Alfred Park

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Not to be confused with Alfred National Park, a park in Australia.
Chandrasekhar Azad Park
Type Public park
Location Georgetown in Allahabad, India
Coordinates 25°27′N 80°50′E / 25.450°N 80.833°E / 25.450; 80.833Coordinates: 25°27′N 80°50′E / 25.450°N 80.833°E / 25.450; 80.833
Status Open all year

Chandrasekhar Azad Park (British colonial era Alfred Park and informally Company Garden) is a public park in Allahabad. Built in 1870 to mark Prince Alfred's visit to the city, with an area of 133 acres, it is the biggest park in Allahabad.[1][2] It was renamed after freedom fighter Chandra Shekhar Azad, who sacrificed his life here, during the Indian independence struggle in 1931. Originally and still famously the park is known as Alfred Park.

History[edit]

In 1870 old cantonments were transformed into a park when, after the Rebellion of 1857, new areas were developed.[1]

Location[edit]

The park is situated in the neighborhood of Georgetown and is surrounded by Tagoretown, Civil Lines and the University of Allahabad. Its coordinates are N25°27'9",E80°50,51"

Landmarks[edit]

Being a big park it has some of very important heritage and recreational sites.

Being the biggest park, it attracts a large amount of people. according to an estimate, approx 5000 people visit this park in duration of 4:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Jonathan M. Bloom, Sheila Blai (2009). The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture, Volume 3. Oxford University Press. p. 57. ISBN 8125013830. 
  2. ^ "Alfred Park, Allahabad". nativeplanet.com. Retrieved September 13, 2013. 
  3. ^ Chandra, Ramesh (2004). Cities and towns of India. Commonwealth Publishers. p. 393. 
  4. ^ Michell, George (1989). The Penguin Guide to the Monuments of India: Islamic, Rajput, European. Penguin Books. p. 202. 
  5. ^ http://gigapan.com/gigapans/83948

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