Prayagraj is a city in the state of Uttar Pradesh. The city was formerly known as Allahabad. Lord Brahma also referred to him as Tirtha Raj or King of all pilgrimage places. The city is located on the banks of the two sacred rivers Ganga and Yamuna in India. Hence this city is also called Sangam city. According to Hindu mythology, Lord Brahma, the creator of the Trinity, chose a land on earth on which the three rivers would flow in a peaceful confluence. The city is considered very sacred to Hindus. Allahabad is located near the confluence of the Triveni, the “confluence of the rivers” of the Ganges, Yamuna, and Saraswati.

It is a place of many holy fairs and rituals and attracts thousands of pilgrims throughout the year. This number has swelled to millions during the world-famous Kumbh Mela. In the month of January, an annual mug fair is held in Prayagraj around the confluence areas. The city has its early reference in Hindu mythology as one of the oldest known cities in the world and is worshiped in the ancient Vedas as the holy city of  Prayaga.

Visiting place in Prayagraj

Allahabad Fort

Allahabad Fort was built by Mughal Emperor Akbar in 1583. The fort is built on the banks of the confluence of the rivers Ganga and Yamuna. It is believed that it Is the largest castle. The fort is opened to the public only during the Kumbh Mela held every twelve years. The fort is also famous for its Akshayavat tree. Allahabad Fort is also home to the Patalpuri temple, which is said to be the home of all the gates of hell. It is recognized by the Archaeological Survey of India as a monument of national importance.

Triveni Sangam

Triveni Sangam

Allahabad is also known as Triveni Sangam. Here the three rivers Ganga, Yamuna, and Saraswati, which are considered sacred in India, converge. This is the only Triveni Sangam in India. According to Hindu mythology, bathing in the holy Triveni Sangam removes all sins and frees you from the cycle of rebirth. The slightly green Ganga meets the slightly green Yamuna which is really a sight to behold.

Khusro Bagh

Khusro Bagh is located near Lukarganj. Khusro Bagh is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Allahabad. The walled brackets of Khusro Bagh are spectacular remnants of Mughal architecture. This is the tomb of Prince Khusrau. Prince Khusrau was one of the sons of Emperor Jahangir. Most of the design of the place is attributed to Aka Reza, an artist from Jahangir’s court

Ashoka Pillar

Ashoka Pillar is also known as Allahabad Pillar. In this column are found the secret era and important relics. This polished sandstone reveals Samudragupta and Jahangir era inscriptions. The Ashoka Pillar was built in the 16th century. The Ashoka Pillar is located at the confluence of the Ganges and the Yamuna.

Allahabad Museum

The Allahabad Museum is one of the national-level museums in India. There is a wonderful display of art, history, archeology, architecture, environment, and literature, as well as a demonstration and understanding of India’s history, culture, heritage, and freedom movement.


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