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Travel Tips in Allahabad

Allahabad is considered to be one of the most popular pilgrimage cities of India. Visiting this city is considered to be auspicious by many because of the extravagant religious fair known as the Maha Kumbh Mela, that is held here after every 12 years. If you really want to explore this colourful and vibrant city, contact your travel agent or access the Internet to find various travel tips in Allahabad. If you are a foreign national, you must acquire a valid Indian tourist visa if you want to explore the bounties of this region. You should visit international airport at Delhi for custom clearance because this facility is not available at Allahabad. Plan your journey to Allahabad before hand. Get your flight, rail and hotel bookings done before reaching Allahabad if you are coming during Maha Kumbh Mela, because thousands of pilgrimages visit this place during Maha Kumbh Mela and there is little chance of getting desired accommodation at a short notice. This is one of the most important travel tips in Allahabad that should be adhered to by the tourists.

It is advisable to have some general medicine with you. Also do not visit Allahabad during Maha Kumbh Mela, if you are not comfortable with mobs. Do not eat unhygienic, cold, or uncovered food. Eat fruits that can you peel of by yourself. Wash the fruits before eating. Eat food from reputed shops only.

To make your journey memorable you need to follow a few more travel tips in Allahabad. This city holds great religious and cultural significance. It would be wise to dress appropriately so that you do not accidentally hurt the sentiments of certain communities that dwell here. Keep your entire luggage locked while visiting tourist places. Do not take any food from strangers. Do not allow any stranger to touch your baggage. Be aware of thieves and pick pockets. Bring winter clothes with you if you are visiting Allahabad during October to March, as temperature may fall below 5 degree Celsius. If you are visiting in the summer, make use of cotton cloths, which are most comfortable during this season in Allahabad.

You will not find many bars or pubs over here. There are few bars in the Civil Lines. You will not be served liquors in many of the restaurants. Always have a fresh water bottle with you because during Maha Kumbh Mela you may not find purified drinking water. If you are visiting during summers drink plenty of fluids, or you may get dehydrated.

Keep all important phone numbers handy in case of emergency. Have your own mobile with you though there are several public telephone booths available everywhere. Your guide can help you in case of any problem. Cops and other local authorities will be willing to assist you in many ways. You can ask them for help in case you are in trouble.

While travelling through non-metered taxi or rickshaws, bargain for the rent before boarding them. Do not keep money in the taxi while visiting historical places. Bargain while shopping, otherwise shopkeeper may charge you heavily.

Last Updated On: 2011/07/16