Chandra Shekhar Azad Park (Alfred Park)

Category Historic

In 1870, Prince Alfred of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha visited Prayagraj (earlier known as Allahabad). A park, 133 acres in area and situated in the heart of the city’s English quarters, Civil Lines, was built to commemorate the event. In 1931, Chandra Shekhar Azad, a revolutionary freedom fighter was engaged in a fierce gun fight with the British in this park. Aged 24, Azad died here on 27 February 1931.

Allahabad Public Library (Thornhill-Mayne Memorial)

The Allahabad Public Library was founded by the Government of North-Western Frontier Provinces. The present institution, the Rajkeeya (Government) Public Library is housed in the Thornhill-Mayne Memorial building. It was erectedin the memory of C.B. Thornhill and F.O. Mayne, as a testament of their enduring friendship and ascription to the values of scholarship.

The library provides wide range of books, magazines, newspapers, gazettes and other reading materials in Hindi, English, Sanskrit, Urdu, Arabic, Persian, Bangla and French; some notable ones include Majma-ul-Bahrain, the Shahnama of Firdausi and Jyotish-shashtra and Ganesh Puran.

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.

Photo Gallery

  • The Sky View of the Chandra Shekhar Azad Park
  • The Idol of Chandra Shekhar Azad in Chandra Shekhar Azad Park
  • Alfred Park (Chandra Shekhar Azad Park)

How to Reach:

By Air

Nearest airport is Bamrauli Airport 12 km away.

By Train

4 km from Allahabad Railway Junction and almost equidistant from Prayag and Rambagh Railway Stations

By Road

Civil Lines Bus Stand - 2.5 km