The district of Allahabad is situated in the meeting point of the three rivers of Saraswati, Yamuna and the ganges which form the Triveni Sangam and this is only a part of the culture and religious heritage of the hindus.
Allahabad has a number of industries of large and small scale works which have played an important role in the district’s economical development. Some of the well known industries in the region are Triveni Sheet Glass ltd at Naini, Raymond Synthetics in Karchana, ITI Naini, IFFCO Phulpur, Hindustan Cable Ltd Naini, GEEP industries, etc. also, there are the important institutions like Civil Aviation Training Centre and Harish Chandra Mehta Atomic Research Centre in this district.
Allahabad is one of the largest cities in the state of Uttar Pradesh with a location at the meeting point of the 3 sacred rivers in the hindu mythology which are Saraswati, Yamuna and Ganga, which is also known as Triveni. Aryans were said to be part of the earliest settlements in the area, when the city was known as prayag. The enchantment of Prayagasya Praveshshu Papam Nashwati Tatkshanam meant that the sins are cleared with a dip in the rivers. It is one of the most ancient and heritage sites of india which has a rich mythological and historical importance. A visit to this place still date imbibes a lasting memory with cultures being a mix of muslims, Christians, jains and hindus.
Allahabad is at the south side of the state of Uttar Pradesh at a height of 322 ft and latitudes of 25’45’’ N and 81.84’ E. The location is at the meeting point of the three famous rivers of Ganges, Yamuna and Saraswati. In the ancient times, the region was called as Vats country. Bagelkhand region is found in the southeast and south side, eastern part is covered by ganges valley or purvanchal, bundelkhand region bounds the southwest part, awadhh region is in the northeast and north part and the west is covered by Doab or Lower Doab region with the part of Kaushambi.
The different districts around Allahabad are pratapgarh in the north, Rewa in MP in the south, Sant Ravi Das Nagar in the east and the Kaushambi in the west.
A climate that is humid and typical of subtropics is found in Allahabad and the same climate is seen in many of the north central cities of india. Primarily, there are 3 important seasons such as cool dry winter, hot dry summer and the monsoon which is hot and humid. Summer can be felt from the months of April till June, during which the maximum temparatures can hover around 40 to 45 deg C. From the early part of July the monsoon starts till the month of September. From December to February is the winter season.
The place of sangam is at around 7 kms distance from the Civil Lines. This place is well known because of the meeting point of ganges, saraswati and Yamuna which are three sacred rivers for the hindus. During the Kumbh mela, which is organized once in every 12 years, this place is filled up with millions of devotees from all over the country. The city is still a big attraction for the tourists coming into india.
The fort at Allahabad was constructed in 1583 AD by akbar and this has beautiful exhibitions of art, architecture, designs and craft works. Visitors to the fort can see the Saraswati Kup, Ashoka Pillar and the palace of Jodhabai.
Patalpuri Temple And Akshaya Vat
Inside the Allahabad fort are the underground temple of patalpuri and has historical anecdotes related to Lord Rama. Akshaya Vat is one of the most well known temples among the hindus which is also present inside the temple.
Anand Bhawan is the Nehru ancestral property which now has been converted into a museum where memorabilia of the family of Nehru Gandhi are found and is a famous museum nowadays in India.
Near the Anand Bhawan in Allahabad, is the location of the Swaraj Bhawan which was built by Pt Moti Lal Nehru and Mrs Indira Gandhi, the late prime minister of India was born here.
It is a huge area with beautiful gardens and contains the mausoleums for Khusrau, his mother who was a rajput and the sister of Khusrau.
The Hanuman Mandir is situated near the fort of Allahabad and is well known because the Hanuman idol is positioned in a reclined posture.
The museum contains a number of paintings done by Nicholas Roerich, miniatures of Rajasthan, figurines made from terracotta, stone sculptures and many coins belonging to 2nd century BC and is found in the vicinity of Chandra Sekhar Azad park.