Chandrasekhar Azad Park is a public park in Allahabad. Built in 1870 to mark Prince Alfred's visit to the city, with an area of 133 acres, it is the biggest park in Allahabad. It was renamed after freedom fighter Chandra Shekhar Azad, who sacrificed his life here, during the Indian independence struggle in 1931. Originally and still famously the park is known as Alfred Park.
In 1870 old cantonments were transformed into a park when, after the Rebellion of 1857, new areas were developed.
The park is situated in the neighborhood of Georgetown and is surrounded by Tagoretown, Civil Lines and the University of Allahabad. Its coordinates are N25°27'9",E80°50,51"
Being a big park it has some of very important heritage and recreational sites. Chandra Shekhar Azad Memorial, where Azad sacrificed his life.Victoria Memorial. Large canopy made of Italian limestone, dedicated to Queen Victoria. It was opened on 24th of March 1906 by James Digges La Touche. The canopy once sheltered a huge statue of Queen Victoria which was later removed.Prayag Sangeet Samiti, a music training institute.Madan Mohan Malviya StadiumAllahabad MuseumThornhill Mayne Memorial
Being the biggest park, it attracts a large amount of people. according to an estimate, approx 5000 people visit this park in duration of 4:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
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It looks like a foreign park. In India, such a wonderful park is very low, which people say there is a lack of parks in India to roam. It is very important for them to come to this park. This is a.... more »
I can't explain my feeling about this place. I'd walked through the park once but when I tried to walk back I was denied access. When I asked why they couldn't or wouldn't give me an answer. My... more »
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