Prayagrag Allahabad History & Facts!
The location at the confluence of the Ganges and Yamuna rivers has been known in ancient times as Prayāgaj.
It is said that the Mughal emperor Akbar visited the region in 1575 and was so impressed by the strategic location of the site that he ordered a fort be constructed. The fort was constructed in 1584 and called Ilahabas or “Abode of Allah”, Allahabad.
In the year 2021, the State Government renamed Prayagraj.