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Excursion To Allahabad From Varanasi

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Stop At: Triveni Sangam Allahabad, Prayag Ganges, Yamuna, and Saraswati Rivers, Allahabad India

You will be picked up from your hotel and driven to the town of Allahabad that is situated at a distance of 75 miles from Varanasi. The drive to Allahabad takes around 3 hours.
Upon reaching Allahabad, visit the most important place, Triveni Sangam, which is the spot where the 3 major rivers of India namely the Ganges, Yamuna and Saraswati meet. The three rivers maintain their visible identity and can be identified by their different colors. Each year thousands of Hindu pilgrims visit Allahabad to take a dip in the holy waters of these three rivers.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Allahabad Fort, Minto Park, Allahabad 211002 India

Allahabad Fort is located near the Triveni Sangam, the confluence of the River Ganges, Yamuna and Saraswati. It is the largest fort built by the Mughal Emperor Akbar. The fort was built around a fig tree, considered sacred to the Hindus. Legend has it that people would commit suicide by hanging themselves from this tree. Building a fort around the tree is considered by many as an attempt to prevent more suicides. Another legend says that the construction of the fort took a very long time as each time the foundation would sink in the sand. The Emperor was told that a human sacrifice was required to ensure the construction of the fort. A local Brahmin voluntarily sacrificed himself and in return the Emperor granted his family the exclusive rights of servicing pilgrims visiting the River Ganges. The fort became a part of the territories of the East India Company and served as a military garrison for the British.

Duration: 2 hours
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