Millions of Hindu devotees gather to take a dip in the holy water at the sacred Triveni Sangam, Prayag (Allahabad) during the Ardh Kumbh Mela, which is hosted in every 6 years. The Mela is held based on the unique celestial setting and this year it will be during the period of 15 January to 4 March. Over the stretch of this 2 months festival, millions of tourists visit the city for offering prayers, taking a holy dip and also to explore the glorious city, which is said to be eternally blessed during this auspicious time.
Being amongst the most joyous religious events in India, the Ardh Kumbh Mela is organized in a very large scale and it is like a once in a lifetime experience to see the rituals that are performed during this time. One of the major attractions of this Mela is the Nagas (naked sadhus) who wear no clothes, smear the ash all over their body and have long matted hair. There is another group of holy men called Urdhwavahurs, who perform different rituals while making their bodies undergo several austerities.
Ardh Kumbh Mela 2019 is going be really massive and it is likely that you’ll get to see and experience the royal baths to wonderful evening aartis that will help you gain some religious enlightenment. So, if you’re visiting the city Prayagraj (Allahabad), plan your stay during Ardh Kumbh in advance to avoid the last minute rush. Accommodation in Kumbh Mela is diverse and plenty but choosing the right lodging will let you enjoy all the comforts along with giving you the opportunity to interact with people from different regions.
Since Kumbh Mela has gained a lot worldwide recognition, there is an influx of tourist’s visiting the city who wants to attend one of the World’s largest religious and peaceful gatherings, where they can experience spiritual activities, interact with locals and to learn about the religious groups. To cater to such huge number of tourists from world over, there are plenty of Kumbh Mela accommodation, including special tents and camps, which are set near the glittering ghats. All the tents have complete privacy and convenience for individuals, families or small groups from where they can comfortably enjoy the authentic feel of the Kumbh Mela. Special tours and luxury tents in Kumbh Mela are available for the local as well as international travellers. If you yearn to explore the traditional, religious and cultural heritage of India, Ardh kumbh mela 2019 can take you on an unforgettable lifetime journey.