Prayagraj is one of the oldest cities in India. It is crowned in ancient scriptures as ‘Prayag’, ‘Prayagraj’ or ‘Teertharaj’ and is considered the holiest of pilgrimage centres of India. It is situated at the confluence of three rivers- Ganga, Yamuna and the invisible Saraswati. The sacred point where the rivers Ganga, Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati meet is known as Sangam. Prayagraj has tremendous religious importance and the city springs to life during religious festivals and fairs, particularly the massive Kumbh Mela, which is held every 12 years in the holy city. Also significant are the Annual Magh Mela and the Ardh Kumbh held every 6 years.
Prayagraj also boasts of being a renowned center for education. Spread over hundreds of acres, the University's magnificent main building is a mix of Victorian and Mughal architecture. Prayagraj High Court is one of the most important courts of India and is the epicenter of many landmark verdicts.
Prayagraj is also famous for
•Bade Hanuman ji Mandir
•Anand Bhawan-ancestral home of the Nehru-Gandhi family (late Prime Ministers of India - Jawaharlal Nehru and Indira Gandhi were born there)
• Khusro Bagh
•All Saints Cathedral
•Chandrashekhar Azad Park