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Allahabad is now Prayagraj

Prayagraj is also known as Allahabad is one of the most religious cities in India. It is top in very old scriptures as ‘Prayag’ or ‘Teerthraj’ and is measured as the holiest of religious centers of India. It is located at the meeting of three rivers Ganga, Yamuna, and the unseen Saraswati. The meeting place is known as Triveni and is very holy to Hindus. The Ardha Kumbh held every six years and Mahakumbh every 12 years at Prayagraj Sangam are the largest crowd of pilgrims on this earth.

Traditionally, the city has been an eyewitness to many significant events in India’s freedom fighters such as the appearance of the first Indian National Congress in 1885, the opening of Mahatma Gandhi’s non-violence movement in 1920.

Places You Can Visit in Prayagraj

Iskcon Temple

Iskcon Temple is a well-known place in Prayagraj. It attracts thousands of tourists every year. The location of this well-known temple is near the water tank in Baluaghat. The beautiful temple houses have several guest houses, farmland, and a gift shop.

Allahabad Museum

The Allahabad Museum is in the Civil Lines region of the Prayagraj city in a thriving green garden at Chandrashekhar Azad Park, popularly known as Company Bagh. In 1863, the Board of Revenue requested the government of northwestern provinces for the establishment of a public library and a museum.

The New Yamuna Bridge

The New Yamuna Bridge is also known as the Naini Bridge like a new spine in Prayagraj’s cap. The images talk about the astonishing architecture of this Bridge. The view of the bridge during sunrise and sunset is exciting.

Khusro Bagh

Khusro Bagh is a huge historical garden, in which the tomb of Prince Khusro, the eldest son of Jahangir and Sultan Begum. The three sandstone mausoleums within this walled garden signify a beautiful model of Mughal architecture. The design of its major entrance, nearby gardens, and the three-tier tomb of Sultan Begum are remarkable.

Anand Bhawan

The Anand Bhawan is a famous house museum in Prayagraj, which is known for the Nehru family. It was built by Motilal Nehru in the 1930s to provide the abode of the Nehru family when the unique mansion Swaraj Bhawan was changed into the local headquarters of the Indian National Congress. The Bhawan houses the Jawahar Planetarium.

Kumbh Mela

Allahabad in modern-day Prayagraj is supposed to be the most important religious center for Hindus. Usually, river confluences are starred as favorable places, but in Sangam, the importance of the meeting is most religious because here, the holy Ganga, Yamuna, and the unseen Saraswati meet to become one.

According to mythology, Vishnu was moving a Kumbh (pot) of nectar (Amrit), when a fight broke out and four drops were dropped. They fell to earth at the 4 Tirthas of Prayag, Haridwar, Nasik, and Ujjain. A Tirtha is a place where the religious can reach salvation. The event is honored every 3 years by the Kumbh Mela, held at each Tirtha place in turn; the Sangam is known as Tirtharaj, the ‘King of Tirthas’ and here the Ardha Kumbh is held once in every six years and Maha Kumbh is held once in every twelve years, which is the most and holiest of all.


This is the place in Prayagraj where the Ganga (brown water) meets the Yamuna (green water), with the unseen Saraswati, which remains unseen but is assumed to run underground. It is located nearby Civil Lines, seen by the eastern ramparts of the Akbar Fort.

Allahabad Central University

Allahabad Central University was started on the 23rd of September, 1887; it is the fourth oldest university in India. It was recognized under the guidance of Sir William Muir, the Lt. Governor of the United Provinces, and the structure was designed by Sir William Emerson. The architecture of the college building reflects influences from Egypt, England, and India's architectural essentials.

Chandra Shekhar Azad Park (Alfred Park)

A park, 133 acres in area and located in the heart of the city’s English quarters, Civil Lines, was built to commemorate the event. In 1931, Chandra Shekhar Azad, the greatest freedom fighter was occupied in a vicious gunfight with the British in this park. Azad died here on 27 February 1931 at Age of 24 Years.