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Kumbh City Allahabad: Also called Tirthraaj Prayag

Things You Must Know About Kumbh City Allahabad: Also called Tirthraaj Prayag

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Country India
State Uttar Pradesh
Location 125 KM from Varanasi , 250 KM from Lucknow
How to Reach Nearest Airport from Allahabad is Varanasi. Allahabad Junction is main Railway Station.
Best time to visit Winters (October-March)
Things to do Bath in Triveni Sangam , Temple Tour , visit Anand Bhavan
Tourist Attractions Triveni Sangam , Temples of Allahabad , Anand Bhavan , Akbar Fort , Churches
Nearby Tourist Places Varanasi , Lucknow , Kaushambi , Mirzapur/Vindhyachal , Jaunpur , Bodhgaya & Gaya
Fairs & Festivals Mahakumbh Mela , Purna Kumbh Mela , Ardh Kumbh Mela , Kumbh Mela , Magh Mela
Weather & Climate Severe winters in Dec-Jan, Loo Local Hot wind from April-June
Photography Take snaps of various cultural activities, tourist places, rituals etc.
What to Wear Wear full cotton or woolen clothes according to weather

Best Time to Visit Allahabad:

  • The best time to visit Allahabad is between Octobers to March.
  • Another time to visit the city is during winter to witness the Kumbh Mela .
  • Mostly, pilgrims visit during the Magh Mela that starts every year during January and lasts until mid February and is the most auspicious festival in the region.
  • Devotees who need to perform Death Rituals in Allahabad visit Allahabad in the month of Shraddha (Mostly in September).

How to Reach Allahabad

  • Nearest Airport from Allahabad is Varanasi International Airport which mainly caters to international as well as domestic tourists.
  • Allahabad Railway Station is the headquarters of North-Central Railway.
  • You can also hire private vans, or take buses from various surrounding cities like Varanasi , Lucknow , Agra and Kaushambi to reach Allahabad.

Things to Do in Allahabad

One of the must do things in Allahabad is to visit Triveni Sangam. You can also pay obeisance in Holy Temples of Allahabad like Hanuman Temple of Jhunsi which has giant statue of Lord Hanuman, explore Allahabad Fort , attend at mass in churches like All Saints Cathedral in Civil Lines and shop at Markets of Allahabad.

Fairs & Festivals of Allahabad

Allahabad has got the epithet of Kumbh City from the famous Kumbh Mela . You can find here more about how many Type of Kumbh Mela take place in Allahabad, Ardh Kumbh 2019 in Allahabad and How to reach Allahabad Kumbh Mela .

At the time of Shraddha (Pitripaksha) devotees visit Allahabad to perform Shraddha (Post Death Rituals).

Tourist Attractions of Allahabad

Allahabad is famous for many tourist attractions. Being an ancient city; Allahabad has seen different stages of settlement. You can explore here ancient temples to modern churches and markets.

Some of the famous tourist places of Allahabad is Triveni Sangam , Holy Temples like Hanuman Temple , Allahabad Fort , Churches like All Saints Cathedral in Civil Lines and Markets like Chowk, Civil Lines and Katra.

Nearby Tourist Places of Allahabad

Allahabad is situated amid many famous tourist places. You can find here a list of tourist cities nearby Allahabad.

Top Things to do in Allahabad


Allahabad Ardh Kumbh Mela 2019
Main Shahi Snan Dates/Special Bathing Dates
14/15 Jan 2019 Makar Sankranti
(1st Shahi Snan)
21 Jan 2019 Paush Purnima
04 Feb 2019 Mauni Amavasya (Main Royal Bath-2nd Shahi Snan)
10 Feb 2019 Basant Panchami
(3rd Shahi Snan)
19 Feb 2019 Maghi Purnima
04 Mar 2019 Maha Shivratri

Allahabad Tour Packages

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