Top things to do in Allahabad (Prayagraj)

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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, …
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Eat On

This standing-room-only food shack does only one thing, but does it so well and so cheaply that queues of hungry punters spill out into the surrounding streets. The draw is the perfectly spiced chicken biryani, cook…
Religious in Allahabad (Prayagraj)

Kumbh Mela & Magh Mela

The Magh Mela is a huge annual religious fair that transforms into the world’s largest human gathering, the Kumbh Mela, every 12th year (next in 2025).
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…
Multicuisine in Allahabad (Prayagraj)

El Chico Cafe

Cure your homesick hungries in a heartbeat among a forward-thinking Indian crowd. Breakfast for lunch – cinnamon pancakes, waffles, the best coffee in town – sandwiches, wood-fired pizzas and more sophisticated fusi…
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, …
Multicuisine in Allahabad (Prayagraj)

El Chico

This refined but casual restaurant serves up wonderful Indian (the chicken-chilli-garlic kebab is every bit as delicious as it sounds), tasty-looking Chinese, popular sizzlers and Continental cuisine. It's next to t…
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 …