By Airways: The nearest airports are Varanasi, Kanpur and Lucknow.
By Railways: The city has direct rail connections with important cities like Delhi, Calcutta, Patna, Gwalior, Meerut, Chennai, Mumbai, Varanasi and Guwahati.
By Roadways: Allahabad, on National Highway 2 and 27, is connected to the rest of the country by good, motorable all-weather roads.
History of the City
Allahabad, sacred city of Hinduism was formerly called Prayag in commemoration of a sacrifice done by Lord Brahma.The most sacred spot in Allahabad is Triveni Sangam, the confluence of three of the holiest rivers of the Hindu mythology, the holy Ganga, Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati.Devout Hindus from all over India come to this sacred pilgrimage point to offer prayers and take a dip in the holy waters. It is believed that a holy dip taken at the Sangam washes away all sins.
Allahabad is one of the oldest cities in India. It is located 135 km west of Varanasi, at the confluence of Indias two most important rivers-the Yamuna and Ganges. It is 585 km southeast of Delhi and 160 km south of Ayodhya. The main spiritual reason for coming here is to take bath in the Sangam, to confluence (where rivers meet), of the Yamuna, Ganges, and the underground Saraswati Rivers. It is one of the major pilgrimage sites in all of India.