Chandrashekar Azad Park / Alfred Park
#5 of 18 Places to Visit in Prayagraj
Distance (From Prayagraj Junction): 3 Kms
Trip Duration (Including Travel): 1 Hour
Transportation Options: Cab / Auto
Travel Tips: None
At a distance of 3 km from Allahabad Railway Station, Chandrashekar Azad Park is a public park located in the George Town, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh. Also called Company Bagh, it is one of the beautiful parks in the city and among the best Allahabad places to visit.
Chandrashekar Azad Park was established in 1870 to commemorate Prince Alfred's visit to the city of Prayagraj. It was then called the Alfred Park or the Company Bagh which was further renamed as the Chandrashekar Azad Park after the freedom fighter Chandra Shekhar Azad, who sacrificed his life here in 1931 during the Indian independence struggle. Today, the massive green lawn is a fun recreational spot for tourists and locals alike.
Covering an area of 133 acres, Chandrashekar Azad Park is the biggest park in the city and is open for walks, jogs, and picnicking. The park houses Chandrashekar Azad Memorial, where Chandrashekhar Azad gave up his life, Thornhill Mayne Memorial, Allahabad Museum, Madan Mohan Malviya Stadium Azad yoga ashram, Musical Fountain, and the musical training organization of Prayag Sangeeth Samiti. The Italian limestone canopy structure of Victoria Memorial is also a part of the Chandrashekhar Azad Park. Built in 1906, this canopy was used to roof a large idol of Queen Victoria which was further eliminated from the site.
Timings: 5 AM - 8 PM
Entry: Rs. 5 for Person