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Allahabad Travel Guide

Overview

One of India’s oldest cities, Allahabad (in Uttar Pradesh) is a prime tourist destination for travelers with an interest to explore Indian culture, heritage and age-old cities. This city has been omnipresence in Hindu mythology & Indian history. The Triveni Sangam or Prayag, which is the place of confluence of the three pious rivers Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati, makes this place the king of all pilgrimage centres in India. This laid-back city offers plenty to suffice a traveler’s interest. Besides the Triveni Sangam, other places of tourist attraction are Allahabad Fort, Khusro Bagh, Jawahar Planetarium, Allahabad Museum, Alfred Park and Someshwar Temple. The city hosts the Ardha Kumbh Mela (every 6 years) and the Maha Kumbh Mela (every 12 years). These are largest religious gathering in the world that experiences millions footfalls. This city is a delight for any traveler to looks forward to explore richness of Hindu culture on a India day tour to the city.


How to visit:

By road: Allahabad is well connected to the major cities by good road. Both Uttar Pradesh State Transport Corporation as well as Private travel operators provides buses and private vehicles.

By rail: Allahabad Junction (ALD) is the major train station, well connected to the rest of the cities.

By air: The nearest airport to reach Allahabad is Bamrauli at a distance of 10 kms, however, with very limited flights. The other nearest airport is Varanasi, at a distance of 150 kms.

Fast Facts

Location - Uttar Pradesh, North India

Places of Interest - Sangam, Minto Park, All Saints Cathedral, Allahabad Fort, Allahabad Museum, Jawahar Planetarium, Anand Bhawan, Kumbh Mela

Best time to visit - October to April

Language - Hindi, English

Festivals - Kumbh Mela (Kumbha Fair)

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