Allahabad is west of Varanasi at the confluence of two of India's most important rivers - the Ganges and the Yamuna. The mythical Saraswati River, the river of Enlightenment, is also believed to join them here. The confluence is thought to have great soul-cleansing powers and all pious Hindus hope to bathe here at least once in their lifetime.Read More
It is an area of broad avenues, Raj-era bungalows, modern shops and small outdoor eating stalls, it has pleasant gardens and sidewalk cafes and is off the tourist track.
The city was a centre of the Indian National Congress and at the conference here in I920, Mahatma Gandhi proposed his programme of nonviolent resistance to achieve independence.
If you are planning a Allahabad holiday, have a look at some of the accommodation that we recommend. 'Our Rating' indicates how we feel each property rates according to normal Western hotel standards. 'Local Rating' indicates how the property is categorised/rated locally:
Allahabad Tailor made suggestions
Here are some of the recent tailor made itineraries we have created for our clients which include a visit to Allahabad.