, Allahabad has witnessed an era of historic confluence and also is among the revered pilgrimage places in the country. Be it the magnanimous Allahabad Fort, the pious Triveni Sangam or the Chandrashekhar Azad Park, Allahabad has a long list of attractions for its visitors to explore. Yamuna Bridge is like a new feather in Allahabad's cap. The image speaks about the stupendous architecture of…
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Hathi Park in Allahabad
Hathi Park or Children Park in Allahabad : Location: Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh Sumitra Nandan Park or Hathi Park is situated opposite to the Allahabad Museum. The park attracts mainly the kids for it has a huge stone elephant as its main attraction. A huge gateway opens into the lush green park that also has a small zoo. It is well maintained and is adorned with a variety of flowers, shrubs and trees. It is even known as the Children's Park of Allahabad. Minor…
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Last Updated on : July 9, 2015





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