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 1583. 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 is not a fort, but a temple. First they ask for a donation to enter. Then you passes several stations, each demanding. The final one is almost funny. An old man wanted to give me a blessing. I re...  more »
  • This fort is big and historical place, this fort nearly to river Sangam, very nice fort so beautiful. Must visit. ☆Lovely Place☆  more »
  • Entry not allowed into the fort. The fort too is in a very bad shape. We were told it's under military control.but the famous akshaya vadam inside the fort is accessible from a side gate of the fort.  more »
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  • 1. Atmosphere is good. 2. Tempos from Allahabad station take Rs. 20 only which is quite cheap if you compare it with the distance. 3. Lots of junk food are available. Must visit place.
  • Please be careful with your money. The Pandas try to fleece you at any cost. Good for a historical visit. Please read up well, the history of the fort before you go.
  • One of fabulous spiritual underground place of Allahabad except that few priest keep asking (about dakshina) for charity. It's good place for pilgrim s.
  • I loved it too much . It is great place for picnic with their families. I have visited many times at this place. It is very important for environment . You may also visit this place .
  • This is a great historical place.. The allahabad fort built in 1885 by the great mughal emperor Akbar.
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