A city whose history dates back to ages immemorial, the entirety of the city of Allahabad or Prayagraj as it is now known has shaped India's heritage as well as her culture in a way that can never be ignored. Almost the entirety of the city is laden with artifacts, most of which add a special touch to the powerful role that Allahabad plays on India and her people. Arguable one of the most favorite cities in the province, Tours to Allahabad are considered to be definite must haves for tourists planning a Tour to Uttar Pradesh.
One of the largest cities in India, Allahabad has a history which dates back to the Vedas. It is believed that the city was blessed by Brahma himself, when he performed his first sacrifice in the premises of the city after laying the foundation of the earth.
Historian's paradise, almost the entirety of the city presents some aspect of influence on the history and culture of India, while a number of secrets still lay hidden amongst the various ruins which dots the parts of the city. Also known as Prayag, the city was renamed by Emperor Akbar, who first used the name Allahabad to describe this ancient city of India. Literarily translated as a term which can mean "based on Allah", Allahabad was even visited by Huien Tsang, the Chinese chronicler who visited India during King Harshavardhana's reign in the year 643 CE.
Today a bustling metropolis, which has maintained a steady growth of progress and development, Allahabad has, however, not lost touch with its rich past of glory. A major center of the practicing arts and culture in India, Allahabad is today home to the prestigious Allahabad University, where students from all around the world arrive in order to pursue their academic careers.
Reaching Allahabad can also be easily accomplished since the city is connected with an efficient network of trains and railways which connect it to other important cities of India.