Kumbha Mela Travel Packages – MahaKumbha Haridwar 2010 Packages



Mahakumbh ‘2010- Haridwar

Kumbha Mela Packages

The biggest religious ceremony in the world, known as “Maha Kumbh Mela” (Great Festival of Urn), will take place in Haridwar 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. Kumbh Mela literally means festival of the pot or a festival celebrating the appearance of the pot of nectar. During the festival, Hindus consider Haridwar 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 Haridwar Mahakumbh are:

January 14, 2010 (Thursday) Makar Sankranti Snan First Snan (bath)

January 15, 2010 (Friday) Mauni Amavasya and Surya Grahan (Solar Eclipse) Second Snan (bath)

January 20, 2010 (Wednesday) Basant Panchmi Snan Third Snan (bath)

January 30, 2010 (Saturday) Magh Purnima Snan Fourth Snan (bath)

February 12, 2010 (Friday) Maha Shivratri ratham Shahi Snan (First Royal Bath)

March 15, 2010 (Monday) Somvati Amavasya  Dvitya Shahi Snan (Second Royal Bath)

March 16, (Tuesday) Nvasamvatsar Snan Fifth Snan (bath)

March 24, 2010 (Wednesday) Rama Navami Sixth Snan (bath)

March 30, 2010 (Tuesday) Chaitra Purnima/Vasishnav Akhara Snan Seventh Snan (bath)

April 14, 2010 (Wednesday) Baisakhi Pramukh Shahi Snan (Main Royal Bath)

April 28, 2010 (Wednesday) Vaishakh Adimasaha Purnima Snan for the Vairagis/Bairagis (Fourth Royal Bath)

Accommodation during Mahakumbh 2010

Leisure Hotels will be making special arrangements to provide comfortable stay and quality experience to the visitors during the Maha Kumbh 2010 in Haridwar. Apart from its Heritage Hotel- Haveli Hari Ganga, forthcoming hotel – Tehri House and a small private property – Seth House (operational only during Mahakumbh), Leisure Hotels will provide 100 Cottage Camps – The Mahakumbh Camp. Our similar efforts of providing deluxe tents at Mahakumbh Allahabad in 2001 were appreciated worldwide and further The Chardham Camps in Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath have become synonymous with the best hospitality experience at these famous destinations among religious tourists. Some of the major highlights of The Camp would be:-

  • Accommodation in spacious fully furnished All-Weather Luxury Tents
  • Attached Baths and Toilets with running Hot & Cold water
  • Multi-cuisine Pure Vegetarian Satvik dining facilities offering International (Continental & Chinese) and regional Indian cuisines
  • Ayurvedic massages & Spa Centre
  • Hot Water Bottles as sun down service
  • First aid at The Camp with Oxygen cylinders
  • Well structured Activity Blocks at The Camp for:

a-      Aarti

b-      Religious discourses

c-      Yoga lessons

d-      Srimad Bhagwat Katha Path

e-      Meditation

  • Media and Utilities Center at The Camp with STD / ISD calling facilities
  • Private Bathing Ghat (at Lahore House), exclusively for The Camp guests
  • Thatched roof Reception with Safety Vault for valuables
  • 24 X 7 Tea Lounge

JUST NOT AN ACCOMODATION

At “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 with a variety of activities to choose from.

Special Offers ** – The Mahakumbh Camp, Haridwar

Tent Type

13th Jan’2010-14th April’2010

(Not valid during bathing dates*)

No. of Pax

Plan

Deluxe

INR 7000

2

APAI

Superior

INR 8500

2

APAI

* Supplement of INR 1500 per night will be applicable on Jan’10 (14th – 17th, 20th, 30th and 31st) Feb’10 (12th, 13th, 14th) Mar’10 (13th, 14th, 15th 16th, 24th, 29th &30th) April’10 (9th -15th)

Safari Supplement – Rajaji National Park: INR 2500 per 4WD Jeep (max 4 pax)

Escort / Guide Supplements – INR 1500 per day (max 4 pax)

The Special Offer includes:

  • Traditional Tika Welcome with Wet Towel and Welcome Drink
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner with unlimited Tea Coffee in the Lounge
  • Escorted walks twice during day to the special events of Maha Kumbh
  • Guided visits to the shrine
  • Escorted walk to the exclusive private bathing ghat for The Camp guests
  • Enchanting Cultural Evenings with Folk Dances
  • Bhajan and Kirtan every day
  • Special arrangement to organize private Srimad Bhagwat Katha

** Terms & Conditions Apply



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