Whether you visit any place or city in India, every place has hidden treasure of secrets and stories behind. To explore at the fullest, you need to know many things and especially if you are visiting the country as a religious pilgrimage. We are here to guide you for the some of the holy cities in India and how you can make your trip memorable and enjoyable too.
Popularly known for Triveni, Sangam, Allahabad city is famous for its natural as well as religious strings attached too. Allahabad is known for many religious fairs organized in the town. First one is Magh Mela, that is held every year in January and lasts in mid of February. Another thing for which Allahabad is quite famous in devotees who want to visit the place is Shraddha ( in September).
Best Time to Visit Allahabad:
October to March season is considered to be the best time for visiting the Allahabad city. Visiting Triveni Sangam is one of the must things to do in Allahabad. In Sanskrit, Sangama is termed as the “confluence.” Triveni Sangam in Allahabad is said to surface two natural rivers named as Yamuna, Ganga, and Saraswati (invisible river). Apart from the names the three rivers can also be identified with the different colors. The water of Yamuna is greenish, Ganga has crystal clear water and while the presence of Saraswati river can be felt underwater only.
Triveni Sangam is known for its religious importance and also as a site for historical Kumbh Mela to be held in every 12 years and has also served the place for immersion of ashes for various national leaders including father of the nation Mahatma Gandhi in 1948.
Rigveda refers to the confluence of Yamuna and Ganga which says
“Those who bathe at the place where the two rivers flow together, rise to heaven.”
Puranas confirms the presence of the third river named as Saraswati in Triveni Sangam.
How to reach Allahabad?
- To reach Allahabad, tourists can look for Varanasi International Airport, which caters to domestic as well as international flights.
- Devotees or tourists can also reach Allahabad through buses or private vans from various cities like Lucknow, Varanasi, Kaushambi, and Agra to reach Allahabad.
- Connecting trains from other states are also one of the options used by travelers to arrive in Allahabad.
Places to visit in Allahabad
Apart from mesmerizing Triveni Sangam, the visitors can also visit the heritage collection and temples in the city. “ Hanuman Temple of Jhunsi” known for the giant statue of Lord Hanuman, Allahabad Fort, visitors can enjoy a boat ride in Prayag or Allahabad, Akbar fort built riverside to Khusro bagh for exploration of Mughal culture.
The city is not only famous for its holistic reasons but also have literary overtones too. Apart from the temple, the town has lots of historical significance too. Places like Anand Bhawan hosted approx five generations of politicians in the nation and Akbar’s fort built riverside displaying the Mughal architecture and traditions, Allahabad museum a walk through religious paraphernalia and a gallery of vintage handicrafts of the lovely city.
Bribe your taste buds with lips smacking food in Allahabad:
Hira Halwai is quite famous in Allahabad for its snacks and sweets. Opens quite early at the crack of dawn is renowned for its authentic samosas all over the city. So, if you have your eyes on samosas than you need to get up early and pave your way to the shop otherwise you can satisfy your sweet tooth with heavenly delicious gulab jamun,
Eat On is famous for Mughlai and North cuisines, and is renowned for its dual strengths. The restaurant is famous for its best kebabs and Biryani. Again arriving early in the evening will be beneficial for you. Otherwise, you need to wait for a more extended period. On your visit to Allahabad, a bite of juicy Biryani is must so do try it.
Among all the fairs in India, Kumbh fair has international exposure, and people visit here from across the boundaries to dip in the holy water of Sangam for Nirvana. Kumbha 2019 is being organized at Allahabad Triveni Sangam on January 15 to March 4, 2019. The place will be filled with millions of devotees visiting the Ardha Kumbha for seeking blessings by divine powers.[book Ardh Kumbh 2019 Tour Packages, India]