Beginning with a slightly spiritual and calming note, Bodh Gaya is one of the peaceful places that you must visit. Bodh Gaya serves as the inception point of Buddhism. It’s a tiny town with loads of temples which attracts a lot of foreign as well as Indian tourists. Needless to say, this town celebrates the Buddha Jayanti with such vigor that you definitely need to experience at least once in your life.
Best time to visit Bodh Gaya -is from March to June.
How to Reach - Trains are available from Allahabad junction to the Gaya junction. The town of Bodh Gaya is a mere 14 km away from the station.
The distance between the two towns is 370 km and a rented cab/ private vehicle will take around 7 hours for the trip.
Things to do - Great Buddha Statue, Sujata Stupa, Archaeological Museum, Tergar Monastery, Thai Temple, Bhutanese Monastery
If you and your partner are history buffs and love to immerse yourself in the rich culture and the diversity that India offers, then Jhansi is one place that you really need to go at least once. The grandeur of the architecture in Jhansi will make you rediscover a whole different side of you. Jhansi is also known for its museum.
Best time to visit Jhansi is October to December and January to March.
How to Reach - 6 trains are available from the Allahabad City junction to the Jhansi Junction. Average run time of the trains is 8 hours.
Jhansi is around 450 kms away and a private vehicle/ rented cab will take 7 hours for the journey.
Things to do - Rani Mahal, St. Jude's Shrine, Panchatantra Park, Jhansi Fort, Jhansi Museum
Situated along the Holy river of Ganga, Kanpur is a city you have to visit if you’re considering travelling to Uttar Pradesh. While it is a fairly populous state, you can not find the kind of religious and historic roots anywhere else in the country. And have we not heard enough about the shopping in Kanpur? From leather goods to the delicious street food, Kanpur has it all.
Best time to visit Kanpur is between October and March.
How to Reach - There’s a plethora of trains and buses travelling along this route. As many as 75 trains are available with the average duration of 2 hours.
Since both the cities are located just 200 kms apart, a rented cab/ private vehicle should take around 4 hours to cover the distance.
Things to do - Phool Bagh, JK Temple, Kanpur Memorial Church, Buddha Park
Also known as Kashi and Benaras, Varanasi is one of the most famous religious destination in India. What’s a better beginning to a marriage than seeking the blessings of the great Lord Shiva!
Fun Fact - Varanasi is one of the OLDEST towns in India - At least 3000 years old.
Best time to visit Varanasi is between October to March. The festival of Holi is very enthusiastically celebrated.
How to Reach -A bunch of options are available since 120 trains frequently run along this route.
The distance between Allahabad and Varanasi is a mere 120 kms which can be easily covered in 3 hours by a private vehicle or a rented cab.
A private vehicle will take around 3 hours since the distance is 150 kms.
Things to do - A dip in the River Ganga, Dashashwamedh Ghat, Ramnagar Fort, Dhamek Stupa.
Famous for its Annual Cultural Exhibition called Numaish, Aligarh is a must visit for all the cultural buffs and art lovers.
Best time to visit Aligarh is January to February and September to December..
How to Reach - Trains are available between these locations. The distance is around 500 kms . A private vehicle will take around 9 hours for the journey.
Things to do - Aligarh Fort, Maulana Azad Library, Annual Cultural Exhibition, Jama Masjid, Shekha Lake