is situated at
the confluence of the rivers Ganga, Yamuna and the mythical
Saraswati. Allahabad is one of
the most sacred pilgrimage centres of
Allahabad ' also known as
Prayag. Emperor Akbar founded this city in 1575 AD
by the name of 'Illahabas' which has now become modern Allahabad.
Hindu mythology, its status of 'Tirth Raj' or the king of all pilgrimage
centres was bestowed by Lord Brahma, the creator god of Hindu Trinity, who
performed 'Prakrista Yagna' at the confluence of the three holy rivers, the
Ganga, the Yamuna and the mystical Saraswati.
its religious importance, many pilgrims come to
in the bathing season to purify themselves at the time
of Magh Mela (mini Kumbh Mela) which starts every year from Makar Sankranti
in Jan and ends at Maha Shivratri in Feb.
According to Hindu
faith, a dip at the sacred Sangam releases the Pilgrims from the
cycle of rebith. Boats takes visitors to the confluence.
year during the months of Jan-Feb world famous Kumbh Mela is held here on the
banks of the holy sangam. These are attended by the largest congregation of saints,
believers and followers of Hindu religion in India and from across the
worth visiting in Allahabad are
Fort on the bank
of the river Yamuna,
Khusro’s tomb and the
Immortal Banyan Tree “The Akshaya
Bat” which, on account of the various legend attached with it, had been the
popular ‘jumping pad to heaven’.
It is said that even up to medieval times,
pilgrims seeking salvation jumped down to death into the river Yamuna from this
Allahabad ranges from March to May, with temperatures ranging from a maximum of
41.1ºC and a minimum of 26.6º Winter here lasts from October to February,
with temperatures rising to a maximum of 29.0ºC and a low of 9.1ºC. With annual
Rainfall 102.8 cms.
places to visit .
Kaushambi- 60 kms,
The best time to visit :- The best
time to visit is between October
is connected by air to
||Well connected with all the major cities
IS 122 kms from Allahabad,