Kumbh Mela Allahabad Tour with Varanasi & Khajuraho

Kumbh Mela Allahabad 2019

(Delhi – Jaipur – Agra – Khajuraho – Allahabad – Varanasi – Delhi)

27 Jan. (Sun): ARRIVE DELHI
On arrival meet our representative and transfer to the hotel.
Overnight at the hotel.

28 Jan. (Mon): DELHI
Post Breakfast visit of The Jama Masjid, India`s largest mosque Red Fort (Drive Past), & Rajghat – memorial of Mahatma Gandhi. Afternoon sightseeing of New Delhi to include, Qutab Minar, Drive past India gate and Government buildings.
Overnight at the hotel.

29 Jan. (Tue): DELHI – JAIPUR BY SURFACE (230 KMS / 03 HRS.)
Breakfast at the hotel. Later drive to Jaipur. Upon arrival transfer to the hotel.
Overnight at the hotel.

30 Jan. (Wed): JAIPUR
Morning: visit of Amber Fort riding on Jeep. Miniatures painted on the walls depict hunting and war scenes, apart from festivals. Precious stones and mirrors are embedded into the plaster. En-route to Amber Fort, you will have a brief photography stop at Hawa Mahal – the Palace of Winds.
Afternoon: – city tour of Jaipur which begins with a visit to the Maharaja’s City Palace. Jantar Mantar (the observatory), which is the largest stone and marble crafted observatory in the world. Situated near the gate of the city palace, the observatory has 17 large instruments, many of them still in working condition.
Overnight at the Hotel.

31 Jan. (Thu): JAIPUR – AGRA BY SURFACE (250 KMS / 06 HRS.)
Breakfast at the hotel. Later Leave for Agra by surface upon arrival check in at hotel.
Later Visit Taj Mahal undoubtedly one of the most romantic buildings of the world. Renowned for its architectural magnificence and aesthetic beauty, it counts among man’s proudest creations to commemorate his love (Friday Closed). Also visit Agra Fort. The fort is really a city within a city, which embraces the Moti Masjid, the Diwan-I-Am or the Hall of Public Audiences, the Diwan-I-Khas or the Hall of Private Audiences, the Octagonal Tower, Jahangir’s Palace and many more monuments”.
Overnight at the Hotel.

01 Feb. (Fri): AGRA – JHANSI BY TRAIN 12002 – 0806/1045Hrs
JHANSI – ORCHHA – KHAJURAHO BY SURFACE (180 KMS / 06 HRS)

Post breakfast transfer to Railway way station to board Shatabdi express (0811/1045) to Jhansi. On arrival drive to Orchha. Visit Orchha including Jehangiri Mahal, the Raj Mahal and the Laxmi Narayan temple. Later drive to Khajuraho.
Overnight at hotel.

02 Feb. (Sat): KHAJURAHO – ALLAHABAD BY SURFACE (280 KMS / 07 HRS.)
Breakfast at the hotel. Morning sightseeing in Khajuraho visiting world famous temples known for their intricate sculptures and erotic carvings that are one of the outstanding achievements of Indian art. Later drive to Allahabad.
Upon arrival transfer to the hotel.

03 Feb. (Sun): ALLAHABAD / KUMBH MELA VISIT & PREPARATIONS
Kumbh Mela is a mass Hindu pilgrimages of faith in which Hindus gather to bathe in a sacred river. It is the world’s largest religious gathering. It is held every third year at one of the four places by rotation: Haridwar, Allahabad (Prayag), Nasik and Ujjain. Thus the Kumbh Mela is held at each of these four places every twelfth year. Ardh (“Half”) Kumbh Mela is held at only two places, Hardwar and Allahabad, every sixth year. The rivers at these four places are: the Ganges (Ganga) at Haridwar, the confluence (Sangam) of the Ganges and the Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati at Allahabad, the Godawari at Nasik, and the Shipra at Ujjain. Mini Kumbh(Magh) Mela is held every year in Allahabad only.
Estimates suggest that in the Maha Kumbh Mela held in Allahabad in the year 2019, nearly 60 million took a bath at the occasion and if the forecasts are to be believed, the next one will garner an even bigger gathering than the previous one.

Morning after breakfast, visit nearby places like Akshya Vat, Hanuman Temple.later back to the camp for lunch & rest. Evening free to visit camp of Akharas, prepare yourself for divine day. Dinner & Overnight stay at the camp.

04 Feb. (Mon): ALLAHABAD / KUMBH MELA SAHI SNAN (ROYAL BATHING)
Most important bathing day. It is a paradise for photographers and spiritually inspired travellers. This is the day on which herds of Naga Shadus can be seen while they go to take dip in the holy river, probably only place in universe where such sight is visible.Full day to explore the Kumbh, get interaction with Sadhu/Mahatma, participate in Ganga Aarti at Sangam.
Dinner & overnight stay at the camp.

05 Feb. (Mon): ALLAHABAD – VARANASI BY SURFACE (121 KMS / 03 HRS.)
Breakfast at the hotel. In time transfer to the Airport to board the flight for Varanasi.
Upon arrival transfer to the hotel. Evening witness Aarti ceremony at River Ganges.
Overnight at the hotel.

06 Feb. (Tue): VARANASI
This morning an early start for a dawn boat ride on the Ganges River. Ritual is a very important aspect of Hinduism and there is no better place to observe it than at the Ganges. You will view the thread ceremony, head shaving and food being offered to the departing souls. A walk through narrow twisting lanes will give you a chance to witness the various rituals of the pilgrims and followed by city tour including Bharat Mata Temple, Shanta Durga Temple and Banaras Hindu University. Drive back to hotel for breakfast. Afternoon excursion to Sarnath (9 kms). This is where the Buddha preached his first sermon after getting enlightenment.
Overnight at the Hotel.

07 Feb. (Tue): VARANASI – DELHI BY FLIGHT UK955 – 1520/1655 HRS.
LEAVE DELHI
Breakfast at the hotel. Morning free for leisure activities. In time transfer to the Airport to board the flight for Delhi. Upon arrival transfer to the International Airport to board the flight for onward destination.

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