Begin the year in Prayagraj at one of India’s biggest religious events.
Join mllions of pilgrims as they gather in Prayagraj to celebrate the most auspicious days in the Hindu calendar this year—the Ardh (half) Kumbh Mela (15 January to 4 March 2019). A dip in the holy waters of the Sangam is said to absolve one of their sins and free them from the cycles of rebirth. Legend has it that during the war between the gods and demons over the precious amrit kalash (the nectar of immortality), a few drops of nectar fell upon four places—Haridwar, Prayagraj, Ujjain and Nashik—imbuing these places with special powers. Here’s our list of the sights and experiences you shouldn’t miss, so your visit to the Ardh Kumbh Mela is even more special.
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December - January 2019