Minto Park, Allahabad

Minto Park - A Quick Overview


Address: Allahabad Fort, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh 211003, India

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

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About Minto Park, Allahabad

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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Minto Park, Allahabad Reviews

  • This is awesome place to wander with your beloved, beggars are only problem here. No-one disturbs you. It's a government place so there is no problem of vandalism. There is a shop where you can buy stuff on a reasonable price. Many types of trees are there in this park. This is a green patch of Allahabad. But there is no service of bike parking. You should be aware about your vehicle.

  • Situated near the sangam provides the people to spend their leisure time. The park is small as compared to Company Bagh but has been maintained duly. Various couples can be found relaxing and students studying.

  • Best place to interact with nature.All the things are nice and organised in best manner. Ashok pillar makes something historic and feel proud of our heritage. Funds have marked their point and improved the overall level.special area for children amusement.parking structure is good enough for big crowd.easy to travel with public transport because its very near about new bridge so no need to have tension for transport. plan for enjoyment with your family,friends and love ones.

  • A place beside sangam and New Naini Bridge. A famous tourist spot for boating near Allahabad Fort. It's just beside the famous Mankameshwar Temple. It's a hot spot for young couples of a quality time. It is also a famous picnic spot for families with kids.

  • Park has been developed to become one of the most beautiful parks and public places of allahabad. Cleanness of the park is something which attracts the people and many more things for children are there in the park.

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