Alahabad - Varanasi - Kathmandu
Allahabad - is a city which is located at the confluence of the three holy rivers of Ganga, Saraswati and Yamuna. Allahabad is noted for the rich cultural and religious heritage that it bears with the great historical lineage of its own. Allahabad is also known as a holy city and is considered a pilgrimage by all the Hindus.
The Sangam is one of the major Tourist Attraction in Allahabad. This is the point where the three rivers meet. The Sangam is visited by tourists in large number during the Kumbh Mela that takes place once in twelve years. This Sangam in Allahabad is the most sacred place of sacred place of the Hindus.
Another Tourist Attraction, Allahabad is the Allahabad Fort. The Allahabad Fort is located on the northern banks of river Yamuna. Akbar built the Allahabad Fort in 1583. The architecture and the design of the Allahabad Fort, makes it spectacular. A part of the Allahabad Fort is opened to the visitor whereas the other part is used by the Indian Army. There are three galleries in this fort which are edged by high towers on its side. The Ashoka Pillar is another tourist attraction and this monument is visited by all tourists who come on a tour to Allahabad.
Varanasi, since time immemorial, the city of Varanasi has been regarded as the seat of Hinduism. Alleged to be one of the world's most ancient cities, Varanasi is often called the embodiment of the soul of Indian civilization.
Holy Places in Varanasi form the main source of attraction in the ancient city of Varanasi. The temples of this city are counted amongst the foremost Tourist Attractions in Varanasi. Most of these temples are positioned along the by lanes and the lanes of this city. The most famous temple of Varanasi is the famous Kashi Vishwanath Temple where the presiding deity is Lord Shiva. The evening aarti in most of these temples is a treat to watch.
The banks of the pious river Ganges are the centre of several religious activities that take place in the city. The Ghats in Varanasi built along the river-banks for different religious activities attract many travelers from far and wide. Numerous legends go into the making of a majority of these Ghats. In the wee hours of morning, you may take a boat ride in the river to see hordes of people who come here to take a dip in the holy water and worship the rising sun.
Kathmandu - the capital and largest city in Nepal, is located in the eastern half of the country in the valley of the same name at an altitude of 1300 m (4266 ft).
The different Kathmandu tourist attractions include a number of durbars, caves, beautiful trekking areas and nearby tourist spots. One very renowned tourist spot is the durbar Square in Kathmandu.