Allahabad is officially named as Prayagraj on 16 October, 2018 and is 7th most populous city in Uttar Pradesh. Akbar founded Allahabad named as Illahabad means the place of Allah. The Allahabad Triveni Sangam ; meeting of 3 holy rivers Ganga, Yamuna and invisible Saraswati. The point of confluence is considered as sacred and people take bath in the holy water to wash away their sins and free from cycle of rebirth. That is why it is also named as Sangam city.
Kumbh Mela is the most auspicious and significant festival and pilgrimage for Hindus. It is held once in every 12 years in Allahabad, Ujjain, Nashik and Haridwar. The beginning is marked by the ritual dip in holy water. The festival celebrates sermon by saints, fairs, mass feeding of monks and poor.
When to visit
In the months between December to February where is the temperature is cold and comfortable, the city sees a lot number of tourists. But is you are someone is who likes to explore the place by walking freely, and then you should visit in the months of November and March. At that time, the numbers of tourists are very few in comparisons.
All Saints Cathedral
How To Visit
The road transportation is important means of transportation for the tourists. Uttar Pradesh State Roas Transportation Corporation alongside private duplex and Volvo buses runs between Prajagraj and Lucknow, Jhansi, Meerut, Jaipur. The bus fair is pretty affordable but it fluctuates accordingly.
Allahabad Junction is the major serving junction in the city. It lines up trains from Bangalore, Jaipur, Bhopal, Pune, Kanpur, Guwahati, Patna, Vishakhapatnam, Chennai and Thiruvananthapuram. The average ticket fair is Rs340 to Rs1400.
The Allahabad airport is 15kms away from the core of the city. The distance is managed by cycle rickshaws, autos or pre-booked cabs. The city is connected to Chandigarh, Bangalore, New Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Chennai and Udaipur. It seems pretty difficult at the festive season to get tickets to Prayagraj.