Chandrashekhar Azad Park

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Chandrashekhar Azad Park
Alfred Park
TypePublic park
LocationGeorgetown in Prayagraj (Allahabad), India
Area133 acres (54 ha)[1]
StatusOpen all year
Chandra Shekhar Azad Memorial
Victoria Memorial
Thornhill Mayne Memorial (c 1860)

Chandrashekhar Azad Park (also known by its former name Alfred Park, and Company Bagh during the Company Raj) 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.[2][3] It was renamed after freedom fighter Chandra Shekhar Azad, who sacrificed his life here, during the Indian independence struggle in 1931.

History[edit]

In 1870 old cantonments were transformed into a park when, after the Rebellion of 1857, new areas were developed.[2]

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 number of people. according to an estimate, approx 5000 people visit this park in duration of 4:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Chandrasekhar Azad Park, Prayagraj". NativePlanet. Retrieved 10 July 2018.
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ "Alfred Park, Allahabad". nativeplanet.com. Retrieved 13 September 2013.
  4. ^ Chandra, Ramesh (2004). Cities and towns of India. Commonwealth Publishers. p. 393.
  5. ^ Michell, George (1989). The Penguin Guide to the Monuments of India: Islamic, Rajput, European. Penguin Books. p. 202.
  6. ^ http://gigapan.com/gigapans/83948

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