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Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh Travel Guide

The ancient city Prayag is now known as Allahabad. Allahabad is located on the confluence of Ganga, Yamuna and the invisible Saraswathi rivers in Uttar Pradesh. Since it is located on the banks of three rivers, it is called Triveni Sangam. The city is a place of pilgrimage for Hindus.

It is the largest city in U.P housing the administrative headquarters of the Allahabad district. The city has given 7 prime ministers of India who have graduated from the Allahabad University. It is surrounded by Pratapgarh, Bhadohi, Rewa and Kaushambi. The city hosts Kumbha Melas at the confluence.

The Mughal Emperor Akbar named it Illahabas that came to be known as Allahabad. It was the home of Jawaharlal Nehru, and the veteran actor Amitabh Bachchan belongs to this city. For the British, the city was a strategic point and the city became a center for anti-British movements later in the 19th century. Anand Bhawan and Swaraj Bhawan stand as two monuments having witnessed several strategic meetings of Independence movement.

Get in and get around:

The city is served by the Varanasi domestic airport (120 km) and the Lucknow (200 km) International Airport. Allahabad is well connected by road and railways. Allahabad Railway station is located on the Delhi-Kolkata and Mumbai-Kolkata railway line. There are four stations in the city. Cycle Rickshaws and auto rickshaws are available for a city round.

International tourists can reach Allahabad via Delhi Airport. Trains and buses connect Delhi to Allahabad. You may opt for a rental taxi. Online rental car agencies provide various types of Online Cab Booking services. Contact Clear Car Rentals for Cheap Car Rental Services Allahabad. 

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What to See:

At Kumbha Mela the city sees highest number of visitors. Kumbha Melas are held once in every 12 years and once in 6 years.

Pilgrims visit the city for a dip in the Triveni Sangam. Several stories depict the association of the city with the Mahabharatha. One of them is the ‘Samudra Manthan’ story. It says that a drop of nectar had fallen in the confluence. A dip at the confluence fulfills the journey.

Allahabad Fort is another attraction for the tourists. It was built by Akbar. Though much of t

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