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Maha Kumbh 2013 Allahabad
The biggest religious ceremony in the world, known as Maha Kumbh Mela (Great Festival of Urn), will take place in Allahabad on the banks of river Ganges.
Kumbh Mela derives its name from the immortal - Pot of Nectar -described in ancient Vedic scriptures known as the Puranas. Maha Kumbh Mela literally means festival of the pot or a festival celebrating the appearance of the pot of nectar. During the festival, Hindus consider as India's religious capital and more than ten million people dip into the holy Ganga, in order to purify body, mind and soul and wash off their sins. On the eve of such a bathing day, the town vibrates in hectic religious fever and the centre stage of the Maha Kumbh Mela is occupied by the sadhus who belong to dozens of Hindu sects.
After visiting the Kumbh Mela of 1895, Mark Twain wrote "It is wonderful, the power of a faith like that, that can make multitudes upon multitudes of the old and weak and the young and frail enter without hesitation or complaint upon such incredible journeys and endure the resultant miseries without repining. It is done in love, or it is done in fear; I do not know which it is. No matter what the impulse is, the act born of it is beyond imagination, marvelous to our kind of people, the cold whites"Akhara: For Naga Sadhus, the Mahakumbh is of great significance, because they are the privileged ones to take the holy dip in the Ganga on the most auspicious day during the Shahi Snan or the "royal bath", which marks the climax of the festival as they are said to cleanse the river goddess. These processions are meticulously organized formations where thousands of Naga Sadhus having matted hair, ash smeared body, naked and totally unmindful and unconcerned of the public gaze, stride towards the Ganges in a zeal of religious Fervour.
The main bathing dates at the Maha Kumbh 2013, Allahabad are:
||14th - Makkar Sakranthi
27th - Paush Purnima
||6th - Ekadashi Snan
10th - Mauni Amavasya Snan
15th - Basant Panchami Snan
17th - Rath Saptami Snan
18th - Bhisma Ekadashi Snan
25th - Maghi Purnima Snan
||10th - Mahashivratri Snan
Accommodation During Maha Kumbh 2013, Allahabad - Leisure
will be making special arrangements to provide comfortable stay and quality experience to the visitors during the Maha Kumbh 2013 in Allahabad. Leisure Hotels Ltd. will provide 50 Deluxe tents– The Maha Kumbh Camp. Our similar efforts of providing deluxe tents at Maha Kumbh Allahabad in 2001 & Kumbh Mela Haridwar in 2010 were appreciated worldwide with the best hospitality experience at these famous destinations among religious tourists. Some of the major highlights of The Camp would be:-
Highlights of the Camps include:-
- Accommodation in spacious all weather proof, independent, thatched roof, luxury-tents (16’ x 12’)
- Attached baths and toilets with running Hot & Cold water
- Multi cuisine dining facilities
- Hot water bottles as sun down service
- First aid at camps with oxygen cylinders
- Escorted walk and visits to nearby areas
- STD / ISD conferencing facilities at the camps
Well structured Activity Blocks at The Camp for:
- Religious discourses
- Yoga lessons
- Srimad Bhagwat Katha Path
Just Not an Accomodation
At The Maha Kumbh Camp,
hospitality is not restricted to offering guests just
accommodation & food; it goes beyond this established norm.
The guests decide how they want to define their experience.
Guests are offered a glimpse of the local culture & heritage
and a variety of activities to choose from.
Special Offers ** - The Mahakumbh Camp, Allahabad on APAI, for both FIT & GIT (for min 2night stay)
||Single Tent per night
||Double Tent per night
||Extra person per night
||Child 5-12 yrs per night
Child below 5 years is complimentary
Taxes extra (17% as applicable)
*Note: Above rates are not valid for bathing dates. Supplement for bathing dates is Rs.1500 per night on Double & Single tents. 14th Jan 2013 Makar Sankranti 27th Jan 2013 Paush Purnima 06th Feb 2013 Ekadashi Snan 10th Feb 2013 Mauni Amavasya Snan 15th Feb 2013 Basant Panchami Snan 17th Feb 2013 Rath Saptami Snan 18th Feb 2013 Bhisma Ekadashi Snan 25th Feb 2013 Maghi Purnima Snan 10th Mar 2013 Mahashivratri Snan
The Special Offer includes:
- Traditional Tika welcome and Welcome Drink
- Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
- Escorted walks twice during day to the special events of Maha Kumbh
- Escorted walk to the bathing ghat for The Camp guests
- Bhajan and Kirtan every day
- Special arrangement to organize private Srimad Bhagwat Katha
** Terms & Conditions Apply
- All Prices are in Indian Rupees.
- All tours are subject to terms and conditions mentioned on the booking form in our brochure.
- Within 30 days of Arrival Date/ No Show: No Refund
- 30 Days to 45 Days prior to Arrival - 50% of the total package cost.
- 45 Days & More- No Deductions would be levied.
For reservation contact:
Leisure Hotels Ltd.
Corporate office: F-3/6, Ground Floor, Okhla Industrial Area Phase-1
Tel: 011-46520000; Mobile: 98103 96848 Fax: 011-46520050
For Reservations Call Toll Free - 1800 102 4652
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