Minto Park, Allahabad

About Minto Park, Allahabad

Minto Park, Allahabad - Address

Address: Allahabad Fort, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh 211003

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Time Required: 00:45 Mins

Timings: 09:00 am - 08:00 pm Details

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It is a beautiful park located on the banks of River Yamuna, near the Saraswati Ghat. The beauty and the historical importance of the park draw a large number of tourists from all over India and also from abroad. It was here that Earl Canning read out the proclamation of Queen Victoria in 1858, which stated that the control over India by the East India Company would be completely transferred to the government of Britain. This declaration was made as a precaution after the Sepoy Mutiny in 1857. The British government felt that one of the reasons for the mutiny was the ever evident corruption in the East India Company. This changed India into a colony of the British government, and 52 years after this declaration, in 1910, the foundation stone for the park was laid by Lord Minto, who was the Governor General then. The park came to be known after him.

The entrance of the park is very impressive with a large gate and two pillars on either side. The park is well maintained with plants and tall trees. There are also gardens with beautiful flowers that charm the visitors. If you would like to have an evening walk or a jog in the morning, this is the right place. Many people come with family to spend their time here. Children love playing here and at evening time you can see a lot of children here with their parents.

The white stone memorial, on which are mounted four fierce looking sculptures of lions, is another attraction in the park which is placed on the site where Lord Canning read the declaration. It is a tall structure and is visible from far. It has a platform on which is a long pillar. On top of the pillar are the four lions facing back to back in all the four directions.

Every morning and evening the park is busy with people and kids engaged in various activities. It is one of the busy places in the city and a visit to the pace is sure to fill you with fresh energy.

Minto Park Information

  • Presently called Madan Mohan Malviya Park.
  • Best time to visit the park is in the morning and the evening.
  • Keep the premises of the park clean and do not litter the park.

How To reach Minto Park by Public Transport

  • Auto rickshaw
  • Cycle rickshaws
  • Private cab

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  • Joyfull place where u can relax and beautiful garden...I love this place u can also enjoy boating facilities.. That's great...

  • A free public park which offers playground, boating for children at ₹10 per child for half an hour etc, there is a Dinosaur model too. On the other side of the park it has Ashoka Pillar which looks beautiful. It has a Canteen facility and you can go for Street food too just outside the park gate.

  • This place is near bank of yamuna river allahabad...its so beautiful place... :-)

  • Minto park is situated near bank of yamunna.... So one can feel good..

  • One blog the best place in allahabad I have ever seen you will love to visit this place ..

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