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How To Reach Allahabad
Allahabad, also known as Prayagraj is a city in Uttar Pradesh in the northern part of India. The city is also the judicial capital of U.P. and has always had a political influence. It is a city where pilgrims flock to attend the Kumbh Mela and hence it is easily accessible. Reaching Allahabad can be done by air, road or by rail. The fastest way to get to Allahabad is by air, but you can always take a bus or the train if you are on a budget trip. Not sure how to go? For your ease, below we have listed some of the best ways to reach Allahabad.
Allahabad Airport, also known as Bamrauli Airport is located at a distance of 12 km from the center of the city and is the main airport that serves the people of this city and others coming from different cities to Allahabad. Taking a flight is the fastest and the most convenient way to get to Allahabad and connects major cities like Delhi, Lucknow, Mumbai, Kolkata and several others. You can also take a flight to other airports like Varanasi, Lucknow, Kanpur and Delhi that are connected to a lot more cities nationally and internationally. Once you get off at the airport, you can take a cab, auto or a bus to reach your destination in the city.
Allahabad is well connected with other cities in Uttar Pradesh as well as in neighbouring states. The National Highway 2 has made it very convenient for commuters to travel to Allahabad and cuts the travel time significantly. If you are not driving, you can take a bus that is run by the UPSRTC from places like Kanpur, Noida, Lucknow and now many more cities in Uttar Pradesh to reach Allahabad. You can also find some luxury busses run by private agencies that run from adjacent states. This is a pocket friendly way to travel.
The main railhead that serves this region is the Allahabad Junction Railway Station which is located at a distance of 2.7 km from the center of the city. If you are not strapped by time, you can take a train and enjoy the ride to this station. Some of the express trains that run through this railhead are the Allahabad Duronto Express and the Allahabad New Delhi Duronto Express; they are the most frequent ones. There are other railway stations in the city as well; City Station of Rambagh, Daraganj Station, Prayag station are some of them.
There are several modes of transportation in Allahabad which are comfortable and are easy to get. You can get around Allahabad buy taking a taxi, cycle rickshaw, auto rickshaw or even a bus. Taxis are comfortable but may be a little more expensive than the other modes. You can take a rickshaw if you want to explore the nooks and crannies of the city or you can opt for the busses which are the most reliable mode of transport and runs on a schedule inside the city.