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Allahabad Fort

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Allahabad Fort is located in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India. It is situated on the banks of Yamuna near the confluence with the river Ganges. This was built by Emperor Ashoka. In 1583, this was renovated by Emperor Akbar.

 

What to see in Allahabad Fort: This fort is most attractive due to unique design, construction and craftsmanship styles. It consists of 3 galleries flanked by high towers. Inside the fort one can see Zenana, 3rd Century BC Ashoka Pillar and Mariam –UZ- Zamani Palace. Zenana means Inner apartment of a house in which women of the family lives. Maraim –UZ-Zamani was the wife of Mughal Emperor Akbar.  Patalpuri Temple inside the fort is another attraction to see.

 

Another major attraction of this fort is Immortal tree. Legends say that if any people jumps from this banyan tree they will attain immortality. But Civilians will not allow to see this tree. It is situated near Southern wall. One railway track from Allahabad railway station, comes into the fort. This was built East India Company. It was used by them during the war time. Everyone can visit this fort between 6 AM to 5 PM.

 

What to see around Allahabad Fort:

Allahabad: It is located 5kms away from the fort. This place is famous for Triveni Sangamam where Rivers Saraswari, Yanuma and Ganga confluence happens. For every 12years Kumbh Mela celebrates at this place. This is one of the holiest places in India for Hindus.

Khusro Bagh:  It is located 7kms away from the fort. This was built around the tomb of Khusro. He was the eldest son of Emperor Jahangir. This garden is most beautiful.

Anand Bhavan: It is situated 5kms away from the fort. In this mansion, Jawarharlal Nehru and Indira Gandhi were born. In the 19th century this was built by Motilal Nehru.

Allahabad Museum: It is located 6kms away from the fort. Major attractions of this museum are terracotta artefacts, natural history exhibits and archaeological findings. It also consists of belongings of Jawaharlal Nehru.

Triveni Sangum: It is located 11kms away from the fort. Once in every 6 years Ardh Kumbh held at this place. Once in 12 years Kumbh Mela held here. Most memorable thing is sun rise and sunset of this place. This is the place where confluence of Saraswati, Yamuna and Ganga takes place.

Bharadwaj Ashram: It is located 5kms away from the fort. This is dedicated to Sage Bharadwaj. Other temple in this place is dedicated to Prayagraj. He is the lord of Prayag.

Minto Park: It is located 6kms away from the fort. Lord Minto laid the foundation for this park in 1910. In this place power of East India Company transferred to British Crown in 1858.

 

Getting to Allahabad Fort: only way to reach Allahabad fort is through road. From Delhi, Kolkata, Uttar Pradesh etc buses come to Allahabad. Allahabad bus stand is located 7kms away from the fort. Taxis, autos and local buses are available to reach to the fort. Nearest railway head is at Allahabad. Nearest airport is Bamrauli airport which is 17kms away from the fort.

 

Getting around Allahabad Fort: Visitors can see the fort on foot. Autos, taxis and buses are available to visit the surrounding place of Allahabad.

 

Best time to visit Allahabad Fort: Best time to visit this place is between October to March.

 

Where to stay in Allahabad Fort: Accommodations are not available to stay in Allahabad Fort. Visitors have to stay in Allahabad. Plenty of accommodations available in Allahabad.

 

Where to eat in Allahabad Fort: Eateries are not available inside the fort. Visitors of this place need to have their food in Allahabad. It is advisable to carry food and water.

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