Allahabad: City of Prime Ministers
Referred to as ‘Prayag’ in the ancient mythological texts of Ramayana and Mahabharata, Allahabad is located at the confluence of three rivers – River Ganga, River Yamuna and mythical River Saraswati. Allahabad Tourism has evolved in various facets – cultural, political, social or even religious. Considered as the heart of Hinduism, it is also revered as the ‘Tirth Raj.’ In fact, it is strongly believed that Lord Brahma performed the Pakrista Yagna in Allahabad for the creation of the universe. Later in 1575, the city was named as ‘Illabahad’ by the Mughal Emperor Akbar. Today, Allahabad is known for being the major pilgrimage for Hinduism. In addition to it, there are several Indian Prime Ministers who hailed from Allahabad, thereby endowing it an important place in the modern political development of India.
Kumbh Mela held in Allahabad, once every 12 years, is definitely one of the main attractions of Allahabad Travel. Even the annual Magh Mela organised at the sacred Sangam, draws millions of tourists and pilgrims. There are several other interesting tourist places included in the Allahabad Travel Guide, like the temples, forts and universities. Few important temples are Bade Hanumanji Temple, Patalpuri Temple and Kalyani Devi Temple. The ancestral home of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, India’s first Prime Minister at Anand Bhawan is another sought after destination. The Allahabad High Court and the Allahabad University have further importance in the evolving tourism. Hence, to explore the different shades of North India, one must delve into the in-depth study of Allahabad Travel.recommended tours