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Allahabad Fort in Allahabad

·  Summer: (30°C-43°C) Scorching weather and hot winds.
·  Winter: (3°C-14°C) Cool weather with thick fogs in January.
·  Monsoon: June-September. Heavy rainfall.

Best time to visit:  October-March

Opening Time: 06:00 a.m.
Closing Time: 05:00 p.m.
Weekly Holiday: Open 7 days a week.

Entry Fees for Indians Adults:  Free
Children:  Free
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Entry Fees for Foreign Nationals Adults:  Free
Children:  Free
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Allahabad Fort has been the witness to the golden Indian history from the times of Emperor Ashoka to the rule of Mughal Emperor Akbar. Today, it is a popular tourist destination known for its superlative architecture and craftsmanship. Located on the bank of River Yamuna, the fort accommodated attractions in the form of palaces, royal enclosures and one of the pillars Ashoka erected during his reign.

An old banyan tree called Akshayavat that is visible from the outside of the fort wall is believed to be the tree of immortality. Another highlight is a well known as Saraswati Koop which is considered to be the point of origination of the mythological River Saraswati. Huge towers and massive gateways justify the strength of this great medieval structure.

A good idea is to ride a boat on River Yamuna and have the magnificent views of the fort.  

The fort is in use by the Indian Army and it is strictly prohibited to visit many of the sections.

Road: Located in the city heart near the holy confluence (Sangam) of Rivers Ganga and Yamuna, the fort is accessible by auto-rickshaws, taxis and cycle-rickshaws.

Railway: Those travelling by train can reach Allahabad Junction which is about 7 km. from the fort. From the railway station, one can take a taxi or auto-rickshaw to reach the fort.

Airway: Allahabad Airport serves the city and is about 15 km. away from the fort. The domestic airport has flights to the cities like Lucknow and Delhi. Taxis can be hired from the airport to visit the fort.