About Allahabad

Located in Utter Pradesh, Allahabad is famous for Sangam p(meeting point) of three holy rivers named Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati.This is largest city of the state and also famous for its place in history. This is a popular pilgrimage and thousands of devotees come here in every Kumbh Mela for holy bath.Ancient name of this place was Prayag and name was based on Hindu Mythologies. In 1575 when Mughal King Akaber visited here, he established this place on the name of his religion Illahi and called it Illahabad which was later called as Allahabad (City of god). This place wrote important page in history of freedom fighting of India too and gave lots of capable politicians and freedom fighters to Indian history.Allahabad is also famous for studies as lots of good academic institutions and university are placed here.

Getting There

Though Allahabad has a domestic airport Bamrauli which is 15 km away from main town, but this place is operates only few flights of Air Sahara o Delhi. So before plan your trip, collect information about that. Another nearest airport is Babatpur which is located in Varanasi which takes almost 3 hours to reach. Here you can get all main parts of India. You can hire taxis and cabs for your destination from this here. Nearest international airport is Delhi which is 650 km away and well connected to allover the country and abroad as well. Allahabad is a major railway junction itself and very well connected to major parts of all over the country. Lots of good trains are available to all big cities Like Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Hyderabadand Bangalore almost all days of the week.Fare for Delhi will be 250 to 1000 INR according to services. For more information about fare and timing you can on the website of Indian railways. Allahabad is well connected by road as connecting roads are national highways and in good condition. Three major bus stands are here which are civil lines bus stand, Leader road and Zero road bus station. Regular buses are available for nearby cities like Lucknow, Varanasi, Gorakhpur, Faizabad and Kanpur. Buses are available for distant locations like Delhi,Agra and Sonauli (Nepal) too. Fare for Varanasi will be 70 to 100 INR and for Lucknow 100 to 150 INR depends on services. Drive your own car is also good idea as roads are good and safe.

By Train

Allahabad is a major railway junction itself and very well connected to major parts of all over the country. Lots of good trains are available to all big cities Like Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Hyderabadand Bangalore almost all days of the week.Fare for Delhi will be 250 to 1000 INR according to services. For more information about fare and timing you can on the website of Indian railways.

By Road

Allahabad is well connected by road as connecting roads are national highways and in good condition. Three major bus stands are here which are civil lines bus stand, Leader road and Zero road bus station. Regular buses are available for nearby cities like Lucknow, Varanasi, Gorakhpur, Faizabad and Kanpur. Buses are available for distant locations like Delhi,Agra and Sonauli (Nepal) too. Fare for Varanasi will be 70 to 100 INR and for Lucknow 100 to 150 INR depends on services. Drive your own car is also good idea as roads are good and safe.

By Air

Though Allahabad has a domestic airport Bamrauli which is 15 km away from main town, but this place is operates only few flights of Air Sahara o Delhi. So before plan your trip, collect information about that. Another nearest airport is Babatpur which is located in Varanasi which takes almost 3 hours to reach. Here you can get all main parts of India. You can hire taxis and cabs for your destination from this here. Nearest international airport is Delhi which is 650 km away and well connected to allover the country and abroad as well.

Visit and Do

Lots of places are here to visit. You must start from Sangam or Trivani the confluence. This place is meeting point of three holy rivers called as Ganga, Yamuna and invisible Saraswati. Take a holy dip in pure water or you can take Anand Bhavan which is abode of Nehru family who are having very important place in Indian politics. You can see their belongings and other things related to their life. There is a Planetarium too besides Anand Bahavn which is good to see especially if you are having growing kids along with you. Allahabad museum, which is located near Chandra Shekhar Azad Park, is also sightseeing. Here you can see historical exhibits, miniature artwork and lots of artefacts. Some old documents and photographsare also here which are related to important chapters of Indian freedomfighting. Except these, Allahabad fort, Swaraj Bhavan and Ashoka Pillar, Khusro bagh are other places to see. You can shop in civil lines, katra and chowk which are main markets of this city.

Accommodation

Enough hotels are available in Allahabad on convenient locations. You can get luxury to budget hotels are for stay. For luxury living, opt for Grand Continental, Allahabad regency, Hotel Yatrik and Milan Palace and tariff will be 3000 to 3500 INR. Medium range hotels like Kanha Shyam, Hotel Saket and Hotel Samrat are available on nearly 2500 INR per day. Budget hotels are available on less than 1000 INR and some names are hotel Prayag, Hotel Vivak, Hotel UR and hotel Tepso. You can choose according to your budget.

Food

All kind of food is available as this is a major city of Uttar Pradesh. You can get delicious North Indian food, tasty South Indian food, Rajasthani and Gujrati Food. Chinese and continental food is also available in hotel restaurants and other food joints as well. Opt for good and reputed hotels if you are keen to take liquor. Some good food joints are Indian coffee house, Khana khazana, Friends, EI Chico and Kamdhenu.