Minto Park243 Votes Currently Open
- Address: Allahabad Fort, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh 211003, India
- Timings: 09:00 am - 08:00 pm Details
- Time Required: 00:45 Mins
- Tags: Waterfront, Park, Leisure, Picnic Spot
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 Travel Tips
- 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
- Auto rickshaw
- Cycle rickshaws
- Private cab
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44.51% 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
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