Allahabad-Chitrakoot

Allahabad

  • Allahabad is crowned in ancient scriptures as ‘Prayag’, ‘Prayagraj’ or ‘Teertharaj’ and is considered the holiest of pilgrimage centres of India.
  • The Kumbh held in every six years and Mahakumbh in every 12 years at Allahabad (Sangam) are the largest gatherings of pilgrims on this earth.
  • Akbar's Fort on the bank of Ganga and All Saint’s Cathedral are just two of the amazing monuments of this city bustling with pilgrims and visitors throughout the year.
  • The city has been a witness to many important events in India's freedom struggle such as emergence of the first Indian National Congress in 1885, the beginning of Mahatma Gandhi's non-violence movement in 1920.

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