Allahabad is located at the confluence (Sangam) of the rivers Ganga, Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati. It is one of the oldest pilgrimage cities of India famous for the Kumbh Melas, Ardh Kumbh Melas and Magh Melas. It is situated at about 240 km from Lucknow, the capital of Uttar Pradesh and 128 km from Varanasi. The city bears testimony to the transfer of power from the East India company to the British crown after the 1857 uprising.
The Triveni Sangam is the most important and famous sacred place encompassing the devout Hindus from all over India come to this holy pilgrimage place to offer prayers and take a dip in the holy waters.