Allahabad Sightseeing Places
A Pilgrimage to Allahabad is Truly Worthwhile
This pilgrim city is located at the meeting point of the Triveni Sangam. Triveni Sangam refers to the three sacred rivers, that is, Ganga, Saraswati and Yamuna. It is said that a dip in these holy waters suffices to cleanse one of all sins. After purifying yourself, you can tour all the major sightseeing spots in Allahabad.
The grand old Allahabad Fort and the palace within it, the home of Emperor Akbar from 1583 onwards, is a testimony to the beauty of Islamic architecture. The Fort is revered as a national monument. Just outside the Fort is the Ashoka Pillar, with inscriptions in the Brahmi script on it. This Pillar was also constructed by the Mughal Emperor. You should be able to get a feel of past historical events by exploring the Fort thoroughly!
The Nehru family and Allahabad go hand-in-hand. Motilal Nehru personally oversaw the construction of the double-storeyed Anand Bhavan, their family home, in the 1930s. After Jawaharlal Nehru’s death, his daughter donated it to the nation, to be preserved as a national museum. You will gain an idea of the Independence struggle by going through the photographs, artefacts, etc, on display at this place. If this house and the original Swaraj House could speak, they would be able to relate wonderful stories about the meetings organised by freedom fighters here.
If you wish to continue journeying into the past, do take a trip to the famous Allahabad museum. You will be awed by the rich collections of art and sculpture on display there. The Allahabad planetarium permits you to travel to the moon and other Heavenly places.
These are but a few examples of what you may expect to find in this holy city. However, you should be able to find much more as a sightseer, when you come to Allahabad.
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