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Transportation in Allahabad

Allahabad, a popular place for many pilgrims from across the globe, has great religious significance because of Kumbh Mela that is held once every twelve years. Airways, railways, roadways and waterways are the four means of transportation in Allahabad that are available for the convenience of hundreds of tourists who flock this colourful land for a glimpse of India's mystical spiritual side.

Allahabad does not have any big airports, but it has a small domestic airport known as Bamrauli airport that is about 12 km from Allahabad city. Varanasi, Lucknow and Kanpur are the nearest operational airports found around Allahabad.

Allahabad is one of the main railway junctions of the northern India. It is the headquarters of the North Central Railway Zone. The four prominent railway stations of Allahabad are - Prayag Station, City Station at Rambagh, Daraganj Station and Allahabad Station. It is efficiently connected with all major cities of India such as Kolkata , Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad, Lucknow and Jaipur.

Allahabad is located on the junction of National Highway 2 and 27. National Highway 2 runs through the city connecting Delhi and Kolkata, while National Highway 27 starts from Allahabad and end at Mangawan in M.P, connecting national Highway 7. Road service is the best way of transportation in Allahabad. Allahabad has other highways connecting to the rest of the India. Allahabad has three bus stands serving the three routes- Zero Road, Leaded Road and Civil Lines. Direct bus service is available from Allahabad to Chitrakoot, Ayodhya, Varanasi, Lucknow and Kanpur. Other than air, rail and road, a special way of transportation in Allahabad is through making use of the waterways. This is a special project started by UP tourism department connecting Varanasi to Allahabad. You can also arrange for a night stay at Chunar during your journey.

Local transportation in Allahabad is very good, making all parts of the city accessible. There are five different modes of local transportation. It is up to you which mode to choose. Some hotels are providing taxi service for their customers.

There is a city bus service run by the Municipal Corporation of Allahabad, connecting all parts of the city. Tourist taxi is the best option for transportation in Allahabad as it very comfortable and the fastest mode of local transport. Auto rickshaws are also a good option to move around the city and they are also quite affordable. Cycle-rickshaws are best if one really wants to see nooks and corners of Allahabad. But you should bargain before fixing the rent. Tempos are the cheapest mode of travelling in Allahabad. They are available at main points of the city like Kutchery, Railway Station, Mansarovar, Kareli, Rambagh, Teliyarganj, Naini, Jhunsi, and Civil Lines.

Last Updated On: 2011/07/16