Places to Visit in Allahabad

Though the city is known for its religious tourism, there are many other tourist places that one visit. Religious tourism attracts many tourists each year and with the on-going development within the city there is an evident increase in the number of tourists visiting Allahabad every year. Following are some of the must see places in Allahabad.

Places to See in Allahabad

Allahabad Fort

Allahabad Fort
Category : History & Culture
This magnificent fort was built by the Mughal king Akbar in 1583 and is situated near the banks of the Yamuna River, close to the Triveni. An amazingly beautiful view of the fort can be seen from the river side. The fort is presently under the custody of Indian army and also is not open for visitors; visitors who wish to visit this palace must take prior permission from the Commandant.

Visitors can call on the following contact number, +91-532-2621854 to visit the fort.

Khusrau Bagh

Khusrau Bagh Allahabad
Category : Garden
This marvel piece was finally completed in the year 1662, under the guidance of the great Mughal King Jahangir. This historic garden was made in the memory of his son Khusro. The graves of both, son Khusro and wife Shah Begum are buried at this historic Garden, this garden is extremely beautiful and offers a wide range of flora. Not only in this term this garden is historic but also this place plays an important role during the times of Independence. This place is famous for its mangoes.

Anand Bhavan

Anand Bhawan Allahabad
Category :History & Culture
This place plays a pivotal role during the times of evidence; this was the place where almost all the important and secret meetings used to be held. This was actual an ancestral property of Nehru-Gandhi family. This place actually witnessed the era of independence, but now this place is converted into a museum containing memorable items of Nehru-Gandhi family. This place is closed on Mondays. This converted museum is a must visit in Allahabad.

Triveni Sangam
Category : Religious
This place is one of the most famous and also one of the most visited places in Allahabad among the tourists. An apt example of scenic beauty, this is the historic place where the three most sacred rivers (Ganga, Saraswati and Yamuna) in India meet.

Triveni Sangam is also known as Sangam, which means Union. It is an enthralling experience to visit the place during sunrise or sunset; the beauty is at its best at these two times. Three very important fairs, Kumbh Mela, Ardh Kumbh Mela and Maha Kumbh Mela are held at the banks of this sacred place. This place is visited by many devotees and tourists every year during the Magh Mela too. More...

Other Tourist Places in Allahabad

Besides these places, if time remains there are several other places in the city worth a visit. These include:
  • Allahabad Museum
  • Allahabad Planetarium
  • Allahabad University
  • Alopi Devi Mandir
  • All Saints Cathedral, Allahabad
  • Pratisthan Pur (Jhunsi)
  • Someshwar Mahadev Temple

Tourist Destinations Near Allahabad


Varanasi is one of the most famous and most visited tourist destinations around Allahabad. It is among the most religious destinations in India. Varanasi is also known by the names of Kashi and Banaras. According to believers this city was founded by Lord Shiva, therefore Varanasi is visited by many devotees throughout the year. This place is also very famous for Paan and Sarees.


The next option that one can explore after visiting the city of Allahabad is the city of Lucknow. Lucknow is also as the city of Nawabs, mainly known for its etiquettes and politeness. This is one of the few newly emerging tourist destinations in India, with the on-going development within the city. The best time to visit Lucknow is during the months of October to March, though this city welcomes tourists throughout the year, many people visit Lucknow for the purpose of business, as this place is famous and deals in Chikan cloth, for which the city is famous in all over the world. More...

Last Updated on : July 17, 2013