About Allahabad

Allahabad is crowned in ancient scriptures as Prayag or Prayagraj and is considered the holiest of pilgrimage centres which is located at the confluence of sacred rivers Ganga, Yamuna and legendary Saraswati. The Kumbh every six years and Mahakumbh every 12 years is held in this holy city which are the largest gatherings of pilgrims on this earth. The city has always been associated with well known literary, political, cultural and academic personalities of the country which has aggrandized the glory of the city. The city has been 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. The city has played an important part in the formation of modern India. With many centres of higher learning, it has become an education hub, today. Akbar's Fort on the bank of Ganga, Khusro bagh, All Saint’s Cathedral and Anand Bhavan are some of the amazing monuments of this city bustling with visitors throughout the year. It is a major tourist attraction for pilgrimage and archaeological sites from all over the world. The participants will experience the blend of modernity with culture and tradition which is hallmark of this second-oldest city of India. For further details may visit www.uptourism.gov.in/pages/top/explore/top-explore-allahabad---chitrakoot and http://allahabad.nic.in/ .