Maha Kumbh Mela 2013 is celebrated in Allahabad from January 27,2013(Sunday) to February 25, 2013 (Monday).
Allahabad or City of God in Persian Language, also known as PRAYAG is situated in the Southern part of the Uttarpradesh State, India. It is located 238kilometers, South of Uttarpradesh state capital Luknow. The ancient name of the city is PRAYAG and is believed that Lord Brahma offered his first Sacrifice after creating the World.
|Triveni Sangam,Holy Bathing Place in Allahabad|
Allahabad is one of four places of the mass Hindu Pilgrimage KUMBH MELA. It has a great importance in Hindu Scriptures for it is situated at Triveni Sangam, the confluence of the holy rivers Ganga(Ganges), Yamuna and the ancient Saraswati River. The Allahabad(Prayag) Kumbha Mela is the largest and holiest of all melas and is believed to be the most auspicious.
How to Reach Allahabad, the Place of Maha Kumbh Mela 2013
Allahabad is located about 238km from Lucknow, State capital of Uttarpradesh.Three Bus Stations are available in Allahabad City and all are well connected to main cities in India through Inter State Bus Services. some Major Cities Distance from allahabad 1.Delhi - 582KM 2.Mumbai - 1162KM 3.Kolkata - 732KM 4.Chennai - 1385KM 5.Trivendrum - 1954KM 6.Agra - 431 7.Ayodhya - 156KM 8.Varanasi - 112KM 9.Jaipur - 625KM 10.Patna - 330KM 11.Haridwar - 621KM.
The nearest airports from Allahabad are Lal Bahadur Shastri Airport located in Varanasi (150 Km) and Amausi International Airport in Lucknow (200 Km). Both these Airports are well connected to major cities in India. The Allahabad Domestic Airport,known as Bamrauli Air Force Base, is located about 12 Km from Allahabad and it is operational for domestic flights, it serves only a limited number of services.
Allahabad has eight railway stations within its city limits and is the headquarters of the North Central Railway Zone in India, all of which are well connected to many of the major cities of India namely - Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Bhopal, Gwalior, Jaipur etc. Cabs, Auto Rickshaws, and City buses are available near all the railway stations to reach the place of Kumbh Mela(destination). Train Details...