Allahabad

Description

Allahabad is a city known for its historical and religious significance. Three of India’s great rivers; Ganges, Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati meet in Allahabad at a point known as the Sangam. According to Hindu mythology, taking a dip here in the month of January, wipes away sins and has a great religious significance. Consequently, a huge fair is organised every year to cater for the many devotees who flock to the Sangam from all across the country. Vast numbers of tents are installed on the land adjacent to the river bank and the entire area transforms into a temporary religious city, bursting with colour, life and atmosphere – perfect for photography enthusiasts.

 

Kumbh Mela is the world’s largest religious gathering that is held every twelfth year at one of four places, by rotation : Haridwar, Prayag (Allahabad), Nasik and Ujjain. The Ardh Kumbh is held every six years at two places only – Haridwar and Allahabad. The Magh Mela is held every January in Allahabad and lasts for 41 days. Other popular attractions in Allahabad include the All Saints Cathedral, Khusro Bagh, Anand Bhawan and Swaraj Bhavan. The city has also been witness to many important events in India’s freedom struggle, such as the emergence of the first Indian National Congress in 1885, the beginning of Mahatma Gandhi’s non-violence movement in 1920.

Highlights

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Allahabad Fort

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All Saints Cathedral

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Anand Bhawan

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Khusro Bagh

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Kumbh Mela

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Swaraj Bhawan

Hotels

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Tours

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