Allahabad located at the confluence of two holy rivers the Ganga and the Yamuna. A third mythical Saraswati river, believed to flow underground towards the Sangam, gives the confluence its other name, Triveni. In the Vedas and the grand epics (the Ramayana and the Mahabharat) as also in the Puranas this holy place was called Prayag.
Sangam, as the confluence is called, is the venue of many sacred fairs and rituals, and attracts thousands of pilgrims throughout the year. This number swells to millions during the world-famous Kumbh Mela. An annual Magh Mela is also held in Allahabad around the Sangam areas in the month of January.
Emperor Akbar renamed this city in 1575 and called it by name of Illahabas, which has now become modern Allahabad. The monarch realized its strategic importance as a waterway landmark in North India and also built a magnificent fort on the banks of the holy Sangam.
Over the centuries that followed, Allahabad remained on the forefront of national importance, more so during the days of the Indian independence struggle.
Allahabad still today is one of the sacred cities of India and an important centre for culture, administration, and education.
Kumbh is the bigest event here organized once in every twelve years.
The holy Sangam is the site for Annual Magha Mela and Ardh Kumbh Mela also.
Holi, Ramnavami, Janmastumi, Diwali, Dussera and Navratri are the festivals celebrated with other parts of the country.
Bamrauli Airport is 14 Km from Allahabad.
Regular Flights from Allahabad to Delhi.RAIL
Allahabad is well connected by trains with all major cities, viz. Calcutta, Delhi, Jaipur, Lucknow and Mumbai.ROAD
Allahabad, on National Highways 2, 27 and 24 B, is connected to all parts of the country by good roads. Some important road distances are:
Agra- 433 km, Ayodhya167 km,
Kolkata 799 km, Chitrakoot-125 km, Delhi- 643 km, Jhansi-375 km, Khajuraho- 294 km, Lucknow- 204 km.