Now known as Prayagraj, Allahabad is one of the metropolitan cities situated in Uttar Pradesh. The Judicial capital of Uttar Pradesh, Allahabad is considered as one of the important cities in Uttar Pradesh. The city was built by the Mughal Emperor Akbar and was earlier known as Illahabas which was later on changed to Allahabad by Shah Jahan.
The city is situated on the Triveni Sangam or the meeting of the three rivers, Saraswati, Yamuna and Ganga. One can easily distinguish the three rivers by viewing the Triveni Sangam. Allahabad has even been mentioned in the Vedas and is known for its historical importance, monuments and the various forts that had been built during the reign of the Mughal Emperors. The Allahabad Fort holds the history of the place which can be known through the local people in here or through the guides. During the British rule, Mahatma Gandhi used to stay in Allahabad for several meetings among the various political leaders during that time.
The Anand Bhavan holds a lot of importance as Mahatma Gandhi used to stay in there. The city even has the famous Grand Trunk Road which was constructed during the Britsh rule and is still in use. The court and police stations in here were built during the British rule by the East India Company and one can depict it from the various difference in the architecture and the interiors of the courts and police stations. Allahabad has been the major place of the East India Company and has been modified since then.
Allahabad is even known as the city of Prime Ministers as after the Independence, around seven Prime Ministers had been connected to Allahabad in some way or the other. The Allahabad University is the most prestigious University in the country and has all the streams of education. The city is even known for its cuisine which is a fusion of Indian and the Mughal cuisine and no doubt serves as an enhancement for the taste buds.