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Places Of Allahabad

Anand Bhawan

The ancestral home of Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru, the first prime minister of India. The premise bears mute testimony to the freedom struggle of our country. Today it is a museum displaying the memorabilia of the family.

Open: 9.30 a.m. to 5.00p.m.
Entry ticket Rs. 51/-,
Closed on Monday
Phone: 2467071, 2467096

Allahabad Museum

Located at the edge of the Chandra Shekhar Azad Park, this museum has an excellent collection of sculptures and terracotta artifacts.

Open: 10.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.,
The day of closer are Monday and Sunday and every second Saturday.
Phone: 2600834.

Allahabad University

The University was established in 1887. This is a famous Educational Institute. The university is also called 'Oxford of East'.

All Saint Cathedral (Pathar wala Girja)

Considered as one of the finest Anglican Cathedral in Asia, built in the 13th century Gothic style, this Cathedral is a remarkable example of colonial architecture of India. Designed by Sir William Emerson, architect of Victoria Memorial, Calcutta, the Cathedral still retains most of its stained glass work.

Arrail

Spread across river Yamuna, Arrail is a religious center with many temples and ahrums. Prominent among them are Someshwar Nath Temple, Chakramadhav Temple, Lalita Devi Temple and Triveni Pushpa. It is accessible by road and boat.

Alopi Devi Temple

One of the prominent Siddipeeths is in Alopibagh locality. It is unique as small wooden jhoola (swing) above a square shaped platform with a small kund is worshipped as the deity. In front of the temple is Shankarachaya Ashram of Jyotishpeeth.

Bharadwaj Ashram

Associated with sage Bharadwaj, it is believed to have been visited by Lord Ram while proceeding to Chitrakoot in his exile. At present there are temples of Bharadwajeswar Mahadev, Sage Bharadwaj and Goddes Kali.

Chandra Shekhar Azad Park

Dedicated to Martyr Chandra Shekhar Azad who laid down his life fighting British forces here. His statue has been installed.


Hanuman Temple (Near Sangam)

The prominent temple near the Fort is unique in the sense that it has a huge idol of Lord Hanuman in a lying posture a few feet below the ground.

Sangam

The place where three holy rivers, Ganga, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati merge into one. It offers fascinating view at sunrise and sunset. Kumbh Mela, Ardh Kumbh Mela, and annual Magh Mela are held on the banks of Sangam. One can reach Sangam by boat for a dip in the holy waters.

Akbar Fort

Emperor Akbar built the huge megestic Fort in 1583 A.D. on the bank of river Yamuna close to Sangam. The view is best appreciated from the river front. Inside the Fort stands the polished sandstone Ashoka Pillar dating back to 232 B.C. This 10.6 meter high pillar has several rare edicts. Saraswati Koop and Rang Mahal are the main attraction.

Akshayavata (The undying Banyan Tree)

This famous tree mentioned by the historians stands inside the Fort. As per Hindu belief it is an immortal tree, which never dies. The underground Patalpuri Temple, The palace of Jodha bai and Saraswati Koop are also inside the Fort Permission is needed from the Commandant Ordnance Depot, Fort (Phone: 2621854)

Minto Park (Madan Mohan Malvia Park)

This white stone memorial with a four lion symbol on top stands in Minto Park near Saraswati Ghat. On November 1, 1858 Lord Canning read the famous declaration of Queen Victoria here.

Nagvasuki Temple

In Daraganj, on the bank of the river Ganga, is a temple, which has a unique statue of Bhismapitamah in a lying posture.

Shankar Vinian Mandapam

Also near the Akbar Fort, this 130 ft. high temple with four floor has the idols of Kumari Bhatt, lagadguru, Adi shankaracharya, Kamakshi Devi (with 51 Shaktipeeth around), and Tirupati.

Shivkuti

Located on the bank of the river Ganga it is also known as Kotitirth, and locally as Shiv Kuti. In Shravan (July August) month of the Hindu calendar a fair is held here. Shiv is the presiding deity of the temple.

Jawahar Planetorium

A Celestial journey, which will make your eyes twinkle like the stars.

Open: 11.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.,
Entry ticket Rs 20/-
Closed on Monday
Phone: 2467093

Public Library

Located inside the Chandra Shekhar Azad Park, it is the oldest library of the city. Founded in 1864, the building is a fine piece of architecture and houses a good number of rare books.

Open from 10.30 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.
Phone: 2600581

Swaraj Bhawan

This is old Anand Bhawan, which in 1930 was donated to the nation by Motilal Nehru. He also renamed it as Swaraj Bhawan.

Open: 9.30 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.
Entry ticket: Light and sound show: Rs. 51/- ,
Without Light and sound show Rs. 2/- ,
Phone: 2467674

High Court

Transferred from Agra to Allahabad in 1869, it is located in an imposing stone building built in 1916. Its Chief Justice's Court Room is the biggest among those in other High Courts of the country.

Kalyani Devi Temple

An old and famous Siddhpeeth in Kalyani Devi Locality.

Khusrobagh

This walled historic garden has the tomb of Prince Khusro, the eldest son of Jahangir in a sandstone mausoleum. Prince Khusro's mother Shah Begum is also buried next to him. It is also associated with the freedom struggle of India.