Prayagraj Tourism

Prayagraj (earlier Allahabad) is among the largest cities in the Purvanchal region of Uttar Pradesh. According to ancient Sanatan Hindu history, for the Prakrishta Yajna, Lord Brahma, the creator God of the Trinity, chose a land on earth, on which the three rivers would flow into a quiet confluence. Brahma also referred to it as Tirth Raj or the King of all pilgrimage centres. Recorded evidence also exists in the revered scriptures (the Vedas and the grand epics, the Ramayana and the Mahabharata, as also in the Puranas) of this holy place formerly called Prayag.

Prayagraj stands at the confluence of two of India's holiest rivers, the Ganga and the Yamuna. Sangam, as the confluence is called, is the venue of many sacred fairs and rituals, and attracts thousands of pilgrims throughout the year. This number swells to millions during the world-famous Kumbh Mela. An annual Magh Mela is also held in Prayagraj around the Sangam areas in the month of January (Magh is the name of the month in the Hindu calendar). The third river Saraswati, believed to be flowing underground towards the Sangam, gives the confluence its other name, Triveni.

Prayagraj is famous for organising Kumbh, once every twelve years, Kumbh is the largest human gathering in the world. Kumbh Mela is the best time to acquaint yourself with the Hindu rituals and culture in this holy city.

Best Time to Visit

Summers are not recommended if you are planning to visit Prayagraj. Therefore, time your visit between October and March. In winter, do carry warm clothes for yourself.