Chandrashekhar Azad Park

Coordinates: 25°27′14″N 81°50′53″E / 25.45389°N 81.84806°E / 25.45389; 81.84806
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Chandrashekhar Azad Park (CAP)
TypePublic park
LocationGeorgetown in Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, India
Coordinates25°27′14″N 81°50′53″E / 25.45389°N 81.84806°E / 25.45389; 81.84806
Area133 acres (54 ha)[1]
Operated byGovernment of Uttar Pradesh
StatusOpen all year
Chandra Shekhar Azad Memorial

Chandrashekhar Azad Park (also known by its former name Alfred Park, and Company Bagh during the Company Raj) is a public park in Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, India. Built in 1870 to mark Prince Alfred's visit to the city, with an area of 133 acres, it is the biggest park in Prayagraj.[2][3] It was renamed by the Uttar Pradesh Government after revolutionary Chandra Shekhar Azad, who sacrificed his life here during the Indian independence movement in 1931.


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


The park is in the Georgetown neighborhood and is surrounded by Tagoretown, Civil Lines and the University of Allahabad. Its coordinates are 25°27′9″N 80°50′51″E / 25.45250°N 80.84750°E / 25.45250; 80.84750.


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

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

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  1. ^ "Chandrasekhar Azad Park, Prayagraj". NativePlanet. Retrieved 10 July 2018.
  2. ^ Jonathan M. Bloom, Sheila Blai (2009). The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture, Volume 3. Oxford University Press. p. 57. ISBN 978-8125013839.
  3. ^ "Alfred Park, Allahabad". Retrieved 13 September 2013.
  4. ^ Chandra, Ramesh (2004). Cities and towns of India. Commonwealth Publishers. p. 393. ISBN 9788171698080.
  5. ^ Michell, George (1989). The Penguin Guide to the Monuments of India: Islamic, Rajput, European. Penguin Books. p. 202. ISBN 9780140084252.
  6. ^ "Allahabad Public Library - Thornhill and Mayne Memorial".