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Home » Central India
Allahabad
Allahabad mapSituated, at 238 km from the state capital Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh, Allahabad is of the sacred cities of India & a important centre for culture, administration, & schooling. The city is refered to in the sacred scriptures, including the Vedas, Puranas, the Mahabharata , & the Ramayana, as Prayag. The city is sacred for the Hindus, as the Ganga, Yamuna, & the legendary Saraswati meet here. Because of this the city is also called the Sangam. The famous Kumbh Mela is held here one time in every twelve years.

It is an area of broad avenues, Raj-era bungalows, modern shops & small outdoor eating stalls, it's pleasant gardens & sidewalk cafes & is off the tourist track.
The city was a centre of the Indian National Congress and at the conference here in I920, Mahatma Gandhi proposed his programme of nonviolent resistance to accomplish independence.

Allahabad Facts:

• Area 63.07 sq. km
• Population 806,486
• Altitude 98 m above sea level
• Languages Hindi, English, and Urdu
• Best time to visit November-February
• STD code 0532

Tourist Attractions in Allahabad

Allahabad, a city with rich history, offers plenty of options to the tourists. The Allahabad Fort & Khusrau Bagh is hugely popular among history buff. The spiritually inclined can look for peace of mind at the ghats (shores) of the Sangam, Hanuman Mandir & Patalipuri Temple. Besides these, various places associated with India’s struggle for independence like Swaraj Bhawan & Anand Bhawan are worthwhile visiting.
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