Places Of Allahabad
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
Located at the edge of the Chandra Shekhar Azad Park, this museum
has an excellent collection of sculptures and
Open: 10.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.,
The day of closer are Monday and Sunday and every
The University was
established in 1887. This is a famous Educational
Institute. The university is also called 'Oxford
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In Daraganj, on
the bank of the river Ganga, is a temple, which
has a unique statue of Bhismapitamah in a lying
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.
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.
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
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.
This is old Anand
Bhawan, which in 1930 was donated to the nation
by Motilal Nehru. He also renamed it as Swaraj
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/- ,
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.
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.