Allahabad

Allahabad is a city of religious and historical significance in Uttar Pradesh.

It was formerly known as Prayag – Sanskrit for ‘Place of sacrifice’. It is believed to be the spot where Lord Brahma offered his first sacrifice after creating the world.

The city was captured by the Mughals in 1526. It was given the name Allahabad or ‘city of Gods’ by the Mughal Emperor Akbar. It saw many attacks by the Marathas until colonial rule was imposed over India. In 1765, the British established a garrison at the fort of Allahabad. The city played a significant role during India’s struggle for independence. Legendary freedom fighter Chandrashekhar Azad killed himself in Allahabad’s Albert Park when he was surrounded by the British. It was also home to India’s first Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru.

Present day Allahabad is a major hub for religious tourism. It is one of four sites of the mass Hindu pilgrimage, the Kumbh Mela as it is situated at the confluence of Ganga, Yamuna, and the mythical Sarasvati. The Purna Kumbha, which is the biggest and most auspicious of Hindu festivals, is held here every twelve years. Devotees flock from all over the country to take a dip a the holy confluence to ensure liberation of their souls!

The city is famous for its food and sweets. No trip to Allahabad without going to Loknath, the street that serves delicious local food, sweets, and savouries.

Allahabad’s climate is humid and subtropical marked by hot dry summers, cool dry winters and warm humid monsoons. The summer season lasts from April to June and temperatures routinely touch 45 degrees!

Tourist Attractions
Muir College – This is a famous landmark in Allahabad. It was designed by William Emerson in Indo-Saracenic style. It has an arcade quadrangle, which is dominated by a 200 feet tall minaret. The cream coloured sandstone of the minaret and the domes clad in Multan glazed tiles give the monument a timeless appeal.

All Saints Cathedral - This is the most beautiful building in city. It was designed by great English architect William Emerson who also designed Victoria Memorial of Calcutta. Built in true Gothic architecture style, it has high ceilings and stone arches. The interiors of the Cathedral are no less beautiful.

Anand Bhavan – This is a large nineteenth century mansion. It is the ancestral home of Jawaharlal Nehru. It was donated to the Indian government in 1970 by Indira Gandhi. It was then converted into a memorial and museum. It offers a glimpse of the lifestyle of one of the most important political dynasties in India.

Khusro Bagh – This is an ancient walled garden that houses three sandstone mausoleums. It is remarkable example of Mughal architecture and is thronged by tourists.

Top News

Food Sellers of Mumbai

Food Sellers of Mumbai

This is a montage of food sellers on the streets of Mumbai by Empty Mind Films ...
24 Sep, 2013 by admin  0
India and the 3-Wheeled Rickshaw Challenge

India and the 3-Wheeled Rickshaw Challenge

Article on the Rickshaw Challenge from Get Out and Travel 'Rickshaw Challenge is cranking out a number of annual tri-wheeled dashes across the subcontinent in India’s favorite vehicle. The Rickshaw Challenge is a perfect match for individuals wanting to participate in their vacation rather than simply witness it. Conte...
19 Sep, 2013 by admin  0
Indian Beauty Nina Davuluri Wins Miss America

Indian Beauty Nina Davuluri Wins Miss America

Miss New York Nina Davuluri, 24, won the Miss America crown in Atlantic City. She became the first contestant of Indian heritage and the second consecutive contestant from New York to win the Miss America pageant. Ladies and Gentlemen, your new miss America Nina Davuluri. Nina Davuluri Bollywood Dance Talent ...
18 Sep, 2013 by admin  0
India Through An Auto Rickshaw

India Through An Auto Rickshaw

Press below on the just completed Tamilnadu Run 2013. Unraveling the mysteries of South India can be considered an experience or a challenge or an achievement. Call it by whichever term, Tamilnadu Run in the heartland of Enchanting Tamilnadu, is by no means short of any, when it comes to exploring the heritage and culture o...
18 Sep, 2013 by admin  0
Facts That Will Make You Want To Travel

Facts That Will Make You Want To Travel

Watch this Buzz Feed video, pack your bags and get, set, go. They present a list of interesting facts that may inspire you to hit the road more often. ...
17 Sep, 2013 by admin  0
The Big Bang Theory Indian

The Big Bang Theory Indian

Indian moments from The Big Bang Theory Broadband Indian Accent Indian Monopoly ...
16 Sep, 2013 by admin  0
Don

Don't Fear Death

A fast-paced comedy arguing the joys of being dead, aided by a montage of corpses and a dance-crazed Grim Reaper. From Dice productions ...
13 Sep, 2013 by admin  0
Riding in Hyderabad

Riding in Hyderabad

Ride with Richard McDowell from HiTech city to Banjara Hills, Hyderabad. The speedo graphic gets a little carried away a couple of times, showing speeds of 70+ KPH, actual top speed on this ride was 56 KPH. ...
12 Sep, 2013 by admin  0
Danielle

Danielle

Watch this girl ages in just 5 minutes, from a young child to an older woman. Anthony Cerniello, attempted to create a person in order to emulate the aging process 'The idea,' he writes, 'was that something was happening but you can't see it but you can feel it, like aging itself.' ...
11 Sep, 2013 by admin  0
Ballpoint Barber

Ballpoint Barber

The agony of haircut/shaving continues with a new stop-motion short from Peter Simon that was inspired by an old magnetic Wooly Willy toy. Ballpoint Barber Behind the Scenes ...
11 Sep, 2013 by admin  0
Page 29 of 94« First...1020...2728293031...405060...Last »

Facebook

Get the Facebook Likebox Slider Pro for WordPress
X

Come join us on our next rickshaw adventure! Book Your Place!

¤