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Allahabad Pillar, Allahabad

Depicting the skillful architecture practiced during the reign of the Mauryan Dynasty, Allahabad Pillar is a remarkable tourist attraction in the city. It was built in the 3rd century and has different inscriptions engraved over it. This pillar is one of the marvels that carry the edicts of Ashoka, including the teaching of dharma. At present, this pillar stands in the premises of Akbar's Fort in Allahabad which is occupied by the Indian Army. The public requires a special permission from the army authorities for viewing the pillar.

 

It Is Known For:-
1) Allahabad Pillar is crafted out of the single piece of the sandstone and stands at a height of 35 feet. It was destroyed and reconstructed many times due to the different causes
2) This pillar has different inscriptions engraved on it. The inscriptions include the column of Ashoka, Samudra Gupta, and Jahangir
3) At present, it is a monument of national interest and is well-preserved. It now stands in the premises of Akbar's Fort and a special permission is required from the army authorities to see the pillar

 

Best Time To Visit:-
Allahabad Pillar is a monument of national interest and is preserved by the A.S.I. Each day, it witnesses the countless tourists that arrive to catch a glimpse of this architectural marvel in Allahabad. It can be visited throughout the year.

On all national holidays, the entry is restricted for all visitors.

 

Reaching There:-
With a well-established network of the roadways and railways, it becomes easier for the tourists to visit and see Allahabad Pillar located in Akbar's Fort. The local buses and cabs are available in plenty for reaching the place.

Nearest Railway Station- Allahabad Junction
Nearest Airport- Allahabad International Airport

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