Places to visit in Allahabad, India

Places to visit in Allahabad, India

There is so many things to see in this Kumbh city that you require atleast 2 Nights tour of Allahabad to cover all the major tourist attractions in Allahabad.

What to do in Allahabad

There are many must see attractions in Allahabad which should not be missed on your tour of Allahabad from the Magnificent Forts to beautiful temples & cathedrals Allahabad has it all there are a lot of tourist attractions in Allahabad which needs to be explored during your visit to this beautiful city of Triveni Sangam or Teerthraj Prayag.

Theosophical Society in Allahabad

In the year 1881, this society was established in Allahabad. Later on in 1936 the Annie Besant Library was formed by the society at Lowther Road-Pt. Deen Dayal Upadhyay Statue Crossing where at present the Head Office of the society's Allahabad branch is situated.

Allahabad University

Allahabad University, established in 1887, has been a reputed centre of learning. Its science faculty, once known as Muir Central College, has a magnificent building. It has an arcaded quadrangle which is dominated by a 200 ft. minaret tower in cream coloured sandstone from Mirzapur with marbel and mosaic floors.The domes of the Indo-Saracenic structure are clad in Multan glazed tiles. This building was also associated with the Legislative Council meetings in its early years,three of which were held here. The Arts Faculty is also situated nearby. Its buildings, built between 1910 to 1915, are fine examples of architecture. Nearby is the place were Rudyard Kipling stayed during 1888-89.

Archaeological Museum in Allahabad

This rich museum is run by the Department of Ancient History, Culture and Archaeology within the premises of Allahabad University. Antique articles, fossils, statues,echo museum and excavation works of Kaushambi & Belan Ghati are major attractions here.

Chandra Shekhar Azad Park

This beautiful park, a walkers' favourite spread over a vast area, is dedicated to great martyr Chandra Shekhar Azad who laid down his life fighting British forces here.His statue has been installed in the park. Nearby are G.N.Jha research Institute and the publication centre from where renowned Hindi magazines - 'Saraswati','Balsakha' were once published.

Allahabad Museum in Allahabad

Located at the edge of the Chandra Shekhar Azad Park,this museum was established in 1931. It has an excellent collection of terra cotta artefacts and other rare articles.The valuable collections of the museum include the famed pistol of Chandra Shekhar Azad, the vehicle that carried Mahatma Gandhi's ashes to Sangam, manuscriptsbooks-citations donated by Pt. J.L. Nehru.

All Saints Cathedral in Allhabad

This magnificent Cathedral is near the Allahabad Junction Railway Station. It was designed by William Emerson in 1870 and is one of the finest Anglican Cathedrals in Asia. Built in the 13th century Gothic style, its stained glass panels and impressive marble altar are extremely beautiful. The Cathedral is also famous as Patthar Girja.

Allahabad High Court

The high court was transferred from Agra to Allahabad in 1869. Located in an imposing stone building built in 1916, its Chief Justice's Court room is the biggest of all the High Courts in India.

Khusrobagh in Allahabad

Another major tourist attraction in Allahabad is Khusrobagh is a walled historical garden spread over in large area. Its grand gates, high stone walls, artistic monuments and greenery are worth seeing. Within the premises are located the tombs of Prince Khusro, the eldest son of Emperor Jahangir and his mother Shah Begum. It was also associated with the freedom struggle of India.

Gurudwara Pakki Sangat in Allahabad

Situated in Ahiyapur-Malviyanagar locality, this much revered Gurudwara has been constructed to commemorate the visit of Guru Teg Bahadur ji who came here in 1666 and stayed for several months.

Diara Shah Ajmal in Allahabad

Allahabad is also famous for its ancient Khan Kahs and Diaras, the holy places related with Sufi saints, situated at the different places of the city. The Diara Shah Ajmal (1713) near the Kotwali and other Diaras situated at Kydganj, Bahadurganj, Himmatganj, Rani Mandi, Chak localities etc. are among them. There are many Imambaras also in the different areas of the city. Near to Diara Shah Ajmal are Jama Masjid, Chowk Church,Clock Tower etc.

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