Delhi-Lucknow, Lucknow-Allahabad via Raebareli-Kunda, Allahabad-Delhi

I had some urgent work at Lucknow and a ceremony to attend in Allahabad. I decided to travel by road and started around 11:00 pm for Lucknow via Kanpur. The road till Kanpur City Bypass is excellent (you have to bear with certain patches especially near toll plazas).

Every time I use this road, I get stuck up in a jam at Jajmau (immediately after you leave Kanpur City Bypass). The roads are in really bad condition from Jajmau for atleast 10 kilometers.

Anyway, Reached Lucknow around 11:00 am.

After finishing the work in Lucknow, I had 3 options for reaching Allahabad:

1. Lucknow to Allahabad via Sultanpur (NH56 & NH96)
2. Lucknow to Allahabad via Raebareli (NH24B)
3. Lucknow to Allahabad via Kanpur (NH2 and NH25)

I selected this route because it was the shortest and I had no idea about any of the other roads (except NH2) which was 80 kilometers longer than this route. So I left for Allahabad thru Raebareli – Kunda road. The road is a single lane, 2 way traffic. I had no prior experience and feedback of this stretch but I moved on. To my surprise the road quality was very good, even though it was a bit in bad condition while passing through small towns but overall it was a pleasant surprise to find this road. Started from Lucknow around 8:15 pm and was in Allahabad before 12:00. There was very little traffic on this road, to keep myself busy I was counting how many vehicles I crossed, and the final count till Ganga Bridge was (14 cars, 27 large vehicles including a single UPSTRC Bus from Lucknow to Kunda, total 31 vehicles in around 4 hours!!!). The milestone indicators showed that it was 206 kms from Hazratganj but my own odometer gave me a reading of 234 from my source location in Lucknow till my destination in Allahabad.

While coming back from Allahabad to Delhi I took the G.T. Road -> NH2 and this road is in not very good condition in and around Allahabad for atleast 20 kilometers. But once you reach the Toll Road, it’s a smooth sail. Covered the total distance of 658 kms in 10.5 hours with 4 stoppages of approx 15 mins each.


  • nandanjha says:

    Welcome aboard Shishir.

    Raibareli route seems like a good option.

    Hoping to read from you.

  • eskayes says:


    Will keep on posting about new road experiences here. The concept of this site is great. Need to spread the word about it so that a vast repository of roads across india is available for future travellers.


  • Ashutosh says:

    sir ji thank you for removing my stress actually I wanted to go for Vindhyanchal temple and also confused in all three routes of yours. Any way thanx for removing my tension and saving my fuel…..hope fully any one provides to road guide to explore cities too….

  • pramod kumar says:

    hi mera naam pramod hai drasal me rae bareli jana chahta hu kon sa root lu delhi se jo road bhi thik ho or asan ho

  • bhuwan says:

    thanks for the feedback i am planning to go by car and now approved based on your comments

    thanks a lot

  • pankaj says:

    respected sir,main raebareli me rahta hoon,yahan nh par civil lines me road ke kinare pani bhara rahta hai jo road pe aa gaya hai,jis se road bhi damage ho rai hai aur accident bhi. aapse request hai ki is pani ko hatwa dijiye .so greatfull to you.thanks

  • Bijender Kumar says:

    What is the better option of going Allahabad to Delhi:-
    1. Via Lucknow or
    2. Via Kanpur

    Plz reply

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