A city of many dimensions is what befits a description of Allahabad. In addition to being a major pilgrimage centre, the city has played an important part in the formation of modern India. Hindu mythology states that Lord Brahma, the creator god, chose a land for 'Prakrishta Yajna'.
- Allahabad is crowned in ancient scriptures as ‘Prayag’, ‘Prayagraj’ or ‘Teertharaj’ and is considered the holiest of pilgrimage centres
- Akbar's Fort on the bank of Ganga and All Saint’s Cathedral are just two of the amazing monuments in this city bustling with pilgrims and visitors throughout the year.
- The city has been witness to many important events in India's freedom struggle such as emergence of the first Indian National Congress in 1885, the beginning of Mahatma Gandhi's non-violence movement in 1920.
- It is here that three mighty rigvers Ganga, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati join at the Sangam. The Kumbh every six years and Mahakukbh every 12 years are the largest gatherings of pilgrims on this earth
- It is not only a pilgrimage centre, but also an important literary, educational, historical and cultural centre. The city has played an important part in the formation of modern India.
- Area : 54.83 Sq. km.
- Population : 59,59,798 (2001 census)
- Altitude : 98 meters above sea level.
- Season : November - February
- Clothing (Summer) : Cottons
- (Winter) : Woollens
- Language : Hindi, English, Urdu.
- Festivals : Magh Mela, Kumbh Mela, Ardh Kumb Mela, Dussehra,Ganga water Raily (water Sports),Triveni Mahotsava etc.
- Local Transport : Taxis, Buses, Rikshaws.
- STD Code : 0532
Bamrauli Airport is 14 Km from Allahabad.
Regular Flights from Allahabad to Delhi
Allahabad is well connected by trains with all major cities, viz. Calcutta, Delhi, Jaipur, Lucknow and Mumbai.
Allahabad, on National Highways 2 and 27, is connected to all parts of the country by good roads.
This Article is Posted on 16 Apr 2015 in Travel Section and Places
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