Company Garden

Company Garden

Company Garden

Location Kamla Nehru Road, Allahabad, U.P., India
Timings 5am-11pm, opens on all days, Timing of Library- 9am to 6pm Closed on Fri-Sat.
Ideal time Throughout the year
Attractions Memorial, recreation
How to reach Hire an auto or cab from hotel or take a rickshaw if staying in the vicinity

Alfred Park is the largest park in Allahabad and was built to commemorate the visit of Prince Alfred, the Duke of Edinburgh, to Allahabad. It is a pleasant experience to a take walk around this place. It has a historical significance as well. During the British period huge statues of King George Vth and Queen Victoria were installed in the center of the park. Many official ceremonies used to take place here which were often followed by musical performance by the police band. The park was called as 'Company Bagh' at that time (refers to the East India Company).

It contains a white marble canopy which is known as the memorial of Queen Victoria. Spread over an area of 133 acres, it took 8 years to complete this park.
The park became very famous during freedom struggle. The famous encounter between Chandra Shekhar Azad (Indian revolutionary) and British police took place here and Azad sacrificed his life in 1931 at this place only.
After independence this park was renamed and dedicated to Great martyr Chandra Shekhar Azad and a statue of Azad has been installed at the place of his encounter. Sandal Shah & Gulab Shah Dargah is also located inside the park near the entrance. Gymkhana, Women's Club, a Stadium (Madan Mohan Malviya Sports Stadium), Ganganath Jha Sansthan & Prayag Sangeet Samiti are located within this Park's premises.

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