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.
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 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.
Where to stay
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.