Overview

Since ages, millions of devotees from distant corners of the world assemble to have a holy gathering every 6 years at various sacred places. This holy gathering is often popularly known as the Ardh Kumbh Mela. It is believed that these sacred placed were blessed by the drops of an elixir. The Kumbh Mela is one of the largest holy gatherings of Hindu devotees in which the pilgrims take a dip in the sacred water of river Ganga in Haridwar, at the confluence of river Yamuna, Ganga, and Saraswati in Devprayag, at river Shipra in Ujjain, and river Godavari in Nashik. People from different walks of life assemble to be a part of this majestic event to attain divinity.

According to ancient Hindu mythology, Deva and Asuras once had a continuous war. In order to cease the endless fight, they agreed on churning the milky ocean and equally dividing the spills. Numerous gifts, as well as deadly poison, came out of the ocean. The churning continued until a pot of elixir came out of the sea after 12 days and 12 nights. While the Devas and Asuras were fighting for the possession of the Amrit Kalash, a few drops fell at the four sacred places now known as Prayag, Ujjain, Nasik, and Haridwar. Kumbh Mela is conducted at these sacred places to be blessed by the divinity sanctified by the sacred elixir. Ardh Kumbh Mela is conducted every 6 years at the four places.

Ardh Kumbh Mela is organized in Haridwar every six years when the astronomical position of the sun, as well as other astronomical figures, are favourable. It is believed that the water of the rivers at the four sacred places becomes charged with eternal divine powers during favourable planetary movements. Devotees from all over the world come to take a dip in the holy waters during Ardh Kumbh Mela in Haridwar and offer prayers to appease the Gods. They participate in bhajan, kirtan, and chat hymns at the river ghats. Be a part of the congregation of millions at the Ardh Kumbh Mela in Haridwar. Join the exhilaration and excitement and witness the strength of faith and devotion that brings millions at a single stage.

6 Nights 7 Days Available on request Varanasi Airport
Inclusions/Exclusions
What we'll give. What we won't

What is included in the tour

  • Accommodation and inclusive meals
  • Transfers and sightseeing tours
  • Local guides fluent in English and Hindi for tours & transfers
  • Entrance fees for scheduled visits
  • Potable water and snacks
  • Baggage handling, room tax, service charges

What is NOT included in the tour

  • Flights, visas and travel insurance
  • Surcharges on services if any
  • Personal expenses and gratuities
  • Alcohol and any meals or services not mentioned in the schedule
  • Expenses for Puja and Prasad
Highlights
What makes this tour special
  • Enjoy enchanting morning and evening prayers
  • Visit mythologically significant emblems
  • Explore exotic Indian culture and heritage via divine Hindu temples
  • Witness glimpse of history via interesting museums and ancient historical wonders
Itinerary
Day 1: An Incredible Evening In Varanasi
  • Upon arrival, our tour guide will meet you at the¬†Varanasi airport to drop you comfortably at your hotel. Once done with the check-in formalities, relax, unwind, and enjoy some tasty meal in the hotel. Head out to explore the beautiful and mesmerizing city. Soak in the spiritual vibes of the city at the vibrant Ganga ghats. In the evening, we will attend the fascinating Ganga Aarti. Capture the glimpse of hundreds of floating lamps in the river. Nod in excitement to the rhythmic incantation of the sacred Vedic hymn to worship river Ganga. The experience fills every soul with elation, enlightenment, and spirituality. You also have the option to witness the Ganga Aarti on a boat. At night, we will drop you at the hotel for a restful sleep.
  • Meals: Lunch and Dinner are provided
Day 2: A Mesmerising Tour of Varanasi
  • Wake up early in the morning and enjoy a lovely breakfast in the hotel. Our tour guide will take you to the Ganga ghat for an amazing boat ride. Known by the name Subah-e-Banaras, the mesmerizing morning boat ride will introduce you to the mystical spiritual activities and religious rituals performed at the Ganga Ghats.
  • We will also have a spiritual tour to important monuments and famous temples of Varanasi including the Sarnath Temple, Sarnath Archaeological Museum, Ashoka Pillar, Dhamek Stupa, Chaukhandi Stupa, Dashashwamedh Ghat, Golden Temple, Rajghat, Man Mandir Ghat, Gyan Vapi, Durga Mata Temple, Tulsi Manas Mandir, and the BHU.
  • At night, we will return to the hotel for a comfortable sleep.
  • Meals: Breakfast and lunch are provided
Day 3: Journey To Allahabad
  • Start early and have a marvelous breakfast at the hotel. Complete your checkout formalities and board the cab for a journey of 3 hours to reach Allahabad. Our tour guide will drop you comfortably at the camp. Complete your check-in formalities and relax for sometime in the camp before you head out to explore the beautiful Allahabad. You also have the option to stay in a hotel of your choice.
  • Allahabad is a beautiful city located at the confluence of three major holy rivers of Yamuna, Ganga, and Saraswati in the state of Uttar Pradesh. We will take you on a mesmerizing journey through time with the various glorious forts and astonishing temples of the city. We will visit the Allahabad Fort which was erected by emperor Akbar. The fort is famous for its unrivaled design, sturdy construction, and supreme craftsmanship. Our journey will continue to the Patliputra Temple which is an underground temple within the fort. This temple has the Akshaya Vat often called an immortal tree. It is believed that the temple was visited by Lord Rama.
  • We will also visit the Ashoka Pillar which is a gigantic polished sandstone having inscriptions of Emperor Jahangir. Our journey continues to the Anand Bhawan museum devoted to Mr JawaharLal Nehru. We will capture the memories of Mrs. Indira Gandhi at her birthplace Swaraj Bhawan. We will recapitulate the glimpse of history through the Gupta sculptures at the Allahabad Museum. In the evening, enjoy an unwinding time at the Triveni Sangam. Towards dusk, we will drop you at the camp for a well-rested night.
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are provided
Day 4: A Visit To The Kumbh Mela Ground
  • Start your day with a delicious breakfast at the camp before you proceed to the Triveni Sangam for a mesmerizing visit to the Kumbh Mela Ground. Enjoy a refreshing holy bath in the sacred water at the Triveni Sangam. Witness the puja rituals performed by pandas at the Triveni Sangam to assist the devouts.
  • Enjoy the various cultural activities at the Kumbh Fair Ground. In the evening, we will return to the camp for a restful sleep.
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are provided
Day 5: Cultural Evening At The Ardh Kumbh Mela
  • Wake up early in the morning and enjoy a lovely breakfast in the camp.¬†Proceed to the Triveni Sangam for an early Shahi Snan in the sacred water. You can also perform ablutions and pay homage to the Rising Sun which is worshipped as a God in India.
  • Witness the saints as they take the royal bath. Capture glimpse of bare bodied, saffron clothed, matted-haired, and ash-smeared sadhus in various akharas. Submerge your soul in spirituality at the satsangs. Explore nearby temples like the Hanuman Temple, Kashi Vishwanath Temple, and the Annapurna Temple. Enjoy the calm of the river and the freshness of the air as the glittering ghats come alive in the evening. Return to the camp at night for a restful sleep.
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are provided
Day 6: A Day Of Spirituality At The Ardh Kumbh Mela
  • Start early to capture some more glimpse of the Ardh Kumbh Mela. You can participate in various rituals like devotional singing, religious discussions on Vedas and other holy scriptures often called the Shastrarth, religious assemblies, and mass feeding of men and women.
  • Witness the different vibrant colors of spirituality at the Ardh Kumbh Mela. In the evening, return to the camp for a refreshing sleep.
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are provided
Day 7: Departure From Varanasi
  • Wake up early in the morning and enjoy a delicious breakfast at the camp before checking out. Board the cap for a 3 hours return drive to Varanasi Airport for your return commute. Depart from Varanasi with blissful memories and amazing reminiscence of the Ardh Kumbh Mela.
  • Meals: Breakfast provided

Points to Note

  • Camps provide cheap accommodation to the pilgrims along with three-course meals. However, hotel accommodation can also be availed at additional prices which can be adjusted for higher or lower categories on request. Featured hotels are subject to availability during booking, and you will be notified of any deposits when booking.
  • Domestic airfares are quoted based on averages and are subject to change. The most convenient flight is booked and final price confirmed once tickets are issued based on the class of seat and availability.
Pickup point
Directions.
Varanasi Airport, Babatpur, Uttar Pradesh, India View on Map
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