Whether it is Indian history or modern politics, Allahabad always stays a step ahead of all other cities of India. As per Hindu mythology, it is believed that the god of creation, Brahma, landed on earth in Allahabad. The city has its reference in ancient scriptures like Ramayana, Mahabharata and the Vedas. The city sees the beautiful melange of the holy rivers Ganga, the Yamuna and the legendary Saraswati, which is popularly called as ‘Triveni Sangam’. Situated in the state of Uttar Pradesh, it is the second oldest city in India. It is rightly called the heart of Hinduism as it houses more than its fair share of temples.
The history of the city is rich and beguiling. The grand Allahabad Fort, located on the bank of River Yamuna, is the outcome of the mind of Akbar. The architecture of this fort is awe-inspiring and it has become a famous landmark guarding the city. Ashoka Pillar is another must explored attraction based inside the Allahabad Fort. The pillar features edicts from Ashoka apart from inscriptions from Samudragupta and Mughal Emperor Jehangir.
The city of Allahabad is also renowned for being home to the well known colleges and research institutions. Known as the “Oxford of the East”, the city has given birth to some notable personalities such as Harivansh Rai Bachchan, Amitabh Bachchan and Subhadra Kumari.
The month of January brings streams of travellers to the city due to the famous Kumbh Mela celebrated here. Over 60 million participate in this grand fair where devotees gather to take a solemn dip in the holy rivers.
By Air: Bamrauli airport, 15 km away, is the closest airport to the city.
By Rail: Allahabad acts as a major junction and is well linked to all the key Indian cities.
By Road: Road connectivity in Allahabad is also great and thus, one can easily relish road travel.
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