Attractions

Top Choice Religious Site in Allahabad

Sangam

This is the particularly auspicious point where two of India’s holiest rivers, the Ganges and the Yamuna, meet one of Hinduism’s mythical rivers, the Saraswati. All year round, pilgrims row boats out to this holy sp…
Park in Allahabad

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

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

Shah Begum's Tomb

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

Nesa Begum's Tomb

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

Akbar's Fort & Patalpuri Temple

Built by the Mughal Emperor Akbar, this 16th-century 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 visited, …
Museum in Allahabad

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 to the latest political figure, Rahul Gandhi. This stately home is wh…
Church in Allahabad

All Saints Cathedral

This Christian church in Allahabad is a popular landmark.
Museum in Allahabad

Allahabad Museum

This extensive museum in the grounds of a pleasant park has archaeological artefacts, Nehru family items, modern paintings, miniatures and ancient sculptures. Unfortunately, the high ticket price can make it difficu…
Ghat in Allahabad

Saraswati Ghat

Around the corner from Sangam (skirt the riverbank around the front of Akbar’s Fort), this ghat hosts a nightly aarti (an auspicious lighting of lamps/candles).