Places to visit nearby Allahabad, India

Places to visit nearby Allahabad , India

There is so many things to see in this Kumbh city that you require atleast 2 Nights tour of Allahabad to cover all the major tourist attractions in Allahabad.

Varanasi

Distance between Allahabad to Varanasi is 150 kms this beautiful temple township of India is “Spiritual capital of India”> “City of Moksha ” and “The Oldest Living City of World” is famous for its scenic beauty as well as it’s a centre of attraction for Hindu Pilgrimage, Hindu Rituals , Temples & Famous Ghats of Varanasi , Festivals and many other Heritages.

While on your trip to Varanasi you can enjoy a Rickshaw or tricycle ride in Varanasi’s old lanes .

You can witness the rituals and processions taking place at the Burning ghat of Varanasi which is the “Largest Cremation Ghat in Varanasi –Manikarnika Ghat” , followed by the world famous Evening Ganga Aarti which is performed at the Dashashwamedh ghat in Varanasi you can also visit the other nearby Famous ghats of Varanasi & admire the beauty of this scenic ghats while having a Boat ride in river Ganges apart from this you can do other off beat tours in Varanasi like exploring Sarai Mohana which is a Silk Weaving Village in Varanasi famous for production of exquisite Banarasi Sarees , or do a village tour in varanasi where you can enjoy a cup of tea with the locals and discuss about their daily life in village you can also do a Home cooking tour in Varanasi where you can cook like a local,See various Ashrams & Maths in Kashi and many more astonishing things.

Varanasi is known as the city of Lord Shiva and the Kashi Vishwanath Temple in Varanasi is considered to be the most sacred amongst the 12 Jyotirlingas in India.Varanasi celebrates many festivals but the Dev Deepawali is well known in the world for beautiful decorations of Ghats & the fireworks one can enjoy a boat ride in Dev deepawali to witness the beauty of magical Varanasi.

Ayodhya

Distance between Allahabad to Ayodhya is 185 kms you can easily have a Full day excursion of Ayodhya ,Ayodhya is known as the birth place of Lord Rama and has an important significance in Hindu mythology ,While on your sightseeing tour of Ayodhya you can cover all the major tourist attractions in Ayodhya which includes visit to famous Ram janma bhoomi, Ayodhya was the ancient capital of Awadh & played a very important role in the Hindu epic Ramayana you can visit the places associated with Lord Rama like Kanak Bhawan & various other famous temples in Ayodhya like Nageshwarnath temple, Hanumangarhi, Treta Ke Thakur , Raja madir etc. are other famous things to do in Ayodhya while your Ayodhya Tour. You can have an overnight stay in Ayodhya or can drive back to Allahabad as per your wish.

Chitrakoot

Distance from Allahabad to Chitrakoot is 150 kms which is perfect for a full day excursion of Chitrakoot .

In the north Vindhyan range is situated the popular pilgrimage centre of India – Chitrakoot, Chitrakoot has a special mention in the hindu epic Ramayana, It is believed that lord Rama & Sita spent 12 years of their exile.Situated along the banks of Mandakini river there are several Famous Ghats in Chitrakoot as well as some of the Famous temples in Chitrakoot.Some of the places to visit in Chitrakoot are: Bharat Milap Temple, Gupt Godavari, Sati Anusuya Ashram, Ramghat, and Hanuman Dhara, Waterfalls at Marpha, Kamadgiri, Sphatik Shila and Ganesh Bagh.

Khajuraho :

Distance between Allahabad & Khajuraho is 300 kms Khajuraho is well known for the beautiful architecture and world heritage Khajuraho group of Temples which includes “Eastern Group of Temples,Khajuraho ” & Western Group of Temples the other famous temples in Khajuraho includes Jain Temples, Nandi Temple & Vishwanath temple . Must visit attractions of “Khajuraho is Khajuraho Dance Festival which is attended by international as well as domestic tourists,Other nearby tourist attractions to Khajuraho are Panna National Park, Bandhavgarh National Park and more.

Vindhyachal

Distance between Allahabad & Mirzapur is 100kms the city of Mirzapur is famous for Vindhyavasini Temple commonly known as Vindhyachal temple of Mirzapur. Vindhyachal is situated in the Vindhya range of mountains other sightseeing in Mirzapur incudes Chunar Fort, Ashtabhuja Temple, Mirzapur, Lal Bhairav Temple, Mirzapur, Lorika Rock, Mirzapur, Windom Falls, Sirsi Dam, Tanda Falls, Kalikoh Temple, Mirzapur and Cemetery of British soldiers.

Sarnath

Sarnath is located at a distance of 160 kms from Allahabad near Varanasi ,Sarnath is the place where Lord Buddha gave his first seremon - Maha Dharm Chakra Parivartan.after attaining Enlightenment in Bodhgaya.

Sarnath holds an important place in Pilgrims coming for Buddhist tourism in India the most important tourist attraction in Sarnath is the great Dhamekh Stupa which was built in the memory of Lord Buddha by King Ashoka it is believed that Dhamek Stupa is the place where lord buddha gave his first seremon other things to do in Sarnath is visiting MulgandaKuti Vihar temple,Dharmarajika Stupa,Chaukhandi Stupa no Sarnath tour is complete without visiting the 80 Feet Buddha statue in Sarnath which is a newly built statue which was built by government of Thailand,Digambar Jain Temple,Chinese temple are other important places to see in Sarnath.

Bodhgaya

The distance between Allahabad to Bodhgaya is 450 kms, Bodhgaya is the land of spirituality this is the place of Enlightenment of Lord Buddha he got enlightened here under the famous Bodhi Tree now a temple has been built here in the memory of Lord Buddha known as the “Mahabodhi Temple complex” other places to see in Bodhgaya are 80 feet Budhha statue ,Sujata Village,Barabar Caves,Nagarjuni caves,Dungeshwari caves, there are some famous Buddhist monasteries in Bodhgaya which are not to be missed during your Bodhgaya Tour like Royal Thai monastery,Bodhgaya,Chinese Temple,Meta Buddha monastery,Srilankan Buddhist monastery,Bodhgaya etc.

Bodhgaya is also well known for Kalchakra Chakra Puja which is attended by the Buddhist monks from all over the world.

Gaya

Gaya is a small town located at a distance of 470 kms from Allahabad, there are numerous Tourist attractions in Gaya is but the most prominent Vishnupad Temple which is famous for Pind daan amongest all the hindus in the world,It is believed that performing Pind Daan in Gayaji gives dead soul mokhsa or salvation.

Other prominent places to visit in Gaya are Mangla gauri temple in Gaya ,Surya Kund & Devi temple most of the pilgrims prefer to do the famous Hindu pilgrimage sector of Varanasi,Gaya ji & Triveni Sangam,You have various options of reaching Gaya ji from Allahabad the most convenient is getting a train from Allahabad to Gaya else you can drive to Gaya from Allahabad

Lucknow

Distance between Allahabad to Lucknow is 200 kms aproxx which is a driving time of about 5 hrs,The city of Nawabs –Lucknow is famous for its beautiful architecture & mouth watering cuisine its also famous for Chikankaari, or exquisite shadow-work embroidery on fine muslin cloth.Try buying Chikankaari cloths in Lucknow while on your tour to Lucknow,While having your Local siteseeing of Lucknow you can visit various heritage places Baraimambara & chotta Imambara,Rumi Darwaza or Rumi gate, La Martiniere College, Husainabad Clock tower,Ruins of the Lucknow residency,Ambedkar park etc.

Lucknow is very rich in terms of Culinary art and there are various street foods which must try during your Stay in Lucknow we at Indology tours provide special Lucknow food walk tour to our guests to get an insight of Local food in Lucknow and how it is cooked.

Nawabganj bird Sanctuary is also a must visit for wildlife experience in Lucknow where you can find a mix of residents as well as migratory birds who come here from the Himalayan region of Nepal,Bhutan & Tibet.

For more details see : Lucknow city tour packages

Agra

The beautiful Mughal city of Agra which is famous for the great Taj Mahal & Agra fort is located at a distance of 500 kms from Allahabad, the City of Agra is well known for its Architectural marvels ,every visitor admires the beauty & heritage of all the Monuments in Agra, Taj Mahal being the most famous amongst them this World heritage site is visited by the tourists from all over the world all around the year.Other important Places to visit in Agra includes Agra fort,Akbars Tomb,Mehtab bagh,Moti masjid,Chini ka Rauza,Taj nature walk,Jahangir palace etc.

Tourists are more interested in souvenir shopping in agra, Souvenir shops in Agra provides a wide array of Handcrafted goods made of Marbles and sandstone , Shopping in Agra is an experience that is unique and most definitely fun. You can also bargain for handmade leather goods in Agras street markets the other famous Things to buy in Agra is famous Petha (A form of sweet),Garments,Handmade shoes etc.

Naimi Sharanya

City of Naimisharanya is considered to be the first most sacred & holy amongst the Hindu pilgrimage centres in India ,distance between Naimisharanya & Allahabad is 250 kms ,The city of Naimisharnaya is related to Lord Bramha,Lord Shiva & Lord Vishnu it is believed that it is the land where the pantheon of 33 Hindu God & Goddesses reside. Few of the most popular Sightseeing attractions in Naimisharanya includes : Chakratirth,Sita Kund,Lalita devi temple,Vyas Gaddi,Hanuman Garhi etc.other important thing to do in Naimisharanya is Parikrama or circumambulation of holy places parikrama of Naimisharanya is held annually between Phalgun amavasya & Phalgun Poornima.

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