Allahabad District of Uttar Pradesh at a Glance

About Allahabad District :

The city of Allahabad is among the largest cities of Uttar Pradesh and situated at the confluence of three rivers- Ganga, Yamuna and the invisible Saraswati. The meeting point is known as Triveni and is especially sacred to Hindus. Allahabad is located at 25.45°N 81.84°E in the southern part of the Uttar Pradesh. To its south and southeast is the Bagelkhand region, To its east is middle Ganges valley of North India, or Purvanchal, To its southwest is the Bundelkhand region, to its north and northeast is the Awadh region and to its west along with Kaushambi it forms the part of Doab i.e the Lower Doab region. In the North district Pratapgarh, in the south Rewa (M.P.), in the east Sant Ravi Das Nagar and in the west kaushambhi districts are located. The total Geographical Area of the district is 5482 Sq. Km. The district is divided into 8 Tehsils, 20 development Blocks and 2802 populated Villages. The places of tourist interests in the districts are Sangam, Allahabad Fort, Patalpuri Temple and Akshaya Vat, Anand Bhawan, Swaraj Bhawan, Khusrau Bagh, Hanuman Mandir, and Allahabad Museum

At a Glance :

Geographical Area 5482 Sq. Km.
Population 5954391 (Census 2011)
Literacy 61.56%
Tehsils 8
Development Blocks 20
Nyay Panchayat 218
Gram Sabha 1425
Populated Villages 2802
Non-Populated Villages 1262
Towns 13
Temperature (Max.) 45.5 Degree Celsius
Temperature (Min.) 03.5 Degree Celsius
Bus Station / Bus Stop 241
Railway Station 35
Rural Post Office 75
Urban Post Office 334
Branches of Nationalised Banks 195
Branch of Rural Banks 73
Branch of Cooperative Banks 34
Primary School 3228
Junior High School 1854
Higher Secondary School 767
Degree College 84
Industrial Training Institute (I.T.I) 3

Tourist Places :

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It is the “confluence” of two physical rivers Ganges, Yamuna, and the invisible or mythic Saraswati. It is a place of religious importance and the site for historic Kumbh Mela held every 12 years.

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A noted Anglican Cathedral in Allahabad. It is an example of 13th-century Gothic style buildings in Asia built by the British during their rule in India. In 1871 AD, British architect Sir William Emerson, architect of Victoria Memorial, Kolkata, designed this monument. It was consecrated in 1887

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The ancestral home of the Nehrus, the Anand Bhawan now houses a memorabilia of the Nehru-Gandhi family and one of the excellent museums of India.

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Built by Akbar in AD 1583, the Allahabad Fort exhibits fine depictions of art, design, architecture, and craftsmanship of the fort. Visitors are allowed to view the Ashoka Pillar, Saraswati Kup and Jodhabai Palace.

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Located inside the Allahabad Fort, this is actually an underground temple, alluding to associations with Lord Rama. The famous Akshaya Vat one of the most revered trees of the Hindus is also sited within the temple.

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