Where the greatest and sacred rivers meet, a holy confluence of the three rivers Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati make this place more spiritually abundant. While the Ganga is shallow and forceful and properly visible, the Yamuna is deep but calm and greenish, the Saraswati remains hidden, but magically she makes her presence felt underwater. It’s a lifetime moment to witness the such a divine “Sangam”. One has to hire a boat to reach till the point of Sangam; also thousands of people take a dip at this place, with the belief that they will get rid of their sins here or attain the Mokash ( get free from the cycle of rebirth). There are sure mythic tales, one of them is that some drops of immortal nectar fell onto this spot at the Triveni Sangam during a mythological battle between gods and demons, and since then it is reckoned as the holy place.
Kumbh Mela is also being organised here, according to the astrological dates which depict, when the waters of the sacred rivers will turn into nectar.
What you will like
The sacred shrines of Hindus, ghats, evening Ganga aarti, pilgrims from all over the world gathers to visit Triveni Sangam. Also, a perfect family holiday spot.
What you might not like
Some places are not neat and hygienic clean, chaotic lanes. Beware of the thaags (conmen).
Pilgrims, explorers, solo travellers, travel bloggers.
Eateries in Allahabad
Being the culturally rich, this city has its own serene beauty after sunset around ghats. The pleasant evening aura of such a divine place is well enjoyable with the scrummy street food, and foodies Allahabad has fully loaded streets and lanes with authentic and impressive eateries.
Begin your journey with the Kachori sabzi at Netram kachori they serve this delectable dish with Raita, Pickle and ‘Sonth’(Red chutney) , and definitely not to miss chaat Nirala Ki Chaat in Loknath , here you can try wide range of golgappa, ‘aloo tikki’, ‘dahi-sonth ke batashe’, ‘papdi chaat’, another spot is Shambhu ki Chaat at Harshvardhan Crossing, here you will get the best Aloo-tikki around the whole Allahabad. And if you are a sweet tooth, here is the perfect joint for you Hera Halwai, go for ‘Gari ki Barfi’, ‘Gulab Jamuns’ and ‘ ‘Dahi-jalebi’ they are too good!
Also, one can have multiple options in these streets to spot Allahabadi Cuisine, Zamin Doz Machli, Dum Bhindi, Shab Deg, Nihari is being famous since the time of Nawabs of Allahabad, Tandoori Naans and Lacha Paranthas, and sweet dishes like Motichoor ke ladoos, Gujia, Gewer, Sheer Qorma.
Day 1- Visit Hanuman Mandir, one of the famous hindu temple, then visit the Triveni sangam , explore the fantastic view of blend of three holy rivers.You can witness the ganga aarti at the evening. By the day, visit the Akshaya Vat ,Anand Bhavan, or Ashoka Pillar.
Day 2- Check out the local streets the market , taste some authentic delicacies. Then visit the amazing mughal architecture Khusro Bagh, or Alfred Park and other tourist destinations.