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#2 of 214 Places To Visit in Prayagraj
allahabad fort
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Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
entry fee
Entry by Donation
All days of the week
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
visit duration
45 minutes to 1 hour

about allahabad fort

Built in the 16th century at the behest of Mughal Emperor Akbar, the Allahabad Fort is a massive monument and was unrivalled for a long, long time in terms of design, intricacy and craftsmanship. Today, a large part of the fort is occupied by the Indian army, which is inaccessible to civilians, and hence only a small part of the fort is open to visitors.

When visiting the fort, you can take a look at the massive Ashoka Pillar. Standing at over 10 metres tall, the pillar was carved out of sandstone and bears important inscriptions from 232 BC. Another stellar part of the fort is the Jodhabai Palace, which depicts beautiful amalgamation of Hindu and Islamic architecture. The fort also houses the Patliputra Temple which is situated underground near its eastern end and the Akshyavat and source of Saraswati River, both of which are off limits.

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2 Allahabad Fort reviews
Anu Jalan
Anu Jalan
discover the hidden treasures of history
Jun 22 2014
first of all this fort is not open for common public,unless you have the permission of a military person.once you manage to get the permission you get the opportunity to explore the most excruciating place of the city. not only one but four great leg ...... read more
Rahul Gupta
Rahul Gupta
Mar 28 2014
It is said that there is a hidden tunnel inside this fort that connects New Delhi and Agra. The entry to this fort is restricted for people on normal days as this fort is being taken over by army as their base.