Allahabad Fort

Uttar Pradesh has been holding the Allahabad Fort in city of Allahabad, which is visited by tourists from all over the world. This majestic fort was built by emperor Akbar during his reign, in the year 1583 A.D. The fort is located on the banks of the river Yamuna at the confluence site. It is said to be the largest fort built by Akbar and is considered one of the best garrisons in the entire Mughal Empire.The Allahabad Fort is a magnificent structure, which is very famous and well known for the construction methodology used, the designs and the architecture. Now it is used by the Army people and very few spots are open to the public. For visiting other areas prior permission is required to take from the army officials. This huge and grand fort has three magnificent galleries flanked by high towers. The outer walls are still intact and rise above the water edge.



(Hindi: इलाहाबाद क़िला, Urdu: الہ آباد قلعہ Ilāhābād Qila) at Allahabad,Uttarpradesh,built by Emperor Akbar in 1583.[1] The fort stands on the banks of the Yamuna near the site of confluence with river Ganges. It is the largest fort built by Akbar. In its prime, the fort was unrivaled for its design, construction and craftsmanship. This huge fort has three galleries flanked by high towers.Allahabad is an extremely important and integral part of the Ganga Yamuna Doab, and its history is inherently tied with that of the Doab region, right from the inception of the town.


There are many interesting places inside the Allahabad Fort. Out of which, the mighty structure of the Ashoka Pillar that was earthed by the great Mayuran king Ashoka in 232 BC is a highlight. Many other places worth visiting inside are the Saraswati Kund, which is supposed to be the source of the mythical river Saraswati. Another interesting and attractive monument is the Jodhabai Mahal, which is known for its subtle design. The architecture of the mahal or palace consists of the fusion of Hindu and Islamic architecture pattern. The Akshaya Vat is a sacred location. It means the immortal tree, which is considered religious. It is believed that if anyone jumped from this old banyan tree he or she would attain immortality. The Patalpuri temple is also located in the Allahabad Fort. All these form the basic attractions inside the fort.

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Bus Facilities:As Allahabad is located in the heartland of the great Indian plains, the road density is quite high in these parts. National Highways 2 and 27 pass through Allahabad

Train Facilities:Being situated on the main line of the Indian railways, there are direct trains for Allahabad from most of the major Indian cities.

Air Facilities:Though Allahabad has a domestic airport but there are flights connecting only a few cities. The nearest airport from Allahabad is Varanasi, which is connected to most of the Metro cities in India, including New Delhi, the capital of India.

Allahabad fort is aslo called Fort Allahabad,is a major tourist attraction in Uttar Pradesh.The Ardha Kumbha in the year 2007 will be held at Allahabad. We are providing brief information about how to reach Allahabad for the Ardha Kumbha Mela 2007. Allahabad (Prayag) is one of the most revered holy places for the Hindus. It is the place where the three great rivers- Ganga, Yamuna and the mythological Saraswati meet. The place where these three rivers meet is called as Sangam. Allahabad, being an important religious, educational and administrative center, is well connected to major cities of India by air, road and Rail.


Where to stay


Allahabad Fort

Hotel Grand Continental

Address: 13, Sardar Patel Marg, Civil Lines,Allahabad,Uttar Pradesh-India.

Features: Grand Continental Hotel is one of the government approved hotels in Allahabad. Relax in the cozy comfort zones of your room in Grand Continental Hotel Allahabad. The rooms have an elegant d?cor with soothing interiors. It gives you a cozy luxurious ambience. The rooms in Grand Continental Hotel Allahabad are simply the heaven of comfort and luxury for the tourists. Every room provides a range of services like efficient room service, hot and cold running water, attached bathroom, telephone, television, safe deposits and channel music. The other facilities include Laundry Services, Doctor on Call, Car Rentals, Travel Assistance and some other facilities.

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