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Triveni Sangam

The confluence of three rivers - Ganges, Yamuna, and Saraswati, is known as Triveni Sangam. The Ganges and Yamuna have an earthly origin in the Himalayan mountain range. The meeting point of the all the three rivers is considered as the sacred place by Hindus. It is said that taking bath here washes away all the sins and achieves moksha, in one's life. There are platforms in the middle of the Sangam where one can perform poojas there.

Tourist Places to Visit in Allahabad

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Allahabad Fort

Built by Akbar, the Mughal Emperor of Allahabad in 1583. The fort is constructed on the banks of river Yamuna near its confluence with river Ganga. It is the largest fort ever built by Akbar. The splendid architecture and historical magnificence draw visitors from across the world. This glorious architecture is well known for its Design element, Akshayavat tree (Banyan Tree), and Saraswati kund. The fort allows tourists only during Kumbh Mela. The boat ride in the river during sunrise or sunset gives the beautiful view of the Allahabad Fort from outside.

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Patalpuri Temple

The secret shine in the Allahabad Fort, discovered by the Chinese traveler named Huan Tsung, during the reign of emperor Harsha. It is a beautifully carved underground temple and is close to the Akshayavat tree. This oldest temple is one of the most famous temples in India. The temple houses the idols of Hindu Gods and Goddesses. People believe that Lord Rama came here and thus, it has become a must visit attraction in Allahabad.

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Hanuman Mandir

The famous tourist attraction of Allahabad, situated near the Allahabad Fort. The temple is renowned for the reclining idol of the Lord Hanuman. It is believed that when the river Ganges raises, it covers the temple to seek blessings from Lord Hanuman by touching his feet. This huge idol of Hanuman is 20 feet long and 8 feet wide and it is a few feet below the ground. The interesting fact about the temple is that the temple gets submerged when the water level of the Ganges increases.

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Ashok Pillar

The Ashoka Pillar constructed in the 16th century by Akbar at the confluence of the rivers Ganges and Yamuna. The pillar is beautifully standing 12 to 15 meter high outside the Allahabad Fort. The pillar has the inscription from Ashoka in Brahmi. Later the inscription was attributed to Samudragupta in Gupta script, next version of Brahmi. The fort is covered by the Indian army and is closed to the public. The one who wants to see the pillar has to take a special permission.

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Shankar Viman Mandapam

This 130 feet high temple is built in the South-Indian Style on the bank on the Ganges by Shri Kanchi Kamkoti Peeth. The temple has idols of Kamakshi Devi, Kumaril Bhatt, Jagadguru Adi Shankaracharya, Yogashastra Sahastrayoga Linga and Tirupati Balaji with 108 Shiva Lingas around. There are many other temples surrounded such as Laxmi-Narayan Temple, Radha-Krishna-Gopal Temple, Shri Ramanandacharya Math etc. The Shankar Viman Mandapam inside walls have paintings of various scenes of Ramayan.

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Mankameshwar Temple

Situated on the bank of river Yamuna and is close to Saraswati Ghat which is famous bathing place in Allahabad. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva, Mankameshwar means the God who fulfills all the wishes. Mondays in the Sawan months are considered as prosperous and devotees offer holy water on Lord Shiva. The temple is maintained under Jagath Guru Shankaracharya and is located on an 80 feet high hill rock. It is believed that this 3.5 feet Shivalinga has been installed by Lord Rama on his way to Chitrakoot.

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Ganga Gallery

It is a famous art gallery amongst the other in Allahabad. Ganga Gallery is created to spread awareness about the conservation of the holy river Ganga to the tourists and locals. The gallery has images of restoration methods to conserve the river. It also highlights the socio-economic, scientific and even religious and cultural aspects of the river. The gallery is open from 11 am to 1 pm and 3 pm to 5 pm on all days except Monday.

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Swaraj Bhavan

In 1930, Moti Lal Nehru donated the old Anand Bhavan to the nation to used it as the headquarters of the Congress Committee. Moti Lal Nehru renamed it as Swaraj Bhavan and now it has become the tourist spot in Allahabad. People visit here to see the Charkha which was used by Mahatma Gandhi. It also includes pictures of several freedom fighters and personal belongings of the Nehru family. It was the ancestral home of Nehru Family and late prime minister Indira Gandhi born here. The Swaraj Bhavan is open from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm and the facility of light & sound show is from 11 am to 5:30 pm.

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Anand Bhavan

The former residence of Nehru family which is now turned into a museum. The Anand Bhavan was built with a personal care of Motilal Nehru. Earlier it was known as Swaraj Bhavan and later it was renamed as Anand Bhavan. Our first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru here and also his daughter Indira Gandhi spent her early days in this Bhavan. The interior is decorated with wooden furniture imported from China and Europe. Later in 1970, Indira Gandhi donated the house to the Government of India. The room in the museum is dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi in which he used to stay whenever he visited Allahabad.

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