Allahabad (Uttar Pradesh)
Its archaic name is Prayag or Teerthraj. It is a holy confluence of Ganga, Yamuna, Saraswati. This city is one of the oldest center for culture and literary activities of the country. At the interval of every six years 'Ardh Kumbha fair' is held. Here lies 'city of Learning' the famous and oldest University
Anand Bhawan: has a significant and foremost place in the Indian freedom fighting movement and political history of the country. It was the paternal residence of the first elected Prime Minister of India Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. Here, in the museum lies some of the unforgettable rare photographs and articles belonging to Nehru family and other dignitaries.
The Allahabad University: established in 1887 A.D., it has been an important center of education. The Mysore Central College and the faculty of arts and sciences attract the tourists. It is also called "the Oxford of India." Alfred Park: is famous for the Martyr Chandra Shekhar Azad who sacrificed his life while combating with the police, therefore it is not less than a pilgrimage for the nationalist. It has got one museum and library also.
Nehru Planetarium : depicts the information about stars, planets, etc through films, pictures and models. This is situated in the premises of Anand Bhawan. Other Worth visiting places: are Bhardwaj Ashram Khusrobagh, Shankar Vimaan Mandapam, Boat Club, Mankameshwar Templ, Alop devi Temple, Roop gauriya Math, Kalyanidevi Temple, Lalitadevi Temlpe, Madan Mohan Malviya park (Minto park ), Venimadhav Temple, Nagvasuki Temple, Dashashvamegha Temple, Guru dwarapakki Sangat, Museum, Kheragarh, Hindustan Academy, Lok Seva Ayoga, Hindi University, High Courtetc.
Tirthraj Prayag:is the place where Ganga, Yamuna, and Saraswati meet on a confluence. It is presumed that getting a dip in the confluence is a pious deed. Keeping this thought in mind every year thounsands of pilgrims take a dip in this confluence. The Fort of Akbar: was founded by Mughal Emperor Akbar on the bank of Yamuna in 1575 A.D. for the purpose of defense and business. According to one of the opinion the fort was founded by the Emperor Ashoka and renovated by Akbar. It is witnessed by Akshaya Vat, a Banyan tree, which remains even after annihilation. The fort can be visited after taking permission but the visitors are not allowed to see Akshaya Vat from the point of view of its security.
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Kaushambi : is an important Buddhist seat Lord Buddha stayed here during 6th and 9th year after getting knowledge of salvation. Many items of archeological importance were found here, which have been placed in the Museum of Allahabad. This place is also important for the followers of Jainism. This is the birth place of VI Tirthankara Padmprabhu. Lord Mahaveer also spent some time here in meditation. The nearest places worth visiting are Old fort, the pillar of Asoka, and some Jain Temples. Besides, Alwara Lake, Daranagar, Kara, PrabhasaGiri are also histroc important. The nearest RLY station, Bharwari is 15 km. By road Fatehpur (75km), Kanpur (150km) Varanasi (185km) and Sarnath (190km) away from here. There are some Jain Inns and P.W.D. guest houses available for boarding.