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.
Unchahar is a town in Uttar Pradesh and is also a nagar panchayat in the Raebareli district. It is located on the highway that connects Lucknow (116 km from Unchahar) and Allahabad (86 km from Unchahar). The town is 10 km away from the River Ganges and hosts a market for rural areas around Unchahar. The Feroze Gandhi Thermal Power Plant is also located here. With a population of over 90,000, Unchahar houses three famous schools as well.
Places to Stay
Unfortunately, there are no hotels in Unchahar. However, local home stays are available.
The official language of Unchahar is Hindi.
The important festivals of Unchahar are Holi, the festival of colours in February-March each year and Krishna Janmashtami in August-September.
Places of Interest
There are several places of tourist attraction in Unchahar. Some of these include Indira Gandhi Memorial Botanical Garden (40 km from Unchahar), Samaspur Bird Sanctuary (24 km from Unchahar), Sahied Smarak and Behta Bridge.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Unchahar is the Allahabad Airport. It is located about 86 km away from the town.
There is no raliway station at Unchahar. However, the station at Palani, a town close by, is well connected with Lucknow (116 km from Unchahar), Kanpur (129 km from Unchahar) and Allahabad (86 km from Unchahar).
There are daily bus services to Lucknow, Allahabad, Raebareli (40 km from Unchahar) and Kunda (32 km from Unchahar). UPSRTC is a reliable bus operator in this region. Online bus reservation facility has made the process of bus booking in India very convenient.