is synonymous to Sangam. 'Sangam' actually means confluence in Hindi. The city has been named so because it is situated on the confluence of Ganges, Yamuna and mythical river Saraswati. That is why; Allahabad is counted among the holiest of cities in India. A holy fair called Kumbh marks the place. These are of three types. The one that takes place every year is called 'Minor Kumbh'. Whereas the ones celebrated every 6 years and 12 years are called Ardh-Kumbh and Maha Kumbh respectively. Lord Brahma also called it as 'Tirth Raj' or 'King of all pilgrimage centres.' The Scriptures - Vedas and the great epics - Ramayana and Mahabharata, refer to this place as Prayag.
|Area||63.07 sq km|
|Altitude||98 metres above sea level|
|Temperature||Summer-28.5 C-43.0 C Winter-3.0 C-25.0C|
|Language||Hindi, Urdu and English|
|Rainfall||1110 mm average yearly|
|Best Time to Visit||July to September.|
How to get there
1. Air :- Bamrauli Airport is 14 Km from Allahabad. Regular Flights from Allahabad to Delhi
Places to Visit
|Alfred Park||Allahabad Fort||Allahabad Museum||Sangam|
|Khusrau Bagh||Anand Bhawan|
The city has number of shops offering items used for rituals such as sandalwood, incense, incense stick, vermilion and camphor among others.
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