India the land of diversity attracts many tourists from around the country and the world. One such place holds the largest gathering in the world in form of Kumbh Mela in Prayagraj, formerly known as Allahabad. Every 12 years, Kumbh Mela takes place in Prayagraj.
But there’s more to Prayagraj than just the Kumbh Mela. If you happen to visit Prayagraj when there’s no Kumbh Mela around, here are the top things to see in Prayagraj.
Top Places To Visit In Prayagraj
- Triveni Sangam
Triveni Sangam is the place where the convergence of three holy rivers takes place, Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati. If you are interested in witnessing mystic rituals of Hinduism, then be ready as the Kumbh Mela takes place at this holy Sangam.
Mostly visited for:- Rituals, naga sadhus, devotional songs, prayer, and holy bath (to wash out all the sins).
- Allahabad Fort
This fort was built by the Mughal king Akbar on the banks of the Yamuna river in the 15th century. if you want to witness the Mughal architecture then this is the place to be. The ideal time for visiting the Allahabad Fort is in the morning. The fort opens at 10 am.
Mostly visited for:- Ashoka pillar, Akshyawat tree, mesmerising views of Yamuna river, Patalpuri temple.
- Allahabad Planetarium
If the planet and stars fascinate you then it is a must-visit place, a good family spot also known as Jawahar museum. India. This place was built in 1979 and is situated beside Anand Bhavan the former residence of the Nehru-Gandhi family and now a museum.
Mostly visited for:- Educational tours and knowledge of stars and planets.
- All Saints Cathedral
Also known as Patthar girja, this famous cathedral is the most visited cathedral in north India. It flaunts beautiful Gothic style architecture and curved glass paintings.
Mostly visited for:- Gothic architecture, sCulptures made of stone, plaques depicting the death of British people who died during the British rule.
- Iskcon Temple
Iskcon temple attracts thousands of people all year round.it is a beautiful temple of Krishna, and melodious devotional songs play in the background really calm your soul and soothe the mind.
Mostly visited for Janmashtami celebrations, goshala, aarti, and Krishna’s statue.
- Fun gaon waterpark
Thinking of an activity to do in summer that is both fun and cooling? Visit Fun Gaon Waterpark. It makes for an ideal day trip to Quadirpur. Totally recommended for families with kids.
Mostly visited for:- Fun rides, swimming pool, wave pool.
- Allahabad Museum
For history lovers and knowledge seekers of Allahabad, a visit to this museum is a must.it is situated in the right middle of Chandrashekhar Azad Park. Some artefacts of history and archaeology will surprise you.
Mostly visited for:-Artifacts of different historical periods of India, art gallery and sculptures.
- Ashoka pillar
This beautiful pillar was constructed by the Mauryan King Ashoka. You can find several inscriptions of famous Indian rulers on this pillar, for example, Ashoka, Samudragupta, Jahangir etc.
Mostly visited for:- Inscriptions of ancient rulers and ancient architecture.
- Allahabad public library
This library also known as Thornhill Mayne Memorial houses more than 1,20,000 books in beautiful gothic architecture. It’s one of the most visited places in Allahabad.
Mostly visited for:- books, newspaper, journals of different languages.
- Bade Hanuman Temple
In this famous temple to watch the laying statue of Hanuman, you need to go under the ground to visit the deity. A good place where you will feel at peace and have bursts of spiritual energy.
Mostly visited for:- Hanuman statue under the ground.