14 Kms away from the main city of Prayag (Allahabad) from where the river Ganges enters it's confluence at the Holy Sangam, lies a town that never remained uninhabited since the Chalcolithic Age. The Archeological Survey of India has excavated ruins from this site that date back to 700 BC till the Fall of Gupta Dynasty and are hopeful that the gap between the Gupta period and the medieval period will be filled once new excavation are done.
Nevertheless, ancient as this site is, it has been home to several legends and historical facts. One such site of archeological importance is the Samudrakoop built by King SamudraGupta of Gupta Dynasty. A koop means a well that derives its water from underground resources.