Minto ParkCurrently Open [Closes at 08:00 pm]
- Address: Allahabad Fort, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh 211003, India
- Timings: 09:00 am - 08:00 pm Details
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 00:45 Mins
- Tags: Waterfront, Park, Leisure, Picnic Spot
Minto Park - Review
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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Things to Know Before Visiting Minto Park
95% of people who visit Allahabad include Minto Park in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
73.53% of people start their Minto Park visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Minto Park
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Minto Park
Minto Park Trips
Minto Park, Allahabad Reviews
Nice place to spend around and a very nice and well deserved restaurant in between the park its awesome.. Just like gem in the ring. I visited here thrice and all the time the quality and their services are awesome.. Keep going Park View Restaurant...
It's a nice restaurant in the park...between the tree.... greenery everywhere, you can see naini bridge and ashoka pillar from here...nice sitting area
Park view restaurant is a very famous place in Allahabad.It is near Naini bridge in Allahabad city.There are a very big park there you can wander and spend time with your partners..place are so good for spending time. Restaurant is also a very good...so that there is at every time all food items are available.You can buy any food item and enjoy thier tour.
Into lush green area . Inside minto park . Food was gud.
It's a very very beautiful and neat and clean park in which the children can play their favourite games and the adults can do their meditation and their regular exercises too.... It's a great place from a photography point of view also... It also has boat rides , but it's for only children who are below 12 years...