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Allahabad Fort, Allahabad

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Allahabad Fort is a fort built by the Mughal emperor Akbar at Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India in 1583. The fort stands on the banks of the Yamuna near its confluence with the river Ganges. It is recognised by the Archaeological Survey of India as a monument of national importance.HistoryConstruction by AkbarThe Allahabad Fort was constructed by the Mughal Emperor Akbar in 1580s. Abu'l-Fazl, in his Akbarnama writes:Akbar named the fort Illahabas ("blessed by God"), which later became "Allahabad". Besides the strategic location of Allahabad, Akbar is also thought to have been motivated by the ability to collect taxes from the large number of pilgrims visiting the Triveni Sangam. However, this seems unlikely, considering the fact that Akbar abolished the existing pilgrim taxes in 1563.Akbar's fort was constructed in such a way that it enclosed the famous Akshayavat tree, where people would commit suicide in order to achieve salvation. The reason for this is not known, although some sources claim that he did it to prevent people from committing suicides. According to a local legend, Akbar was a Hindu ascetic named Mukunda Brahmachari in his previous birth. Once, by mistake, he consumed a cow's hair while drinking milk. Horrified at this sin (cow being a holy animal), he committed suicide. He was born a mlechchha (non-Hindu) as a result of this sin, and was driven to build a fort at the holy Sangam.
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Although occupying a large area, the majority of Jiaozuo city's accommodation options concentrate within one district along the river, ranging from budget to boutique. Located predominantly between the train station and Jiefang district, they also offer convenience for sightseeing around the city and surroundings. Heading out toward the foot of the mountains, a handful of lodgings provide convenient access to the region's scenic landscapes and national park, allowing you to delight in outdoor pursuits for days on end.
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  • This huge strategically located fort was constructed by the Mogul emperor Akbar in 1575 on the confluence of the Ganga, Yamuna and the Mythical Saraswati river. The ramparts are very much intack and s...  more »
  • High expectations dashed since the Army has occupied and restricts entrance. Only available by boat which is a hassle (but this is off season and water is low). A drive by does little justice. Suggest...  more »
  • We could visit this fort from outside only as for some reason army closed entry for some time. This fort was built by Akbar and it is said that Lord Rama performed last rites of his father Raja Dasrat...  more »
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  • Its location is good.... infrastructure is amazing., u should visit it . It also have A underground Temple in it.
  • Good place to connect our history..and refresh the mind and get internal peace. You have to visit at least one time here.
  • Allahabad fort is the beautiful place and it consists the history of allahabad which was built by Mughal Emperor Akbar. We can see some areas of it less for army and it is given to the army for residence. It looks very nice from outside with Our National Flag.
  • Best place of walk with ganga jamuna sangam and holi city
  • It is a historical architecture at a beautiful location at the sangam of ganga nd yamuna river, but sad part is that its not fully opened for visitors. You can only enjoy a small part of it....