The last Kumbh Mela festival witnessed the attendance of 70 million devotees from across the world. This time the estimated participation for the festival is around 80 to 90 million. Visiting Allahabad during the mega festival is a tedious task as all the modes of transport including trains, local and state buses would be flocked with the people enthused to witness the spectacle. Even a reserved seat does not guarantee comfortable travel due to the massive influx of pilgrims in the city. The challenges and hindrances encountered to attend the festival make it all the more inviting and adventurous.
Mela Site Allahabad
Nearest metropolitan Cities
New Delhi is the nearest city.Distance between New Delhi – Allahabad is 643Km.
Distance between other metropolitan cities and Allahabad:
Kolkata – 799km
Mumbai – 1444km
Chennai – 1790km
Bengaluru (Bangalore) -1652km
Pune – 1323km
Hyderabad – 1086
Allahabad is well connected with various cities through Rail, Air and Road.
Allahabad is connected by air through the Bamrauli Air Force Base, which is 12 Km from Allahabad. The airport serves domestic flights from all major cities with prominent airlines being Air India, Go Air, Indigo, SpiceJet, JetKonnect and Kingfisher. Most of these flights are via New Delhi.
The National and State Highways connect Allahabad with all the major cities of the country. The NH2 runs right through the city while NH27 starts from Allahabad and ends at Mangawan in Madhya Pradesh. NH96 joins NH28 in Faizabad and connects the two major Hindu pilgrimage centres of the country – Allahabad and Ayodhya. Allahabad caters to the public road transport demand through interstate bus services. Local transportation like tourist taxis, cabs, auto rickshaws, and local buses are also available for travel within various parts of Allahabad and also to some neighbouring cities.
Allahabad is well connected by rail as it is the Headquarter of North Central Railway. Majority of the Kumbh Mela pilgrims prefer trains as the mode of transport and hence during the festival the railways reach their optimum usage.
Following is the list of trains from Allahabad to other cities including 1AC, 2AC, 3AC and SL (non AC sleeper) classes for your convenience.
Trains For Allahabad:
It is well connected through Railways because is headquarter of north central railway. Most of devotees who visit kumbh mela uses this mode of transportation. It is life line of India. Indian railways will seen its optimum limit at the time of this grand festival when
Here is list of trains from Allahabad to other cities. Here 1A, 2A , 3A and SL(non AC sleeper ) are classes