Founded by the Mughal emperor Akbar and commonly known as the oldest living city in India, Allahabad is known for its colorful city life, impeccable heritage and age-old traditions. Originally named as Kaushambi, this city has been the cultural, political and administrative center for the whole of Doab region. The city is dotted with beautiful and ancient temples, vibrant bazaars and lively Ghats. This one day Allahabad sightseeing tour will guarantee you a soul-enriching experience and memories of a lifetime. One day of touring is all it takes to make you fall in love with this place and keep coming back for more one of a kind experience.
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Day 01: Arrival in Allahabad
01. Triveni Sangam
It is the focal point of three different rivers Yamuna, Ganga and Saraswati (mythological) and is revered to be one of the holiest places in India for Hindus. A visit here and a dip on the point of confluence is said to rid you of the karmic cycle of birth and rebirth along with flushing away your sins. You can easily identify and spot the two different rivers since the Yamuna is brownish in color and Ganga is greenish in color while the presence of Saraswati River can be only felt underwater. If you are in Allahabad for a day then a visit here is a must.
02. Shankar Viman Mandapam
Located in the banks of the Triveni Sangam, it is the only mandir in the city which is built in south Indian style. The architecture of the temple reflects the Dravidian style and has four storeys showcasing the shrines of different gods and goddesses on each floor. Flowers and sweets are available outside the temple to serve as offerings to the deity inside the mandir. If you are on a temple touring of the city then this temple should not be missed out on since it is surrounded by a number of other temples.
03. Lalita Devi Mandir
This famous and prominent temple is considered as one of the Shakti Peeth temples in India. It is revered to be important because it is believed that Bhagwati Lalita Devi appeared in this very place after Sita’s fingers had fallen on the river bank of Yamuna. It is the focal point of thousands of devotees across the nation and is among one of the most ancient temples in the city. Although the whole temple is bustling with life throughout the day, one can still experience peace of mind and calmness while there.
04. Allahabad Museum
This national level museum is the prime research center for archeologists, historians and other academicians. The collection present in the rock art gallery dates back to 14,000 to 2,000bc and is of the prehistoric era. Apart from the attractive displays the museum also utilizes the use of the solar power system becoming the very first museum in the country which is self-reliant in generating power. Every visitor must go to this place once and take a look at our roots.
05. Khusro Bagh
Listed as the Indian Site of National Importance, the Bagh is a large walled garden and the burial complex for a number of Mughal prince and princesses. The tomb present inside the Bagh showcases exquisite Mughal architecture complete with detailed designing. This sandstone structure is a sight to behold for every traveler visiting there. Experience the Mughal era, like never before and take with you memories for a lifetime.
06. Minto Park
Located along the bank of River Yamuna this is the site where, in 1858, Earl Canning read out the declaration of Queen Victoria’s proclamation. The result of this proclamation was the complete transfer of control of India from east India Company to the British Government. One should visit this park and see for themselves how far we have Come Post Independence.
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