About the City

A city of many dimensions is what befits a description of Allahabad. In addition to being a major pilgrimage centre, the city has played an important part in the formation of modern India. Hindu mythology states that Lord Brahma, the creator god, chose a land for 'Prakrishta Yajna'.

  • Area : 63.07 Sq. km.
  • Population : 49,41,510 (2001 census)
  • Altitude : 98 meters above sea level.
  • Season : November - February
  • 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

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Places of Interest

Sangam

Around 7 km from Civil Lines, overlooked by the eastern ramparts of the fort, wide flood plains and muddy banks protrude towards the sacred Sangam. At the point at which the brown Ganges meets the Greenish Yamuna, pandas (priests) perch on small platforms to perform puja and assist the devout in their ritual ablutions in the shallow waters.

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Restaurants & Hospitals

Restaurants
  • Bar & Restaurant, Tourist Bungalow, UPSTDC, 35, M.G. Marg, Civil Lines, Allahabad. Phone: (0532)2408374 e-mail.: rahiilawart@up-tourism.com
  • Jade Garden, Hotel Tepso, Civil Lines, Allahabad. Phone: (0532)2421443, 2561409.
  • El Chico Restaurant, 24, M.G. Marg, Civil Lines, Allahabad. Phones: (0532)2427696.
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Tourist Information

  • Government of U.P. Regional Tourist Office, Tourist Bungalow, 35, M.G. Marg, Civil Lines, Allahabad. Phone: (0532)2408873.E-mail: rtoalld_upt@yahoo.com
  • Tourism information 2 facilitation center, platform no.1, Allahabad Junction Rly Station Allahabad.

Travel Agencies

  • 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

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Accessibility

Air

Bamrauli Airport is 14 Km from Allahabad.
Regular Flights from Allahabad to Delhi

Rail

Allahabad is well connected by trains with all major cities, viz. Calcutta, Delhi, Jaipur, Lucknow and Mumbai.

Road

Allahabad, on National Highways 2 and 27, is connected to all parts of the country by good roads.

Banks, Post & Telegraph

Banks
  • State Bank of India, Main Branch, Allahabad. Phone: (0532)2266457.
  • Allahabad Bank, Main Branch, Allahabad. Phone: (0532)2622288.
  • Canara Bank, 61, M.G. Marg, Civil Lines, Allahabad. Phones: (0532)2427671.
  • Bank of India, 10, Sardar Patel Marg, Civil Lines, Allahabad. Phones: (0532)2561435.
  • Union Bank of India, Head Branch, 49, M.G. Marg, Civil Lines, Allahabad. Phones: (0532)2623658 & 2603152.

Excursions

Jhusi (Pratisthanpuri)

For people looking for mental peace and spiritual healing. A place of many Ashrams and Temples. Situated just 9 km from Allahabad, across the Ganga. Approachable by Taxis, Buses, Boats, etc.