AllahabadFort

Allahabad Fort in UP

This majestic fort was built by emperor Akbar during in the year 1583 A.D.
The fort is sutuated at banks of the river Yamuna. It is largest fort built by Akbar and is considered one of the best garrisons (place where troops stationed) in the entire Mughal Empire.The Allahabad Fort is a magnificent structure, . Now it is used by the Army and a part is open to the public. For visiting other areas prior permission is required from army.
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.

 

History

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.

Architecture

There are many interesting things to see in Allahabad Fort.
Ashoka Pillar that was earthed by the great Mayuran king Ashoka in 232 BC is a must see.
Other places worth visiting inside are the Saraswati Kund, which is supposed to be the source of the mythical river Saraswati.
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 in fort. 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.



 Allahabad Fort         

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.