Alfred Park

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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
Area 133 acres (54 ha)[1]
Status Open all year
Chandra Shekhar Azad Memorial
Victoria Memorial
Thornhill Mayne Memorial (c 1860)

Chandrasekhar Azad Park (British colonial era Alfred Park and informally Company Bagh) 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. ^ "Alfred Park, Allahabad". 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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