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.
Located 70 km from Lucknow, Raebareli is a city in Uttar Pradesh. It is also the administrative headquarters of the district and goes by the same name. Situated on the banks of the Sai River, Raebareli is famous for its historical buildings and architectural magnificence. Originally called Bareli, the prefix Rae represents the title given to the sect of Kayasths, who ruled this town for long periods of time. Towards the end of the British rule in India, Raebareli was a important trading centre and a cotton weaving hub.
Places to Stay
There are good budget hotels in Raebareli. Some of them are Lakshmi Hotel, Saras Hotel, Hotel Jaideep, Suyra Hotel, Shanti Inn, Laxman Hotel and Hotel Ganesh.
The official language of Raebareli is Hindi.
Important festivals celebrated in Raebareli include Ram Navami (March-April) and Muharram (November-December).
Places of Interest
There are several places of tourist attraction in Raebareli. Some of the places include Indira Gandhi Memorial Botanical Garden, Samaspur Bird Sanctuary (36 km from Raebareli), Sahied Smarak and Behta Bridge.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Raebareli is the Lucknow Airport. It is located about 80 km away from the town.
The Raebareli railway station is well connected to Bhopal (580 km from Raebareli), Howrah (906 km from Raebareli), New Delhi (577 km from Raebareli), and Lucknow.
There are daily bus services to Lucknow, Allahabad (124 km from Raebareli), Kunda (71 km from Raebareli) and Unchahar (40 km from Raebareli). UPSRTC is a reliable bus operator in this region. Avail your bus ticket through online bus booking site and get a discount on your ticket.