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Allahabad

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Allahabad is situated at the confluence of the rivers Ganga, Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati. Allahabad is one of the most sacred pilgrimage centres of India . 

Allahabad ' also known as Prayag. Emperor Akbar founded this city in 1575 AD by the name of 'Illahabas' which has now become modern Allahabad.  

In 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.  

Due to its religious importance, many pilgrims come to Allahabad 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.

Every 12th 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 world. 

The places worth visiting in Allahabad are  

  • Anand Bhawan’,

  • University, 

  • 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 tree.

Climate 

Summer in 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.

Other places to visit .   

Kaushambi- 60 kms, 

The best time to visit :-  The best time to visit is between October to March

How To Get There  Location of Allahabad is in Uttar Pradesh
By Air  
Allahabad is connected by air to Delhi and Patna
By Train 
Well connected with all the major cities
By Road 
Varanasi IS 122 kms from Allahabad, & Lucknow 237 kms.

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