Kumbh Mela- 7 Days

 

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Overview

India’s major Hindu festival, the Ardh Kumbh Mela will be held in Allahabad from 14th January through 4th March 2019. Its origin goes back to prehistory with references to it in the ancient, sacred Hindu texts. Held when a rare and auspicious planetary alignment of the Sun, Moon and Jupiter occurs, devotees gather in their thousands on the bank of the sacred Ganges River for ritual bathing and prayer in their unending quest for salvation and spiritual rejuvenation. This congregation of pilgrims is an extraordinary sight, an intense assault on the senses – millions of people taking bath on the river, chanting hymns, singing devotional songs. It is a lifestyle, a culture, and a “sea of humanity” where the larger social, cultural, religious welfare of humanity are discussed by the saints of India. Visits here will include the Akharas to see and interact with the saints/sages and witness their activities, seeing temples and attending temple ceremonies and visiting ghats (river banks) where millions people will gather to take a holy dip in the sacred river. Accommodation option may vary from Luxury Camps, with private facilities, or in a luxury resort with modern facilities. Being a sacred place for Hindus, only vegetarian food and no alcohol will be served during your festival days at the camp.

 

Highlights

  • A boat ride to witness early morning life on the ghats is an incomparable experience.

  • The evening aarati whether witnessed from the ghats or a row boat is India at its spiritual best.

  • Excursion to Sarnath

  • Experience the Kumbh Mela, one of the holiest events in India.

 

 

Trip Facts

Destination - Delhi, Varanasi and Allahabad

Trip Duration - 07 Days

Arrival In - Delhi

Departure From - Delhi

Meals - Breakfast only in Delhi and Varanasi

Full Board basis in Allahabad (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)

Best Season - 15 Jan to 04 March 2019

Activity - Tour

Grade - Moderate

Difficulty Level: Easy

Best time to visit:15 Jan to 04 March 2019

Includes

  • All necessary arrival/departure transfers

  • Meet assistance at the airport

  • 01 night Delhi, 02 night Varanasi and 03 nights Allahabad on twin or double sharing basis

  • All the sightseeing tours with English speaking guide and entrance fees as per above

  • All airport transfers and sightseeing in airconditioned vehicle

  • An Exclusive boat-ride in river Ganges

 

Excludes

  • India entry visa fee

  • International airfare and airport tax

  • Insurance and rescue of any form

  • Cost arising out of flight cancellation/road blockades/landslides/riots and events beyond our control

  • Expenses of personal nature such as bar bills, communication charges, laundry, tips etc. and any other expenses not mentioned in the above cost

  • Tipping

  • Meals and any other services not mentioned in the itinerary

 

Itinerary

Day 1 Delhi

Day 2 Delhi / Varanasi

Day 3 Varanasi

Day 4 Varanasi / Allahabad (125 Kms, 3.5 hours)

Day 5 Allahabad

Day 6 Allahabad

Day 7 Allahabad / Varanasi / Delhi

 

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