Parks in PrayagrajAllahabad is one of the beautiful cities of Uttar Pradesh. Many wonderful gardens and parks adorn the city which has also become interesting tourist places to visit. They are scenic as well as fun and entertaining which make it all the more fascinating and a must visit for every visitor. Few of the interesting parks and gardens have been discussed below for a better idea on them
This is a wonderful park christened in the name of Khusro, an heir of the royal empire of Mughal dynasty. He was the son of Emperor Jahangir, but was brutally killed by another son of the Emperor, Shah Jahan, with the motive of succeeding the Empire. This was a common practice at that time in the Mughal dynasty as near and dear ones were killed in the greed of the throne. The park is based surrounding the tomb of Khusro. It was in 1622 that Khusro Bagh was constructed and completed and the same was built by Jahangir in the memory of his beloved son. The scenic beauty of the surrounding is worth mentioning. Long acres of greenery surround the tomb which is again a common feature in tombs of members of Mughal dynasty. The tomb is constructed with sandstone, marbles and various precious materials with brilliant curvatures, decorations and designs. Here lies also the tomb of Khusro’s mother and sister.
Khusro Bagh is located near Prayagraj Railway station and on the GT Road. It can be easily reached through auto rickshaw or taxi.
Address: Lukarganj, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh 211016
Timings: 7am to 7pm
Chandra Shekhar Azad Park Allahabad
A very famous park in the name of Indian Freedom fighter Chandra Shekhar Azad, this is the largest park in Allahabad. Not only is the park named as Chandra Shekhar Azad Park but it is also often referred as Alfred Park and Company Garden. Every name given to this park has some significance. Chandra Shekhar Azad Park was a name given to the park since it played a important role in the Indian freedom struggle from the British. It is in this park that the notable encounter between Chandra Shekhar Azad and the British police took place and here only he breathed his last in the year 1931. After India found its long persuaded Independence, the park was named after the matyr and a statue of Chandra Shekhar Azad was installed here.
Before Independence the park was named as Alfred Park. This is because the park was constructed in order to commemorate the visit of Prince Alfred, the Duke of Edinburgh. Spread across a total area of 133 acres this is a huge place which took almost 8 years to complete. There is a marble canopy in remembrance of Queen Victoria. The walk across the garden is too beautiful and the scenic excellence and long stretched greenery is a complete treat to the eyes. Apart from the incidents mentioned it has also several historical significances from the British days. Several functions, official ceremonies were held in this place and the British used to call this area as Company Bagh or Company Garden since it belonged to East India Company then.
Sandal Shah and Gulab Shah Dargah, Women’s Club, Gymkhana and a stadium is located with the arena of the park. The park lies near the areas of Georgetown, Tagore town and Civil Lines, Allahabad. A taxi can help reach the place from anywhere in Allahabad.
Address: Kamla Nehru Road, Allahabad, U.P
Open on: Mon-Sun
Timings: 5am to 11pm
Best time to Visit: Anytime throughout the year.
Minto Park Allahabad
Though Minto Park is a pretty simple park stretched along the banks of Yamuna and Saraswati Ghat, it has much historical significance and quite a popular place in Allahabad. The name of the park was given by Lord Minto who laid the foundation stone for this park with a four lion symbol and initiated its construction. It is this park where the Proclamation of Queen Victoria was read out where the power to rule was completely transferred from East India Company to Government of Britain. It is after this India became a colony under the British rule and the status was degraded.
The park however is now known as Madan Mohan Malviya Park after the name of the famous Freedom Fighter.
Address: Allahabad fort, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh 211003
Open on: Mon-Sun
Timings: 9am to 8pm
Though gigantic parks are limited in the city but there are no limitations of greenery and small gardens and parks at different places of Allahabad. Apart from this there are other entertainment options like waterparks which are also much popular in Allahabad.
Nandan Kanan Water Retreat
One of the very first water theme parks in eastern Uttar Pradesh, this water park is known to instigate the thrilling minds of young and old. It has many thrilling games like family slide, aquatrailz which give immense pleasure to the people visiting. It has a 300 ft long lazy river and rain dance with music. It also has a special kids zone and a fast food joint to make more fun and entertaining. The tariff for adult here is Rs 150 and for children it is Rs 120. The details of this place can be fetched from the official website www.nandankananwaterretreat.com.
Address: Village Malawan Buzurg(Isipur), Sahson, 8 Kms. from Shastri Bridge, Allahabad-Jaunpur Highway, Allahabad
Phone: 9415218578, 9415344824, 9889202432
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Timings From 12pm to 7pm
Fungaon Amusement and Water Park
It is another of the best amusement and water parks with all the facilities to spend a wonderful time with family. It has water park, dry rides, boating, toy train and a lot to make the family members happy. One can make online inquiry of the place in its official website www.fungaon.com. It has indoor entertainment zones and food courts to serve the taste of India to people visiting. The tariff of the place is quite cheap where adults need to pay Rs 300 and kids Rs 200 only.
Address: Kadilpur, Kaushambi , Allahabad, UP
Timings: 11am to 7pm
The above-mentioned places are some of the finest and most entertaining places. The amusement parks are the best places to spend quality time with family whereas the gardens are best historical and relaxing areas which give peace to mind and soul.