Kumbha Mela

HOLI- THE FESTIVAL OF COLOURS
Delhi – Jaipur – Agra – Allahabad – Varanasi – Delhi

Overview of the Spiritual Journey : Kumbh Mela: 08 Nights / 09 days

Kumbh Mela - The Epicenter of Spirituality

India is a country where life is synonymous with fairs and festivals.

Fairs & Festivals in India are the manifestation of its rich culture, traditions, faith, and spirituality. There are countless of them and at many times of the year. The most prominent is that of the Kumbh Mela – the largest congregation of religious pilgrims on earth during which millions of Hindu pilgrims bathe or take a dip in holy rivers. The fair is held at Allahabad in Uttar Pradesh in North India every six years and shall be celebrated from 15th January to 26th February 2025 

Traveling to incredible India on a spiritual journey during the Kumbh Mela in Allahabad is an exciting experience and a memory of a lifetime. During this travel to Kumbh Mela, you will see how millions of devotees gather at the confluence of three holy rivers in Allahabad to bathe with a common belief that a dip in the waters of these holy rivers will clean all their sins and will liberate them from the cycle of death and birth. Though the fair is attended by millions of common people irrespective of caste, creed, and gender, its primary attendees are sadhus and saints (holy men ), religious groups and organizations (Akhadas and Ashrams), and the most important ones are Nagas who remain naked year-round to practice the hardest physical discipline, to hermits, and leave their isolation only for this pilgrim the Kumbh Mela.

Visit India during the Kumbh Mela and be a part of the largest assembly of humans, you will encounter streets and banks of the rivers full of people, sadhus, and saints chanting mantras or practicing traditional rites and rituals including Hatha Yoga. It was recorded that more than 200 million people attained the last Kumbh Mela, including 50 million people on auspicious days.

During Kumbh Mela 2025, there shall be following seven auspicious days when Sadhus and Saints, Akhadas & Ashrams, and Nagas will arrive on the banks of the rivers in royal processions, the center stage of the Kumbh Mela.

Auspicious Days:

January 2025

Paush Purnima – 13th January 2025

Makar Sankranti – 14th January 2025

Mauni Amavasya – 29th January 2025

February 2025

Basant Panchami – 3rd February 2025

Achla Saptami – 4th February 2025

Maghi Purnima – 12th February 2025

Maha Shivratri – 26th February 2025

This itinerary is an example. It is designed to inspire you and provide you with thoughtfully curated ideas. You can choose to do this exact itinerary or we shall be glad to customize an itinerary with your specific preferences.

Highlights of the Spiritual Journey : Kumbh Mela

  • Be a part of centuries old tradition at the confluence of holy rivers .
  • Talk with sadhu and saints to understand the philosophy of the most ancient religion – Hinduism
  • Great opportunity of photography
  • Visit the oldest sacred Hindu city of Varanasi
  • Visit Taj Mahal
  • Ride an elephant at Amer fort in Jaipur
  • Your own personal guide and private vehicle are at your complete disposal
  • Free Wi-fi connectivity and un-limited bottled mineral water throughout the journey

Know More About Your Colourful Journey : Journey To Colours of India

Day 1

Arrive at Delhi International Airport

Arrive Delhi International airport. Your Tour Experience Manager shall meet you upon arrival for further transfer to your hotel. After a short relax and briefing of your whole luxury journey.

Delhi is a delight for all travelers as offers so many different experiences. We have listed a few highlights which you should experience. However, we shall be glad to customize your visits in Delhi as per your specific preferences of experiences listed in detail in the featured cities at the end of this webpage.

If time permits, your first introduction to Delhi shall start with a walk in Connaught Place and visiting a Sikh Temple.

Welcome to India

Sikh Temple

Culinary Experiences in Delhi

Overnight at your hotel in Delhi.

Day- 2  

Delhi

After breakfast in the hotel, meet with your personal guide and after a small briefing of the day, proceed for a full day tour of Old & New Delhi.Below are some of the important highlights of the day. You can experience all or just let us know to customize your day as per your specific preference.

Humayun's Tomb

Jama Mosque & Old Delhi

President's House

India Gate & Parliamentary Buildings

Qutub Minar

Artisans & Markets of Delhi

Overnight at your hotel in Delhi.

Day – 3

Drive from Delhi to Jaipur (5 Hours)

After breakfast at your hotel, drive for about 5 hours to Jaipur – The Pink City and the capital of the state of Rajasthan. The city is known for its numerous forts of Rajasthani Architecture, and for the glorious palaces. Check-in at your hotel and later visit the royal city of Jaipur.

Here are some suggestions to various experiences in Pink City. Our guide shall be glad to design the visits to your specific preferences.

Birla Mandir ( Temple )

Culinary Experience in Jaipur

Overnight at your  hotel in Jaipur.

Day – 4

Jaipur

Continue exploring the colurful city with your tour guide.

Amer Fort

Mathura and Vrindavan

City Palace and Museum

Observatory

Palace of Winds

Albert Museum

Patrika Gate

Colourful Markets of Jaipur

Overnight at your hotel in Jaipur.

Day – 5

Drive from Jaipur to Agra ( 7 hours including en-route visits )

Post your breakfast, You will drive for about 7 hours to the City of Taj Mahal- Agra. En-route you will be stopping and visiting the Step Wells at Abhaneri village and the deserted city of Fatehpur Sikri which is also a UNESCO Monument. Check in at your hotel in Agra.

Abhaneri

Fatehpur Sikri

Culinary Experience in Agra

Overnight at your hotel in Agra.

Day- 6

Agra

Wake up early for a memorable and highlight tour of the Taj Mahal at the time of Sunrise. Cherish the beauty of one of the most photographed monuments in the world and an architectural marvel, aptly called as Romance in Marble. Return to your hotel for breakfast.

Later during the day, visit Agra Fort and Mehtab Bagh.

Taj Mahal

Agra Fort

Mehtab Bagh

Mohabbat E Taj - A Live Show

Overnight at your hotel in Agra.

Day – 7

Drive from Agra to Allahabad ( 8 Hours )

After visiting the history and architectural marvelous of India, today you shall travel to a different India in Allahabad where the Kumbh Mela is being held after 6 years and witnessing the presence of millions Hindu pilgrims, sadhus, akhadas, nagas and their royal processions.

After breakfast at your hotel in Agra, You will drive to Allahabad ( 400 kms – 7 hours ) situated at the confluence of 3 holy rivers – Ganges, Yamuna, and Saraswati.

Allahabad or Prayagraj - Triveni Sangam

Allahabad or Prayagraj

Kumbha Mela

Overnight at your luxury Camp in Allahabad.

Day – 8 & Day-9

Allahabad – Kumbh Mela

You will be waking -up early with the first light of the Sun. You will visit the confluence where thousand of pilgrims  are waiting for the royal processions of different religious groups consisting of sadhus,  yogis, nagas and their religious leaders. All of them come to the confluence on chariot, horses, and even walking. Their disciples decorate the path with flower petals and colourful Rangoli for their welcome. Sadhus wearing garlands, body  smeared with holy ash and having sparkling swords and other traditional weapons in their hands march to the river and take the bathe first followed by millions of pilgrims.

Whole scene appears like a living movie and is a mesmerizing experience to remember for the life.

You shall return to your camp for breakfast. For the rest of the day you shall walk around the fair grounds , meeting and talking with sadhus and yogis and understanding the philosophy or Hindu mythology about the Nirvana , the ultimate goal of one’s life.

Kumbha Mela
Kumbha Mela
Kumbha Mela
Kumbha Mela

Day – 10

Drive from Allahabad to Varanasi ( 120 Kms / 2.5 Hours )

Spend the morning at the camp or just walking around the Kumbh Mela area . Later around mid-day, drive for about 2.5 hours to another Hindu sacred City – Varanasi or Benaras. Check-in at your hotel and later in evening, enjoy Ganga Arti on the banks of the river.

Ganga Aarti and Evening Boat Ride

Culinary Experience in Varanasi

Overnight at your hotel in Varanasi.

Day -11

Varanasi

It will be an early morning start before the sun rise as you will be heading to one of the oldest ghats in Varanasi – Assi Ghat to be a part of a very spiritual programme – Subah-E-Benaras. After worshipping the source of energy-the Sun, hundread of locals perform yoga lead by a guru.

There are various activities in and around Varanasi including the visit to the Buddhist city of Sarnath and experiences around the narrow lanes of Varanasi. Following are some of the activities to choose . Our guide shall be glad to design the visits as per your specific preferences.

Subah-E-Benaras

Sarnath

Spirituality on the Ghats of Varanasi

Kashi Vishwanath Temple

Sadhus and their own world

Musicians of Benaras

Post your luxury journey – Tigers & Taj Mahal, You can have various options for an extension tour of couple of days more.  Jaipur is well connected by domestic flights from many other tourist destinations in India. You can terminate your main journey in Jaipur and can continue to explore India more.  Some of the options are :
Option : 1 – Two nights extension tour of  Varanasi – The Spiritual Capital of India
Option : 2 – Two nights extension tour to Rishikesh – The Yoga Capital of India
Here are the details of possible itineraries for each option of extension tour :

Day 1

Arrive at New Delhi International Airport

Arrive Delhi International airport. Our representative shall meet you upon arrival for further transfer to your hotel.

If time permit, after relax at the hotel, We shall be glad to do a small briefing of your luxury journey followed by an orientation tour visiting :

“Popup of Gurudwara ” with image and name.

Overnight at your Luxury Hotel.

Day -12

Flight from Varanasi to Delhi and to onward destination

After your breakfast, We will take you to Varanasi Airport for flight to Delhi and onward to your home or you may choose to continue your journey to next destination in India.

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