Alfred Park

Earlier called Alfred Park, this 133-acre complex was built in 1870 when the old cantonments of Georgetown were transformed into a park following which Civil Lines (called Canning Town) was developed following the Mutiny. The park is said to commerate Prince Alfred’s visit to Prayagraj. It was renamed after the Indian revolutionary, Chandrashekhar Azad, who […]

Allahabad Museum

At the edge of the Chandrashekhar Azad Park, the Allahabad Museum was established in 1931 as a natural history museum but has since grown to become well-known for its collection of stone sculptures, terracottas, coins, archaeological objects and paintings. Outside the museum, you can see a display of sculptures from archaeological sites. Inside, the sculpture […]

Allahabad Fort

Allahabad Fort is a fort built by the Mughal emperor Akbar at Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India in 1583. The fort stands on the banks of the Yamuna near its confluence with the river Ganga. Akbar’s fort was constructed in such a way that it enclosed the famous Akshayavat tree, where people would commit suicide in […]

Anand Bhawan

Anand Bhawan comprises a pair of picturesque mansions, called Anand Bhawan and Swaraj Bhawan, set in parklands. As this estate was the residence of Motilal Nehru, his son Jawaharlal Nehru and granddaughter Indira Gandhi, it now forms a museum memorial related to the Nehru family. This estate was bought by the lawyer, Motilal Nehru in […]

Alopi Devi Mandir

Alopi Devi Mandir is situated next to the place where the Ganga, Yamuna, and Saraswati rivers converge. This temple is one of the holiest in India. It is believed that when Sati was burnt, Lord Shiva was moving around the sky with her body. When Lord Vishnu saw this sight, he threw his chakra at […]

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