Where the Ganges, the Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati rivers meet, lies the city of Allahabad - one of the most important cities in the state of Uttar Pradesh in northern India. Playing host to one of the largest Hindu pilgrimages in the country, people come from far and wide to visit the site where Brahma, the Hindu god of creation, was believed to have landed. Every 12 years the Kumbh Mela brings
pilgrims to this holy city to bathe in the sacred river, reinforcing the city’s holy status and ensuring that it remains a place of religious significance. During Allahabad holidays discover the ancient holy city of Prayag - the sacred site and destination for the holy pilgrimage and visit landmarks of the country’s more recent history. There is the museum dedicated to Nehru which is located in his former family home, or visit the city’s University, founded by English academics and known as India’s Oxford. While trips here are typically centred around cultural experiences, there are beautiful views to be seen, such as the Yamuna suspension bridge that spans the River Ganges.
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