A Trip To Sangam and Allahabad...

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Photo of A Trip To Sangam and Allahabad... by Soma Majumdar

Taking the night train, Prayagraj Express from NDLS (New Delhi Railway Station), we decided to visit Allahabad. To our pleasant surprise, we discovered the Executive Lounge on platform no 16...to be a very clean and ambient place...open to all with AC coach tickets, for a nominal price....where we could also partake of a buffet dinner, before we boarded our train....good, hygeinic food and quite filling.

Photo of Triveni Sangam, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India by Soma Majumdar

....after a day of rest and local shopping at civil lines, allahabad....we made our way to the Triveni Sangam....one of the holiest places in India...where the Kumbh Mela attracts followers and believer in tens of thousands to this holy spot....

Photo of Triveni Sangam, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India by Soma Majumdar

....the feeling of vastness, serenity and yet not isolated....of tranquility......is this spirituality....?

Photo of Triveni Sangam, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India by Soma Majumdar
Photo of Triveni Sangam, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India by Soma Majumdar

....there is something in the air....the morning calm, the fishing boats and the vast vastness.....of spiritual horizons...

Photo of Triveni Sangam, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India by Soma Majumdar

....trying to spot the exact place Triveni Sangam of the three rivers, Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati are demarcated clearly.....

Photo of A Trip To Sangam and Allahabad... by Soma Majumdar

....we take a drive to the other side....

Photo of A Trip To Sangam and Allahabad... by Soma Majumdar

....and view the same from far off...

Photo of Triveni Sangam, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India by Soma Majumdar

......difficult to imagine such a quiet vastness spans this normal city of shops and traffic...

Photo of A Trip To Sangam and Allahabad... by Soma Majumdar

......of course ....breakfast of kachories...on the way back is an intrinsic part of this experience of the Spiritual Sangam....

Photo of A Trip To Sangam and Allahabad... by Soma Majumdar

.....evening....we are invited to a cultural do.....Allahabad is a city of cultural richness....something in the environment that nurtures art and the artist....

Photo of A Trip To Sangam and Allahabad... by Soma Majumdar

....a different kind of experience as night wears on....the Nawabi air still resounds....the heritage mansion like houses...the furniture, the good food, the warm hospitality of a bygone era continues in this city...

Photo of A Trip To Sangam and Allahabad... by Soma Majumdar

.....somethings never die....ending the night on paan....made....the traditional way.... at home...

In my childhood, visiting relations during holidays at Allahabad was a much sought after event. But my visit now....showed me the various other facets of Allahabad, I had never experienced before.

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