Allahabad - Lord Brahma’s arrival

EN-ROUTE TO ALLAHABAD SANGAM – EXPLORING ALLAHABAD

The holy water of Ganges calls out for the melancholy to give solace at its confluence of river Yamuna on the holy grounds of Allahabad. Ravishing, picturesque, lofty forts with the mélange of the old and new are to name a few key attractions of this city. You won’t get enough of the experiences while exploring the place. Find out some intriguing and yet peaceful spots for yourself are something you can look out for during your visit.

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TOP MONUMENTS TO VISIT IN ALLAHABAD

STORY-TELLING STRUCTURES

Khusro Bagh: The Emperor’s paradise

It is an alluring walled garden which caters to the prowess of Mughal Architecture. This placid setting complements the tomb of the Mughal Emperor Jahangir alongside his wife and son Khusro. Lush green gardens along with famous Guava and Mango trees accompany the peace and solitude of this place.

The untold story of the Allahabad Fort

The tales of the fort are unsaid yet there is a lot you can discover within its three gateways. You will feel like a royalty yourself by the glimpse of it.  The fort opens every 12 years and stands strong alongside the confluence at Prayag. Art infused architecture inspired by the Hindu and Islamic building styles add up to its glory. It is the largest structure built by Mughal emperor Akbar.

Anand Bhawan: Living historic home

It is the historic home turned museum of the Nehru family. The mansion was designed personally by Motilal Nehru. It played a major role during the freedom struggle. It was later handed over to the government by Indira Gandhi. You will fall in love with featured personal relics of Nehru and his family.

Nehru Planetarium: Celestial wonder!

Situated beside the double storied mansion, Anand Bhavan, the Nehru planetarium plans to take its visitors on to a celestial trip. State of the art services and sky shows on astronomy and science are some of the highlights of this place.

Cathedral Church: The church of stone!

Cathedral Church is a 125-year-old angelic cathedral in Allahabad. It is one of the top spots of the travelers because of its remarkable colonial architecture and illustrious glass and marble art pieces. It was built by William Emerson, a British architect. The church is famous for its fine workmanship, narrow aisle and beautiful color combination which are intact till now.

SEASONAL FESTIVITIES

MAGH MELA: FINAL FESTIVE FAIR OF THE YEAR

The city lightens and brightens every February during the Hindu month of Magh for its final festive fair. This fair is the symbol of prosperity and development.  If you wish to experience it in full form then bathing deep into the holy waters is a mandatory ritual.

WATER SPORTS FESTIVAL: ‘CHALO KHELE!

Without the bondages of spirituality and threads of religious sentiments, there is yet another festival celebrated in Allahabad. It is organized in the month of February by the Allahabad water club. The spirit of the event is very enthralling and you will definitely turn into a local and will start dancing to the rhythm of the event.

ARDH KUMBH MELA

If you aren’t a people’s person then Ardh Kumbh will be the golden ticket for you. You can experience the same placidity without making many efforts. It takes place every 6 years and you cannot describe the experience during this time. Visiting Allahabad during this time is certainly a travel yes! yes!

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