Kumbh Mela Tour

Kumbh Mela, “a tour of salvation “invites the large gathering from across the world for become free from the cycle of death & birth. It is the most unique religious event. According to astrologer, the 'Kumbh Mela Fair' takes place when the planet Jupiter enters Aquarius and the Sun enters Aries. Kumbh is detained at four places - At Allahabad (Prayag) that is held at the meeting of three rivers: holy Ganges, Yamuna and Saraswati. At Haridwar, it is held on the banks of Ganges. At Nasik, it is held on the banks of Godavari and at Ujjain, it is held on the banks of River Shipra.

All devotees come to take the dip in Holy River for purification of soul. It is the life changing experience and person feel the peace of mind. The next Kumbh Mela will be held in the 2015 at Nashik. Poorna Kumbh is held every 12 years and Ardh - Kumbh is held every six years. There are five types of Kumbh Mela: Purna Kumbh Mela, Ardha Kumbh, Maha Kumbh Mela, Magh Mela and Kumbh Mela. We can say that it is the celebration of human spirit and world famous religious gathering. It is popularized by the great saint Shankra.

Tour Duration: 08 Days / 07 Nights
Tour Route: Delhi – Varanasi – Allahabad - Delhi

Day 01 Arrival – Delhi

On arrival in Delhi by International flight. After a traditional Welcome our representative would assist you at the airport and transfer to hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 02 Delhi – Varanasi

Good morning/ Briefing done by our representative about your trip.
After breakfast proceed for sightseeing tour of Old & New Delhi:

OLD DELHI - A sight-seeing tour of Old Delhi –Enjoy the Rikshaw ride and experience the charms of India, visiting the famous Spice markets, small Alleys of Old Delhi, Vendors, Vegetable markets, Silver streets, and would entail visiting the Raj Ghat - the memorial site where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated; Jama Masjid - the largest mosque in India.

NEW DELHI - An extensive sight-seeing tour of New Delhi would include a visit to the Humayun's Tomb, the Qutub Minar, and a drive along the ceremonial avenue - Rajpath, past the imposing India Gate, Parliament House, and the President's Residence and would end with a drive through the Diplomatic Enclave. Evening transfer to railway station for catch the train (18:55hrs) to Varanasi. Overnight in train.

Day 03 Arrive - Varanasi

On arrival in Varanasi by the Indian Railway (11:55hrs). After a traditional Welcome our representative would assist you at the Railway Station and transfer to hotel. Get fresh and spending some time at the hotel. Will start our first visit to Holy Ganges for Sunset, A perfect time to be by the ghats and experience the Spritual Bliss by being there for Rituals. Experience the lamp lit by local priest and put them on holy ganges to float and chanting the mantra and holy songs and bazans. Enjoy the spiritual Hormony. Later come back to hotel. Overnight in hotel.

Day 04 Varanasi

Today, Morning will start the Tour of Varanasi – Expeience the excursion on the river Ganges. People bathe early in the morning to offer the prayers to the rising sun. The two cremation ghats are Manikarnika & Harishchandra where funeral pyre burns Day and night. Every pious Hindu believes that to die in Kashi and to be cremated on banks of the Ganges is to attain release from the cycle of birth and death. Later, take a excursion tour to Sarnath- A Buddhist temples. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 05 Varanasi – Alahabad

After breakfast drive to Alahabad. On arrival and check in hotel. Get fresh and process to see the Sangam (Meeting point) of the three rivers - Ganga, Yamuna & Saraswati. Here the Maha Kumbh Mela is held every 12 years which is a major Hindu festival. Overnight at hotel.

Day 06 Alahabad

Morning after breakfast enjoy the Holy dip at the Sangam. Later, reach the point on a boat, half day sightseeing. Sangam - Around 7 km from Civil Lines, overlooked by the eastern ramparts of the fort, wide flood plains and muddy banks protrude towards the sacred Sangam. At the point at which the brown Ganges meets the Greenish Yamuna, pandas (priests) perch on small platforms to perform puja and assist the devout in their ritual ablutions in the shallow waters. Beaches and ghats are littered with the shorn hair of pilgrims who come to offer pind for their deceased parents. Overnight stay at Hotel.

Day 07 Alahabad - Delhi

After breakfast will have a day free to explore the town and will be dropped at the railway station for the train to Delhi at (19:25hrs.). Overnight in train.

Day 08 Delhi Out

Today on arrival in Delhi railway station (05:10hrs.) will meet and transfer to Delhi airport for catch the flight to Back home.

Tour Cost Includes:

  • 01. Hotels with Breakfast basis
  • 02. A/C Transport & English speaking driver
  • 03. Parking, Permit, Gasoline, Taxes for the car
  • 04. Food + Lodging for the driver
  • 05. Arrival + Departure transfers in Delhi/Varanasi
  • 06. Train Ticket’s for Delhi/Varanasi/Allahabad/Delhi (A/C (Second A/C or Third A/C))
  • 07. All taxes

Tour Cost Not Includes:

  • 01. Things of Personal Nature
  • 02. Tips
  • 03. Lunch, Dinner
  • 04. Entrance fees to the monuments

Kumbh Mela Dates

Kumbh Mela, the grandest of all gatherings is a commingling of millions of souls that come together to purge themselves before entering the heavenly realm of God; it is an open invitation, which is grabbed on like the very last opportunity by the devotees to deem themselves fit for an entry. It is held every three years in each of the four different locations - Allahabad, Haridwar, Nasik and Ujjain, returning to each of the four places after a gap of every twelve years. Besides the regular Kumbh Mela, an Ardh (half) Kumbh Mela takes place six years after the Maha Kumbh in each of the location. And how it lands up in each location varies according to what position the Sun, Moon, and Jupiter hold in that period in different zodiac signs.

It comes to Haridwar when Jupiter is in Aquarius and Sun is in Aries during the Hindu month of Chaitra i.e. in the month of March-April. In Allahabad it is celebrated in the month of January-February when Jupiter is in Aries or Taurus and Sun and Moon are in Capricorn during the Hindu month of Magha. In the Hindu month of Bhadraprada (August-September), when Sun and Jupiter are in Leo, Kumbh Mela comes to Nasik. And Ujjain gets to organize it when Jupiter is in Leo and Sun is in Aries, or when all three are in Libra during the Hindu month of Vaisakha i.e. April-May. Below is a comprehensive list of Kumbh Mela dates with the names of the host cities.

Maha Kumbh Mela Dates

Kumbh Mela Dates 2013 (Allahabad)
The Maha Kumbh Mela to be held in Allahabad (Prayag) in the year 2013 will commence from 27th of January and will continue till 25th of February. Below is a table mentioning the important dates of Maha Kumbh Mela 2013:

Date (2013)

Day

Event

27th January

Sunday

Paush Purnima

6th February

Wednesday

Ekadashi Snan

10th February

Sunday

Mauni Amavasya Snan (Main Bathing Day)

15th February

Friday

Basant Panchami Snan

17th February

Sunday

Rath Saptami Snan

18th February

Monday

Bhisma Ashtami Snan

25th February

Monday

Maghi Purnima Snan

 

Kumbh Mela Dates 2015 (Nasik)

The Kumbh Mela to be held in Nasik in the year 2015 will commence on 14th July and will continue for a year, ending on 11th August 2016. Below is a table mentioning the important dates of the Kumbh Mela to be held in Nasik in 2015:

Date (2015)

Day

Event

14th July

Tuesday

Flag hoisting of the main ceremony at Ram Kunda

14th August

Friday

Flag hoisting of the Akhara at Sadhugram

29th August

Saturday

First Shahi Snan

13th September

Sunday

Second Shahi Snan

18th September

Friday

Third Shahi Snan

 

On 11th August 2016 the Kumbh Mela will end with the flag lowering ceremony.

Kumbh Mela Dates 2016 (Ujjain)

The Maha Kumbh Mela to be held in Ujjain in the year 2016 will commence on 22nd of April and will end on 21st of May 2016.

All Rights Reseved