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Top Choice Religious Site in Allahabad


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…
Top Choice Mughlai in Allahabad

Eat On

This standing-room-only food shack does four things, and does them astonishingly cheap and well: mouth-watering shami kebabs (minced mutton with black lentils and spices), perfectly spiced chicken biryani, roasted c…
Religious in Allahabad

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). Held in January or February.
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…
Multicuisine in Allahabad

El Chico Cafe

Cure your homesick hungries in a heartbeat among a forward-thinking Indian crowd. Big breakfasts all day – cinnamon pancakes, waffles, espresso – sandwiches, wood-fired pizzas and more sophisticated fusion fare fill…
Multicuisine in Allahabad

El Chico

This refined restaurant serves up absolutely wonderful Indian (the chicken-chilli-garlic kebab is every bit as delicious as it sounds), tasty-looking Chinese, popular sizzlers and Continental cuisine, along with cof…
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, …