Allahabad is crowned in ancient scriptures as ‘Prayag’, ‘Prayagraj’ or ‘Teertharaj’ and is considered the holiest of pilgrimage centres of India.
The Kumbh held in every six years and Mahakumbh in every 12 years at Allahabad (Sangam) are the largest gatherings of pilgrims on this earth.
Akbar's Fort on the bank of Ganga and All Saint’s Cathedral are just two of the amazing monuments of this city bustling with pilgrims and visitors throughout the year.
The city has been a witness to many important events in India's freedom struggle such as emergence of the first Indian National Congress in 1885, the beginning of Mahatma Gandhi's non-violence movement in 1920.
Chaat / Kachori-Sabji / Dum Aloo / Dum Bhindi / Churmura / Samosa / Sweets / Motichur Laddoo / Rabri, Kulfi / Non-Vegetarian Dishes such as Kebab / Kofta and Biryani / Lal Amrood.
Area : 54.83 Sq. km.
Population : 59,59,798 (2001 census)
Altitude : 98 meters above sea level.
Season : November - February
Clothing (Summer) : Cottons
Air : Bamrauli Airport is 14 Km from Allahabad.Regular flights are available from Allahabad to Delhi.
Rail : Allahabad is well connected by trains with all major cities, viz. Kolkata, Delhi, Jaipur, Lucknow and Mumbai.
Road : Allahabad is connected to all parts of the country by good roads through National Highways 2, 27 and 24 B. Some important road distances are:
Agra 433 km, Ayodhya 167 km, Bhopal 680 km, Kolkata 799 km, Chitrakoot 125 km, Delhi 643 km, Jaipur 673 km, Jhansi 375 km, Khajuraho 294 km, Lucknow 204 km, Patna 368 km, Varanasi 125 km, Kanpur 205 km.
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