The city was originally named as Prayag or the place of offerings and is revered as one of the most important pilgrim spot for the Hindus in India. The city is a home to a confluence known as the triveni, and is the meeting point of the Ganges, Yamuna and Saraswati rivers of India. The city is also the second oldest city in India with its origins traced back to the Vedic Period. The city was named to Allahabad or Ilahabad by the Mughal Emperor Akbar in 1583 which literally means the Garden of Allah in Urdu. The place has been mentioned in the ancient texts of the Vedas as the place where Lord Brahma organized a sacrificial ritual. Known to be one of the major pilgrim spots and a booming economic center in India, here’s the list of the best places to visit in Allahabad.