Allahabad, the metropolitan city in state of Uttar Pradesh, also known as Prayag (place of offerings), is the seventh most populous city in Uttar Pradesh. It plays the host to the largest religious gathering in the world, The Kumbh Mela, which is celebrated every twelve years.
Places to Stay
Allahabad has many budgeted hotels which are close to Allahabad Central Bus station (Civil Lines Bus stand) like Hotel U. R.(Tariff – Rs. 1400-1600), Hotel Santosh Palace(Tariff – Rs. 900-1200), Hotel Suncity – 1km (Tariff Rs. 1000-1300) and Hotel Raj &ndash (Tariff – Rs. 900-1100).
The Magh Mela, an annual and a holy affair for Hindus falls during the month of January. Dussehra is celebrated widely inAllahabad and occurs in the month of October.
Hindi is the official language of Allahabad. English is spoken too.
Places to Visit
The Allahabad fort, is a popular tourist attraction (6km from civil lines bus station). The gigantic Ashoka Pillar is 6km from Civil Lines bus station. Other famous places include The Hanuman Temple (1km from Civil Lines bus station) and The Jawahar Planetarium (5km from Civil Lines bus station).
How to Get There
The Bamrauli Airport of Allahabad is 12km from the city centre and offers domestic flights.
The Allahabad Junction (railway station) is 2km from the Civil Lines bus station. The other railway stations are Prayag Station (4km from Civil Lines bus station), Allahabad Junction (2km from railway station), and Daraganj Station (6km from Civil Lines bus station).
The Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation operates buses from here to other major cities. The Allahabad Central Bus Station (Civil Lines Bus station) is the major bus stand, located at the city centre. Some famous bus operators are Ganpati Travels and Jai Shiv Shankar Teerath Yatra Co. Volvo bus is the most preferred choice of all travellers these days.
Bahraich is a small town in the North Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It is the headquarters of the district by the same name and lies very close to the international border with Nepal, which is just 50 km away at a distance of 50 km. Due to the proximity to the Himalayas, the region experiences a bitter cold winter, yet a very hot summer.
Places to Stay
The town does not have good lodging facilities, which is why tourists are forced to venture into Lucknow, the state capital, at a distance of 129 km. Some of the budget hotels worth trying are Amarpreet Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1,000), Ajanta Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 800), Park Awadh Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 700), Hotel Bridaban (Tariff – Rs. 500) among others.
The official language of the area is Hindi. Urdu is also spoken.
The important festivals celebrated are Holi in March, Ram Navami in April, Hanuman Jayanti and Dusshera in September-October and Diwali in November and the two Eid(s).
Places of Interest
The area is not abundant with places of tourist interest. A ride to the international border can be an exciting experience. Indian nationals are allowed to cross over to Nepal without passports and visas. So if you are planning to head to Nepal, especially via Lucknow, you will have to pass through here.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport in Lucknow at a distance of 142 km.
The close by major railway station is the Lucknow Railway Station at a distance of 133 km.
Usually state transport buses allied to the UPSRTC ply on routes connecting the town to other cities in the region. Avail of bus ticket offer when you book your tickets through Ticketgoose.com.