Allahabad Fort

ALLAHABAD FORT

The massive fort built by Emperor Akbar in 1583 A.D., the fort stands on the bank of the Yamuna near the confluence site. In its prime, the fort was unrivalled for its design, construction and craftsmanship. This huge, majestic fort has three magnificent galleries flanked by high towers. At present, the fort is used by the Indian Army and only a limited area is open to visitors. The magnificent outer wall is intact and rises above the water’s edge. Visitors are allowed to see the Ashokan Pillar and Saraswati Kup ( Koop), a well, said to be the source of the Saraswati River, and Jodhabai Palace. The Patalpuri temple is also here. So is the much revered Akshaya Vat or the immortal Banyan tree.

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