Allahabad Travel Information

Allahabad or Prayag as it was once called, has been a Hindu pilgrimage city for thousands of years. According to Hindu mythology, Lord Brahma chose this holy spot to offer his first sacrifice after he created the world. Archaeological excavations have established that this ancient town goes all the way back to 1100 BC. It is the revered city of union affording the confluence of Ganga, Yamuna and the mythological Saraswati, at Sangam. It is the place where a once in 12 years festival the Kumbh Mela is staged, witnessing the largest ablution event of the world. Renowned for its world class university, Allahabad has given the country some of its most eminent political leaders and scholars.Legends say that if anyone jumped from this centuries old banyan tree he would attain immortality. Civilians are not allowed to see this tree. It is near the southern wall and is one among the many trees seen from outside the southern wall of the fort.

Location : Situated, at 238 km from the state capital Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh,
Distance from National Capital : 238 km approx.
Estimated population: 806,486
Altitude: 63.07 sq. km
Area: 169 Meters above sea level. km.
Winter: 4.20 C 31.70 C
Language: Hindi, English, and Urdu
Best time to visit : November-February.
STD code: 0532
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