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KUMBH AT A GLANCE: Is said to have started over 2000 years ago and is the oldest and largest congregation of religious pilgrims. The largest temporary city constructed in the world to host worshipers. Attendance varies between 50 to 70 million. Attended by Heads of all Akharas
WEATHER: The weather in Allahabad during the winter months varies from a minimum of 6°C in January to 17°C in March. In the month of January there can be dense fog, hence guests are advised to check the weather forecasts at the time of their travel to Allahabad. The maximum temperature varies from 23°C in January to 34°C in March.
CLOTHING: Heavy woolens with scarves and hats. Sunscreen lotion of SPF 30+, Comfortable walking shoes/sandals, Sun glasses with UV protection, Small day backpack that can store either an umbrella/raincoat, Warm gloves. Clothing for the Bathing Dates: We advise our guests to dress modestly for the holy dip. Kindly carry a dry change of clothes as well. There will be a designated area for ladies to change clothing.
GETTING TO KUMBH MELA: By Air: There is a daily flight from Delhi to Allahabad (AI 9604) and the airport is 45 – 60 minutes drive to Camp
By Road: From Varanasi: 3 hours drive time. From Lucknow: 5 hours drive time
By Train: The closest rail-head is Allahabad junction. It is well connected to Delhi, Howrah and Mumbai. The drive time to Camp is 30 minutes. On arrival, we advise our guests to proceed to the Civil Lines exit (Platform 11/12) at Allahabad Junction and continue on to Camp.
DOCUMENTATION: Indian Nationals: A valid Government approved Photo ID. Foreign Nationals: Passport with a valid Indian Visa
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THE KUMBH MELA EXPERIENCE: Photography excursions, Boat ride to the Sangam, Walking tour of the Akharas, Interaction with sadhus and seers, Special rituals.
|IMPORTANT BATHING DATES|
|14-15 January||Tuesday||Makar Sankranti|
|21 January||Monday||Paush Purnima|
|04 February||Monday||Mauni Amavasy|
|10 February||Sunday||Basant Panchami|
|19 February||Tuesday||Maghi Purnima|
|04 March||Monday||Maha Shivratri|
Positioned at the highest point of the Kumbh Mela, Camp o ers the perfect vantage point for guests to observe and soak in the atmosphere of the Kumbh. The camp is directly in line with the Sangam, the main bathing area and overlooks the Akharas of the sadhus, religious communities and seers. An exclusive viewing terrace adds to the experience, by o ering the guests a chance to marvel at the ocean of enthusiastic devotees, without leaving the comforts of the camp. Telescopes and binoculars will be available for guests to get a panoramic view of the Kumbh Mela.
The Kumbh Mela to be held in Allahabad (Prayag) in the year 2019 from 15th of January till 4th of March. Below is a table mentioning the important dates of Kumbh Mela 2019:
|Makar Sankranti (First Shahi Snan)||Tuesday||15th January 2019|
|Paush Purnima||Monday||21st January 2019|
|Mauni Amavasya (Second Shahi Snan)||Monday||04th February 2019|
|Basant Panchami (Third Shahi Snan)||Sunday||10th February 2019|
|Maagh Purnima||Tuesday||19th February 2019|
|Maha Shivratri||Monday||04th March 2019|
Guests may choose from a range of activities specially curated to enhance the Kumbh Mela: Daily Yoga and meditation classes, Boat ride to the Sangam, Interaction with spiritual speakers and sadhus, Photography excursions, Panoramic view of the Kumbh Mela using a telescope
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