General Information )
Allahabad, sacred city of Hinduism was formerly called 'Prayag'
in commemoration of a sacrifice done
by Lord Brahma. According to Hindu mythology for the 'Prakrishta
Yagna' Lord Brahma chose a piece of land on the earth on the confluence
of the three rivers - the Ganga, the Yamuna, and the mytical Saraswati.
This confluence is called Sangam. The Sangam is the venue of many
sacred fairs and ritual and attracts thousands of pilgrims throughout
the year. Akbar had visited Prayag in 1575 AD and founded a new
city by the name Illahabad which has now become Allahabad. The
city was an important cantonment during the British Raj and has
some beautiful remnants of colonial architecture. In the the early
20th century, Allahabad was the foremost centre of learning in
: 63.07 Sq. km.
Altitude : 98 Mts.
Summer : Max 32.1ºC, Min 26.6ºC.
Winter : Max 29.0ºC, Min 9.1ºC.
Rainfall : 102.8 cm average yearly.
Languages spoken : Hindi, Urdu, English.
STD Code : 0532