The unusual India, on the occasion of the Kumbh Mela festival: a unique experience to deeply know a culture completely different from ours.

The unusual India, on the occasion of the Kumbh Mela festival: a unique experience to deeply know a culture completely different from ours.

Festival & Eventi India Kumbh Mela

Whether it is your first trip to India, or, more likely, the ideal completion of your journey to the Indian subcontinent, we would like to highlight that visiting India on this planetary event will undoubtedly give you strong emotions. The beautiful ritual of the gestures and the simplicity of the pilgrims are an integral part of the unique charm of the event. For those who missed the newsletter last month, remember that The Kumbh Mela is the most important gathering in the life of the Sadhu.

It is held in Allahabad, Ujjain, Hardwar and Nasik, in a 12-year cycle, alternating cities so that every three years a Kumbh Mela takes place. The 12-year cycle is related to the movement of Jupiter through the zodiac; when Jupiter enters Aquarius (Kumbha) it is the right moment; its exact date is determined by the lunar cycles but the final decision is taken by the Naga Baba and in particular by the Juna Akhara. Our historic partner Cox & King for this occasion provides interesting stays at a jewel of hospitality:

The Ultimate Traveling Camp of Sangam Nivas has a stay specifically dedicated to guests oriented to spirituality and inner well-being, which touches all the holistic aspects of Indian philosophy and mythology. A multisensory journey in the heart of the Kumbh Mela unprecedented. Guests can choose from the 17 spaciously furnished luxury tents and 27 Super Deluxe tents equipped with all modern comforts.

The camp offers a network of exclusive activities specifically designed to better enjoy the Kumbh Mela experience through morning Yoga and Meditation classes, morning cruises to admire devotees on the banks of the river, perform their ablutions and offer prayers to the deities with hymns and mantras sung in unison, consultations with an astrologer, spiritual sessions and simple, unique culinary experiences enjoying a predominantly vegetarian cuisine including satirk recipes, accompanied by freshly baked bread, cakes and biscuits prepared by the chefs.

The Ultimate Traveling Sangam Nivas Camp will be operational from January 10th to March 6th 2019.


For a surviving experience of the sacred

For a surviving experience of the sacred

India Kumbh Mela

The Kumbh Mela is undoubtedly the largest religious and cultural event in India and the entire planet.

For those who love India and spirituality it is an indispensable event. An opportunity to admire a human multitude that has no equal, a whirl of faces and colors, the crowd that throws itself into the sacred waters in an atmosphere permeated by a profound spirituality. It lasts 55 days, occupies an area of ​​20 square kilometers, is held every three years in rotation in the cities of Haridwar, Allahabad, Nashik and Ujjain, every twelve years instead takes place the Maha (big) Kumbh Mela, which leads to Allahabad up to one hundred million people.

The Kumbh Mela is a Hindu ritual pilgrimage, whose central element is the purifying bath which allows one to atone for all sins. Naturally, the event is an authentic concentration of faith and involves many activities where religion is the absolute protagonist.

The origins of Kumbh Mela are found in the Bhagavata Purana, one of the sacred texts of Hinduism.

According to historical reconstructions, the first editions of the event date back to the seventh century after Christ.

The start and end dates of the event are defined on the basis of a precise astrological calendar drawn from the sacred texts of Hinduism.

The Kumbh Mela provides a very specific ritual. The first to take a bath are the sadhus, followed by the gurus who are taken to the river by the disciples on colorful canopies. Finally it is up to all the other pilgrims.

The Kumbh Mela is an extraordinary event to be experienced at least once.

In 2019 Allahabad will host the next Ardh Kumbh, while at Haridwar it will be held in 2022.Haridwar is bathed by the Ganges, a sacred river par excellence. One of the most important moments of the event is the Peshwai Procession, or the procession of the holy men towards the waters of the river. During the Kumbh Mela, in addition to the ritual bath, there will be theological discussions, celebrations, devotional songs and much more, all in pure Indian style.Our historic partner Cox & King for this occasion provides interesting packages of 9 days, from January to March 2019, which touch the most significant cities of Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh and with extensions of a further 4 days in the Fablet Forest with the possibility to visit the parks of (Lucknow and Dudhwa National Park).The Kumbh Mela is undoubtedly the most extraordinary expression of the spirituality of India, a certain challenging event but worth participating at least once in a lifetime !!!