Weekend Gateways near BalliaBallia is well connected with other cities by road and hence there are few other places which you can cover if you are in Ballia. Also, if you are a resident of Ballia and you are looking for some weekend getaways, the details of the places below will help you to plan your weekend. There are various historic as well as spiritual cities near Ballia which one can visit while travelling to this part of Uttar Pradesh.
Pratapgarh – Bela PratapgarhPratapgarh is at a distance of almost two hundred and seventy kilometres from Ballia. It takes about three to four hours to reach Pratapgarh via road. Raja Pratap Singh built a fort here and named it after himself and since then it is called Pratapgarh fort. Later, the neighboring area of the fort also came to be known as Pratapgarh or Bela Pratapgarh.
AllahabadNext destination which you can choose from Ballia for your weekend stay is Allahabad. You should not miss to visit this city, if you are already in Ballia. Allahabad is at a distance of about two hundred and sixty kilometres from Ballia. There are various trains and buses from Ballia to reach Allahabad. Apart from the holy pooja in Allahabad and the famous Kumbh Mela, you can also visit various other places like Alfred Park, Triveni Sangam, Allahabad fort, Ashoka Pillar, Khusro Bagh and other similar historical places. Here you will find many historic monuments of the pre-Independence era.
VaranasiVaranasi is about one hundred and thirty five kilometres from Ballia. Varanasi or also called as Banaras or Kashi is one of the most popular cities amongst the Hindu people. This city is situated on the banks of river Ganges and the culture is dominated by keeping the sacred river Ganga in mind. The city is also called as ‘Shiv Ki Nagri’, or Land of Lord Shiva. Varanasi can also be claimed as a spiritual capital of India. Few other names of Varanasi are ‘City of Temples’, ‘Holy city of India’ and similar.
GhazipurGhazipur is about sixty seven kilometres from Ballia. One can take their personal car or hire a taxi and reach this district in about one hour time from Ballia. You can also get a local bus from Ballia to reach Ghazipur. This historic place is well known for its opium factory. Along with the factory, the city has many historical monuments like Chihal Satun, mosque, Nawab-ki-Chahar tomb, the tank and tomb of Pahar Khan. Apart from these you can also see various other tombs and monuments which were built by the Nawabs back in 18th century.
You can plan a spiritual or religious weekend from Ballia by visiting any of the above cities.