Allahabad is one of the four destinations in India where Maha Kumbh Mela takes place. The Maha Kumbha takes every three years in each of the four different locations, returning to each of four places every twelve years. The Ardh Kumbha Mela (festival) takes place six years after the Maha Kumbh in each location. The last Maha Kumbh at Allahabad was held in the year 2001 and the Ardha Kumbha Mela was held in Jan-Feb 2007. Our Allahabad Maha Kumbha Mela tour/travel package has been designed to help you tour not only Allahabad but also other holy places around Allahabad (Prayag).
Day 01: Arrival at Delhi
Upon arrival at Delhi international airport, our representative will
receive you and transfer to hotel. Overnight stay will be at the hotel.
Day 02: Delhi / Varanasi
After the breakfast at the hotel we will take you for a tour of the
Delhi city. Delhi comprises of two parts-Old and New Delhi, the capital
of India. The city tour will cover the Raj Ghat (samadhi of Gandhiji),
red Fort, Jama Masjid, Purana Qila, India Gate, President house, Qutub
Minar, Humayun's tomb, Bahai temple and the Akshardham temple. After the
sightseeing tour you will get back to hotel and have your diner, which
follows transfer to Railway station to board the train to Varanasi.
Overnight onboard the train.
Day 03: Varanasi
Upon arrival at Varanasi in morning you will transfer to hotel. After a
brief rest you will have breakfast and then set out to tour Sarnath, the
Buddha city. Sarnath is the place where Lord Buddha delivered his first
sermon. The main tourist attractions at Sarnath are the Buddha temple,
Dhamekha temple, and the Archaeological Museum. After the tour of
Sarnath you will get back to the hotel and have your dinner. Overnight
stay will be at the hotel.
Day 04: Varanasi
Varanasi, the holy city and the gateway to Moksha, is revered by
millions of people all over the world. It is the city where life and
death come together. To have a look at the eternal city, we will take
you for an early morning boat ride on the River Ganges. You can spot
thousands of devotees taking bath and performing rituals at the bathing
Ghats (river bank) of Varanasi. After the boating tour you will get back
to hotel for breakfast and then proceed for a sightseeing tour of Old
Varanasi and the Banaras Hindu University. City tour also covers the
Bharat Mata Mandir, Tulsi Manas Mandir and some traditional Bazaars.
Overnight stay will be at the hotel.
Day 05: Varanasi / Allahabad
After breakfast you will head for Allahabad, the Venue of Maha Kumbh Mela 2013. On reaching Allahabad you will be transferred to hotel/Camp.
Spend your time at leisure for rest of the day. Overnight stay will be
at the hotel/camp.
Day 06: Allahabad
Early in the morning, you will take bath at the Sangam (confluence of
the Rivers Ganga, Yamuna and the mythological Saraswati). It follows
breakfast and then a boat ride at the holy River Ganges. Thereafter, we
will take you for a walking tour of some of the sacred temples and
places of Allahabad (Prayag). Overnight stay will be at hotel/Camp.
Day 07: Allahabad / Delhi
Early in the morning we will take you for the Maha Kumbh Mela main
bathing. It is one of the auspicious bathing dates of Maha Kumbh Mela,
which attracts millions of saints/sages and devotees from all over to
take a holy dip in the sacred River Ganga. It will follow a personal
meeting with Yoga teacher (Shastri), where he will teach you some basics
of Yoga. It follows rest and then dinner. After dinner you will depart
for the Railway station to board the train for Delhi. Overnight on board
the train to Delhi.
Day 08: Delhi
Upon arrival at Delhi you will transfer to hotel and wash and change
along with breakfast. You will have full day at leisure and you can
pursue own activities/shopping. In the evening our representative will
transfer you to the international airport for onward journey.