Tourism to Allahabad
About Allahabad city
Allahabad is one of the popular sacred city in Uttar Pradesh State. It is a major center for the pilgrimage. This city plays an important in the Hindu mythology. It is said that Lord Brahma chased this land for "Prakrishta Yajna". Every year many travelers visit to this sacred place. The Allahabad city covers the 63.07 sq km area with the approx. population of 49,41,510 (2001 census). This city is situated at the 29 meters above the sea level. The Allahabad city is directly connected with Jaipur, Mumbai, Delhi and Lucknow through railways. The Bamrauli Airport is the main source of tourism in the city which is 14 Km from Allahabad. Through roadways, the city is well connected with highway 2 and 27 directly.
Places of Interest in the Allahabad city
1) Sangam – Sangam is the one of the must visit place in Allahabad. It is the point where Ganga meets the Yamuna. Many prigrims visit to this place to offer pind of their deceased relatives. The sacred Sangam is the combination of three holiest rivers in Hindi mythology – Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati. Tourists can use the boats to lookout the Sangam. The visitors will need to pay the government charges to reach the ghats.
2) Kumbh Mela – It is one of the largest religious fair in the world. Many pilgrims, priests and tourists come from all the parts of India to take part in this fair especially sadu's and naga babas . Many foreigners from all around the world also took participate in Maha Kumbh Mela. There is an interesting story behind this kumbh mela due to which this Kumbh Mela take place after few years gap.
3) Allahabad Fort – It is one of the popular forts of the Allahabad city which was built by the great Mughal emperor, Akbar in 1583 A.D.
4) PatalPuri Temple
5) Ashoka Pillar
6) Akshaya Vat
The other places of interest in Allahabad city are – Hanuman mandir, Shankar Viman Mandapam, Mankamneshwar Temple, Minto Park, Swaraj Bhawan, Anand Bhawan, Jawahar Planetarium [Visiting hours: 11:00 am to 04:00 pm. Ticket: Rs. 20.00. Closed on Mondays and 4th Thursday of the month. Phone: (0532)2467093], Sai Dham Mandir (Dramand Road, A.G. Office), Allahabad University, Allahabad Museum, Muir College, Chandra Shekar Azad Park, Patthat Girijaghar, Mayo Memorial Hall, Public Library and Khusro Bagh. So, there are the important places of interest in the city.
Restaurants in Allahabad city
Bar & Restaurant, Tourist Bungalow, UPSTDC, 35, M.G. Marg, Civil Lines, Allahabad. Phone: (0532)2408374 e-mail.: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jade Garden, Hotel Tepso, Civil Lines, Allahabad. Phone: (0532)2421443, 2561409.
El Chico Restaurant, 24, M.G. Marg, Civil Lines, Allahabad. Phones: (0532)2427696.
Kwality Restaurant, Civil Lines, Allahabad.
Swagat Restaurant, Stretchy Road, Civil Lines, Allahabad. Phones: (0532)2440127.
Urban Masala, Civil Lines, Allahabad.
Fusion Restaurant, Allahabad.
Sagar Ratan, Balsan Chauraha, Allahabad.
Govindraj's , (Pure Vege), Hotel Saket, Civil Lines, Allahabad. Phones : (0532) 2427677
Krishna Travel Agency, Bai-Ka-Bagh, Allahabad. Phone: (0532)2418421.
Varuna Travel Agency, Maya Bazar, Civil Lines, Allahabad. Phones:(0532)2427259. Fax: 2427287.
Airodia Travels, Clive Road. Phone: 2427279.
Gupta Motels, Auto Sales Building, 18, Kanpur Road. Phone: 2422082.
Sri Ram Traders, 93-Balrampur House, Allahabad, Ph:2640534,2440537
Tourists Information about Allahabad city
Clothing (Summer) : Cottons
(Winter) : Woollens
Language : Hindi, English, Urdu.
Festivals : Magh Mela, Kumbh Mela, Ardh Kumb Mela, Dussehra,Ganga water Raily (water Sports),Triveni Mahotsava etc.
Local Transport : Taxis, Buses, Rikshaws.
STD Code : 0532
Other useful information
If you are looking for mental peace then just visit to Jhusi which is situated 9 Km away from the Allahabad city. The other popular nearby places of Allahabad city are Bhita, Shringverpur, Kaushabi, Karadham, etc. So, this is all about the Allahabad city in Uttar Pradesh.