Allahabad

Allahabad

At a Glance
Population
5,959,798
Area
900 sq.kms.
Geo Location
Northwest
Average Climate
18°C - 29°C
Best time to visit
Oct-March

Allahabad tourism revolves around its perennially rich legacy of religious & historical significance since the time immemorial. In fact the Vedas, Ramayana and Mahabharata all refer to this place as Prayag. Allahabad, one of the most sacred cities of the Hindus, is visited by millions of devotees and tourist every year in search of the path of nirvana. It is a city of Uttar Pradesh that is not only a major pilgrimage center, but has a major contribution in the formation of modem India. Hindu mythology states that Lord Brahma, the creator had conducted the Prakrishta Yajna on land found at the confluence of the three holy rivers Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati. This land was blessed by gods, and is none other than Prayagraj or Allahabad. It is this sanctity of the place that has declared Allahabad to be the 'Tirth Raj' or the 'King of all pilgrimage centers'.

Allahabad and its nearby tract with its capital at Kaushambi was known as Vatsa Janapad. It was one of the sixteen ‘Maha Janpadas’ in ‘Aryavart’ in ancient times. In the fourth and fifth centuries, Prayagraj was one of the capitals of the Gupta Empire. In the seventh century Emperor Harsha Vardhana convened a great Buddhist assembly here which was attended by the Chinese pilgrim Hiuen-Tsang. The place was named Allahabad by Akbar who built a fort in 1583 AD. After Mughal rule, the region came under the control of the ‘nawabs’ of Awadh and later the British. After the failure of our first freedom struggle against the British in 1857 AD, the Delhi division was separated from the North-West Province in 1858 AD and also the provincial capital was shifted from Agra to Allahabad.

A tourist finds many well preserved relics belonging to the British here like Muir College and the All Saints Cathedral. Allahabad is also the place where many events of India’s struggle for freedom took place; this is where the first Indian National Congress formed in 1885 AD and where Mahatma Gandhi’s non-violence movement started in 1920 AD. It is this confluence of tradition, mythology and history of Allahabad that makes it a great city. There are many places around Allahabad worth visiting. Every year, thousands gather at Allahabad to take part in the Magh Mela festival, which is held on the banks of the Ganga. The same festival is organized on a larger scale every 12th year and is called the Kumbha Mela, where over 10 million Hindu pilgrims congregate — the largest gathering of human beings in the world. A dip at the confluence during the mela (fair) is the ambition of millions.

Allahabad Tour Packages

Allahabad Kumbh Mela with Varanasi Tour

Allahabad Kumbh Mela with Varanasi Tour

5 Nights / 6 Days
Destination : Delhi - Allahabad- Varanasi

Allahabad Kumbh Mela Tour

Allahabad Kumbh Mela Tour

2 Nights / 3 Days
Destination : Allahabad

Golden Triangle with Kumbh Mela Tour

Golden Triangle with Kumbh Mela Tour

8 Nights / 9 Days
Destination : Delhi - Jaipur – Agra – Allahabad

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