Spiritual India

Kumbh Mela Tour

Join our Kumbh Mela tour! The tour travels through North India visiting important Hindu pilgrimage sites. We attend the auspicious Kumbh Mela in Allahabad.

The Kumbh Mela is sacred Hindu pilgrimage that takes place on a rotation basis at four locations in India: Prayag (near Allahabad, at the confluence of three rivers-Ganges, Yamuna and Saraswati), Nasik, Haridwar and Ujjain.

The pilgrimage occurs every three years, once at each of the four locations. Each twelve-year cycle includes the Maha (great) Kumbha Mela at Prayag. The Maha Kumbh Mela is attended by millions of people, making it the largest pilgrimage gathering around the world.

Our Kumbh Mela tour visits important Hindu pilgrimage sites before arriving in Allahabad.

In Allahabad, we stay at the deluxe Thar Camp for an up-close location and true immersion. The camp has ac, comfortable beds and attached western bathrooms with hot water showers.

This travel experience is comfortable and easy. We stay in five star hotels in Varanasi and Lucknow. The accommodation in Haridwar is a beautiful haveli, right next to the banks of the Ganges River.

The trip is planned to be at the Mela for Magh Purnima (full moon day).

A pilgrimage is a journey or search of moral or spiritual significance. Typically, it is a journey to a shrine or other location of importance to a person’s beliefs and faith.

The Kumbh Mela is the most significant pilgrimage for Hindu followers. People from all faiths and belief doctrines journey to the Kumbh Mela from all over he world. The Kumbh Mela has universal meaning for all who attend.

  • Attend the Ardh Kumbha Mela, a once in 6 years event
  • Visit sacred Hindu pilgrimage sites
  • Participate in traditional rituals
  • Enjoy optional meditation

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Pilgrim blowing a conch at the 2000 Mela in Allahabad

  • 1
    Day 1-2: Meet in Delhi

    We shall visit the enormous Akshardham Temple Complex that depicts Hindu mythology and Indian culture. The temple has 234 ornate pillars, 20,000 statues; the complex consists of exhibition halls, imax theater and a musical fountain surrounded by an elaborate garden

  • 2
    Day 3-4: Varanasi

    Tour the Ganges in a country boat at sunrise. Visit Sarnath, where Buddha gave his first sermon. The old city will be a flurry of activity as pilgrims perform reverence here on their way to and from Allahabad.

  • 3
    Day 5-7: Allahabad

    Experience the Ardh Kumbh Mela and participate in traditional ceremonies and rituals. This is not a show for the tourists but one of the most important pilgrimages a Hindu can make in his lifetime.

  • 4
    Day 8-9: Lucknow

    Tour Lucknow, known for its Nawabi heritage and architectural brilliance.

  • 5
    Day 10-11: Haridwar

    We shall join hundreds of locals along the banks of the Ganges to attend an ancient prayer ritual called the Har ki Pauri.

  • 6
    Day 12: Rishikesh

    A pleasant city, we'll visit ashrams, attend events and enjoy quiet time.

  • 7
    Day 13: Delhi-Depart
  • Trip Length

    15-day trip begins in Mumbai and ends in Delhi

  • Dates

    January 30-February 11, 2019

  • Land Cost

    From $3675

  • Accommodations

    6 nights 5-star hotels
    3 nights deluxe tent at Allahabad
    3 nights deluxe heritage

  • Group Size

    2-16 guests

  • Included Meals

    3 lunches, 11 dinners

  • Reading List

    Suggested Reading
    SF Examiner Article - India and The Ganges

  • Trip Preparations

    Trip Preparations

Delhi, india



Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

Haridwar, Uttarakhand, India

Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India

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