Allahabad is situated at the confluence of the 3 sacred rivers - Ganga, Yamuna & the invisible Saraswati. It is here at the sangam that Hindus Converge for a holy dip especially during the Kumbha Mela, held here every 12 years after. &39Prayag&39 or &39Allahabad&39 as it is known today is one of the most sacred pilgrimage centres of India. The Magh Mela is the annual version of the Kumbh and Ardh Kumbha mela which starts every year from Makar Sankranti in January and ends at Maha Shivratri in February. Realizing its strategic importance as a waterway landmark in north India, Akbar built a magnificent fort on the banks of the holy &39Sangam&39.
Altitude: 322 ft., Climate: (deg C) Summer- Max 46.6, Min 27.2; Winter- Max 25.6, Min 10.5., Clothing: Summer- Cottons/Tropical; Winter- Woollens, Languages Spoken: Hindi, Urdu, English, Best Season: October to March.
Places Of Interest: Anand Bhawan (Home of the Nehru family), Allahabad Fort, Bhardwaj Ashram, Khusro&39s Tomb, Patlipuri Temple, Sangam, Swaraj Bhawan, Botanical Gardens, Allahabad Museum.
Excursions: Kaushambi- 60 kms, Chitrakoot- 132 kms, Ayodhya – 171 kms.
Reach - By Air: The nearest airport Varanasi-135 kms. By Rail: Well connected with all the major cities. By Road: Agra- 483 kms, Delhi- 612 kms, Lucknow- 227 kms, Lumbini -406 kms, Khajuraho- 294 kms, Varanasi- 127 kms, Bombay- 1,502 kms, Chitrakoot- 128 kms.