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Allahabad Fort

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...

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