Travel from Delhi to Allahabad

Allahabad, one of the largest and oldest cities of Uttar Pradesh, was originally known as Prayagraj (also Prayag or Illahabad or Kaushambi by the Kuru rulers). It is, in fact, in this city that the three main holy rivers meet – the Ganga, Saraswati, and the Yamuna. The place where they meet is called Triveni Sangam and the word ‘Prayag’ means ‘a place of sacrifice or offering’. This city finds its place in Hindu scriptures and is still the focal point of major religious ceremonies like the Kumbh Mela – the largest human gathering in history, which is held once every 12 years. The city also offers an amazing glimpse into the history and culture of the region. Therefore, take a Savaari taxi and travel in absolute comfort from Delhi to Allahabad.

Traveling from Delhi to Allahabad by Car

Road trips are certainly one of the best ways of traveling from one city to another. Delhi to Allahabad road distance is around 690-742 kilometers. The travel time may vary between 11 and 12 hours.

When you travel from Delhi to Allahabad by car, you can be ready for a fascinating drive. Beautifully maintained roads, open vistas on either side as well as eateries to help you re-fuel along the way, you are sure to remember this trip for the scenic beauty and the sheer pleasure of a smooth drive. In fact, you can make the most of this road trip with Savaari Car Rentals and their expertise.

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Thus, experience the joy of being on the road by booking a Delhi cab from Savaari.

Best time to take a Road trip from Delhi to Allahabad by Car

In India, winters are certainly the best time to take a road trip. April to June is too hot and while monsoon is a good time to visit Allahabad, a road trip must be planned after checking the state of the roads.

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If you are planning a road trip from Delhi to Allahabad, then here are two routes to travel the distance along with some interesting places to see as well as eateries to enjoy the local cuisines.

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Route 1: Via YEW and Agra-Lucknow Expressway

Delhi — Noida — Agra — Karhal — Kannauj — Lucknow — Raebareli — Kunda — Allahabad

Route Mapper

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Vital Statistics – Distance, Time & Highway Quality

Popular Places along the way: 

  1. Akshardham, Delhi – Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple near New Delhi
  2. Okhla Bird Sanctuary – Depending on the time of year, you can also catch a glimpse of some rare birds.
  3. Aram Bagh, Agra – A Persian-style garden.
  4. Diamond Aqua Park, Mohanganj – A great option in case you are traveling with kids. Also, adults who love water parks.
  5. Samaspur Bird Sanctuary, Raebareily – Another option for bird watching!
  6. Taj Mahal, Agra – Certainly needs no introduction. It requires a detour of only two kilometers.
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Places to eat along the way: 

  1. Yamuna Expressway Cafe – This is a food court right after Jewar Toll Plaza.
  2. Highway Masala – An Indian food as well as fast food restaurant. that serves only vegetarian food. Vegan options are also available.
  3. Jolly Go – A food court on the Yamuna Expressway. 
  4. Shiva Dhaba – For the Dhaba-lovers.
  5. Agra Street food – Some of the must-try options are –Bedai Kachori, Seth Galli ki tikia, chat from Sadar Bazaar, also Panchhi Petha at Hari Parvat Crossing.
  6. Chawanni Chat, Bairisalpur Road – Nothing beats a chaat-sampling trip to local stores. Chawanni Chat is one of the better ones around.
  7. Divyanshi Dhaba, Raebareli – Well known for tasty food and quick service.
  8. Mama Dhaba, Phaphamau – A 24-hour Dhaba specializing in chicken as well as mutton dishes.

Route 2: Via NH 19 and Agra-Lucknow Expressway

Delhi — Noida — Agra — Etawah — Kanpur — Fatehpur — Khaga
— Allahabad

Route Mapper

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Vital Statistics – Distance, Time & Highway Quality

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Popular places along the way:

  1. Akshardham, Delhi – Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple near New Delhi
  2. Aram Bagh, Agra – A Persian-style garden.
  3. Taj Mahal, Agra – Needs no introduction. It requires a detour of nearly two kilometers.
  4. Kanpur – Known for its leather and textile products, you can take a slight detour and visit one of the most-visited tourist destinations of Uttar Pradesh – Kanpur.
  5. Fatehpur – You can visit Bhaitaura – the sacred site of sage Bhrigu.
  6. Okhla Bird Sanctuary – Depending on the time of year, you can also catch a glimpse of some rare birds.
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Places to eat along the way:

  1. Yamuna Expressway Cafe – This is a food court right after Jewar Toll Plaza
  2. Highway Masala – An Indian food as well as fast food restaurant that serves only vegetarian food. Vegan options are also available.
  3. Jolly Go – A food court on the Yamuna Expressway. 
  4. Shiva Dhaba – For the Dhaba-lovers.
  5. Agra Street food – Some of the must-try options are –Bedai Kachori, Seth Galli ki tikia, chat from Sadar Bazaar, also Panchhi Petha at Hari Parvat Crossing.
  6. Varuna Dhaba, Etawah – Clean as well as a hygienic place for a meal
  7. Santushti Restaurant, Kanpur – A multi-cuisine casual dining restaurant.
  8. Raj Sweets & Restaurant, off NH 19, Fatehpur – a popular local eatery, famous for confections, also quick meals.
  9. Desi Chaupal, Kamasin, near Allahabad – 24-hour highway side dhaba, quite popular among travelers.

Book a cab from Delhi to Allahabad

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Other means of traveling from Delhi to Allahabad

By Train

Traveling from Delhi to Allahabad by train almost takes about 6 to 8 hours.  There are in fact numerous trains that run between the two cities. On a daily basis, 24 trains run between Delhi and Allahabad.

Furthermore, the New Delhi – Varanasi Vande Bharat Express is the fastest, as it reaches the destination in 6 hours and 8 minutes. It runs every Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. This train can be boarded from New Delhi at 06:00 which reaches Allahabad at 12:08 on the same day. The Jammu Tawi – Sambalpur Express is, in fact, the slowest train for this route reaching the destination in 34 hours and 32 minutes.

Should you wish to book your trains tickets, it is, therefore, advisable to check various online portals and the Indian Railways website for accurate updated information.

By Flight

Traveling from Delhi to Allahabad by flight takes about 1 hour and 30 minutes. Allahabad is in fact well-connected by domestic flights. The airlines that operate flights between New Delhi and Allahabad are Air India and IndiGo. The average number of weekly flights from New Delhi to Allahabad is around 10.

Therefore for more details, always check online portals and official websites of airlines for accurate fares and real-time updates. 

Explore Allahabad Like a Local: A Handy Guide

The ancient city of Allahabad or Prayagraj is steeped in the rich culture of the region. Travelers, both domestic as well as international, are mesmerized by the historical monuments belonging to different eras in Indian history. However, there is more to the city than the Kumb Mela and religious places. Hence, follow this comprehensive guide to traveling around Allahabad and taking home only the best experience. 

Attractions in Allahabad for Sightseeing

  1. Khusro Bagh: A garden that portrays Mughal architecture
  2. Triveni Sangam: The most sacred spot where Ganga, Yamuna, and Saraswati converge
  3. Anand Bhawan: Nehru family’s historical home
  4. Allahabad Museum: One of the most well-organized museums in India
  5. All Saints Cathedral: A church with gothic-style architecture

Places to Eat in Allahabad

  1. Raja Ram Lassi Waale, Meergunj for an unforgettable serving of Lassi
  2. Eat On, Civil Lines for biryani and only biryani
  3. Nirala ki Chaat
  4. Netram Mulchand and Sons, Katra for their famous Kachori Sabzi
  5. Sainik ke Chhole Samose at Rajapur
  6. Kamdhenu, Civil Lines for Dahi Bhalle
  7. Hira Halwai, Civil Lines for Gulab Jamuns

Hotels and Resorts – Accommodation in Allahabad

Hotel Name Address Phone Number
The Legend Hotel 23 C, Thornhill Road, Civil Lines, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh   070803 05807
Allahabad Regency hotel 16, Tashkand Marg, Near Patrika House, Civil Lines, Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh 211001       0124 620 1014
Grand Continental Hotel 13, Sardar Patel Marg, Near PVR Cinemas, Civil Lines, Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh 211001       0532 226 0631
Yatrik Hotel 33 Sardar Patel Marg, Gayatripuram Colony, Civil Lines, Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh 211001     0532 226 0921
Kanha Shyam Hotel Civil Lines, Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh 211001       0532 256 0123