Allahabad is a city in the Uttar Pradesh state of India. This city has many important government offices and hence it holds an important position in administration of India. A very popular event of India, Kumbh Mela is held here in every 4 years. This place is believed to be blessed with ‘Brahma’-The Creator according to Hindu Mythology. The rivers Ganga and Yamuna flows through this city and they are considered as sacred by millions of Hindus worldwide. These all facts make Allahabad a very popular city of India.
Allahabad is associated with a number of famous personalities of India like Amitabh Bachchan (famous bollywood actor), Jawahar Lal Nehru (First Prime Minister of India), Rajiv Gandhi (famous politician and former prime minister of India) and many more. This city has been selected by Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) to improve the infrastructure and governance of the city. This city has high crime rate in last some years but from last 4-5 years situation is under control.
Major Tourist Sites in Allahabad:
It is place where the Kumbh Mela is held in every 4 years. The place is the meeting place of three rivers namely Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati and hence holds a very pious place in Hindu mythology.
All Saints Cathedral:
This cathedral was built in the 13th century style. It is known for its beautiful architecture and historical importance. Lots of visitors come here to see the beauty of this church and to attend daily prayers here.
Allahabad University is India’s fourth oldest university after Mumbai, Calcutta and Madras. It was started in 1887. Many courses are available here like Arts, Literature, Chemistry, Physics, Agricultural Science, Engineering, Medicine, Languages and many more.
Allahabad Airport serves both Indian Air Force (IAF) and the public passengers. This airport is linked to few cities of North like Delhi, Lucknow etc. Very few flights are operated from here due to its major use by Air Force.
National Highway 2 passes through the city and it is proposed to be a part of the prestigious Golden Quadrilateral’s Delhi-Kolkata section. Local Transport is provided by Buses, auto rickshaws and cycle rickshaws. Cycle rickshaws are considered as the cheapest and most efficient means of transport. Buses are operated by UP roadways authority of India.
Allahabad serves as the headquarters of the North Central Railway Zone and is well connected to all major cities via Railways.
In an all Allahabad is an important place in India. It is the center of politics not only for UP but for all India.