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Allahabad to Varanasi

Allahabad is synonymous to Sangam. Actually 'Sangam' is a Hindi word that means meeting point. The city has been named for the reason that it is located on the meeting point of Holy river Ganges, Yamuna and mythological river Saraswati. That is why; Allahabad is one of the holiest of cities in India. A sacred function called Kumbh Mela marks the Allahabad. Kumbh Mela is of three types. The one that takes place each year is popular as 'Minor Kumbh'. But the ones celebrated every 6 is called Ardh-Kumbh and other one in 12 years is famous as Maha Kumbh Mela. However, Allahabad is lot more than that, there are many other well-known tourists spots to. Some other popular spots like Alfred Park and Minto Park have historical importance where as Allahabad University and IIIT is the temple of education and Anand Bhawan and Allahabad Museum are known for there ultimate historical collection.

The land of Varanasi has been the main pilgrimage site for Hindus for ages. Varanasi is the oldest populated city in the world. Varanasi is also known for its ghats of holy river Ganga. The city is a hub of education and culture for over 3000 years. 10 km away from Varanasi there is a place known as Sarnath where Buddha speaks his first speech after enlightenment. Knowledge, beliefs, civilization, devotion to Gods, Indian arts have all flourished in Varanasi for centuries. Varanasi a pilgrimage site for Jains, it is believed that Varanasi is birthplace of Parsvanath, the 23rd Tirthankar.

Distance from Allahabad to Varanasi is 130 km. Drive from Allahabad to Varanasi takes about 2hours 30 minutes by car. If you start your journey from Allahbad than 1st go straight on Kanpur road and than after 45 Km drive you reach Handia. Now from Handia after 40 km drive you reach Ghosia Bazar and from here Varanasi is straight 50 km away. There are many buses between Allahbad to Varanasi. Many State Government buses as well as private coaches are running between Allahabad to Varanasi, so getting bus for Varanasi from Allahabad is very easy. There are many trains between Allahabad to Varanasi. some of the main trains are Maharashtra express, Darbhanga express, Gorakhpur Express, sarnath Express And Chaurichaura Express. Other than this there are many tour packages are also available for Allahbad to Varanasi visit.

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