Allahabad (Prayagraj) attractions

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Sangam

This is the particularly auspicious point (sangam means 'river confluence') where two of India’s holiest rivers, the Ganges and the Yamuna, meet one of Hinduism’s mythological rivers, the Saraswati. All year round, …
Park in Allahabad (Prayagraj)

Khusru Bagh

This intriguing park, surrounded by huge walls, contains four highly impressive Mughal tombs. One is that of Prince Khusru, the eldest son of Emperor Jehangir, who tried to overthrow his father in 1606, but was inst…
Historic Building in Allahabad (Prayagraj)

Prince Khusru's Tomb

The Mughal tomb of Prince Khusru, the eldest son of Emperor Jehangir; he tried unsuccessfully to assassinate his father but was instead blinded and imprisoned, finally dying in 1622. If Khusru’s coup had succeeded, …
Historic Building in Allahabad (Prayagraj)

Shah Begum's Tomb

This is the Mughal tomb of Shah Begum, Emperor Jehangir’s first wife, who committed suicide in 1603 with an opium overdose because of the ongoing feud between her husband and her son, Prince Khusru.
Historic Building in Allahabad (Prayagraj)

Nesa Begum's Tomb

An attractive Mughal tomb constructed in 1625 by Nesa Begum (though it was never actually used as such).
Hindu Temple in Allahabad (Prayagraj)

Patalpuri Temple

Built by the Mughal Emperor Akbar, the 16th-century Allahabad fort on the northern bank of the Yamuna has massive walls with three gateways flanked by towers. Most of it is occupied by the Indian army and cannot be …
Museum in Allahabad (Prayagraj)

Anand Bhavan

This picturesque two-storey house is a shrine to the Nehru family, which has produced five generations of leading politicians, from Motilal Nehru (Jawaharlal's father) to the latest political figure, Rahul Gandhi. T…
Museum in Allahabad (Prayagraj)

Allahabad Museum

This extensive museum in the grounds of Allahabad's nicest park has archaeological artefacts, Nehru family items, miniatures and ancient sculptures, though it's well overpriced.
Historic Building in Allahabad (Prayagraj)

Swaraj Bhavan

The house where former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was born was spruced up for the 2017 centenary of her birth and is worth a quick look.
Church in Allahabad (Prayagraj)

All Saints Cathedral

This impressive 1870 gothic church is a popular landmark but only opens on Sundays for a 9am service.