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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  • This fort is very famous in Allahabad..... I will rich with my friends and very enjoy it ... I spend five hour.  more »
  • A magnificent fort located at the Sangam of the Ganga, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati, in Allahabad. This pristine fort was fabled to be originally built by Emperor Asoka, but later in 1583 repaired by...  more »
  • Built buy Akbar on the bank of river Ganga in Mughal reign good place to enjoy wid friends and have pix  more »
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  • Fort is in immense need of repairs. The historical bit is fast fading, the temple within could be a better experience if one isn't hounded by people who just want to make money in the name of religion.
  • Its A Good Place But For seeing from Outside.... You Are Not Allowed To visit The Fort is Occupied by Largest Army of the World("INDIAN ARMY") ..... Yet You Can Visit it if You are a Major General in Indian Army Some say there Are Weapons inside the Fort As "ALLAHABAD" is a "CENTRAL COMMAND" for Both "INDIAN ARMY" & "INDIAN AIRFORCE" As i think there is something Inside For National Security which is not Exposed To The Public..... Yet there is a path to ALLAHABAD FORT(AKBAR FORT) TO AGRA FORT TO DELHI FORT and goes to Lahore Pakistan..... But the path is destroyed ..... Existence of Nuclear weapons cant be Proved Yet inside the Force............................................. Yet Would Love to see The Allahabad Fort............... if Army Allows................................. Yet there is a Great Temple inside the fort known "AKSHYAVATT" which is IMMORTAL.......................................... you can go there ..........
  • Nothing to see there. All of part is close for visitors. Only one temple inside but.... U will be force to donate money at every step. Much better view is from boat n specially ⛅ sunset.
  • Allahabad Fort is a fort built by the Mughal emperor Akbar at Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India in 1583. Allahabad Fort, Allahabad stands tall on the northern banks of the river Yamuna near the confluence. The fort must definitely be visited for tourists who plan for a tour to Allahabad.
  • It's a good place with historical n holy worship statue of various Hindu God's

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