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Review of Allahabad Fort

Allahabad Fort
Ranked #9 of 47 things to do in Allahabad
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Reviewed November 11, 2012

The fort is quite large and is situated on the bank of river Yamuna.
The internal part of the fort is occupied by the armies so only a certain part of it is allowed for travelers to see. Hmm wish we can see the whole fort one day !!

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Reviewed August 3, 2012

There is nothing much to be narrated about this fort, this was built by Mughal Emperor Akbar in 1853 on the banks of river Yamuna.

There are stories that a hidden tunnel goes from this fort to New Delhi and Agra, i am not sure about it. Also currently this fort is being taken over by army as their base. The entry to this fort is restricted for localities and tourists. The fort is open for people/tourists only on 14Th January every year on the occasional of Makar Sankranti, considered to be the Hindu New Year.

The main attraction of this fort is "AkashyaVat Tree" , said to be a God-oriented tree. People say touching it brings luck and n number of stories. This tree has a long story to tell...the roots of the tree are down till hell and this tree came from heaven and bla bla..


I dont find anything great about it...except for the majestic architecture.

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Reviewed June 22, 2012

This Fort was built by Emperor Akbar in 1583.The fort stands on the banks of the Yamuna near the confluence with the river Ganges know as 'Sangam', a place of great religous importance. It is the largest fort built by Akbar. In its prime, the fort was unrivaled for its
design, construction and craftsmanship. This
huge fort has three galleries flanked by high
towers.At present is used by the army ( ORDANANCE DEPOT FORT) and only a
limited area is open to visitors. The outer wall
is intact and rises above the water's edge.
Inside the fort there is the Zenana, Palace of Mariam-uz-Zamani and the 3rd century BC Ashoka pillar and Saraswati Koop as well, said to be the source of the Saraswati river . The Patalpuri temple is also here. Allahabad Fort is the location of the much
revered Akshayavat or "immortal tree." Legends say that if anyone jumps from this centuries-old banyan tree he will attain immortality. Civilians are not allowed to see this tree. However this tree is aand is
one among many trees that can be seen from
outside the southern wall of the fort (from Naini Bridge as well as from boat rides in Ganga). In the fort one railway track comes from
Allahabad Railway Station. This railway track
was made by the East India Company to use during the war. This place is adjacent to Sangam and is well connected by city transport.

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