What is Kumbh Mela ?
Kumbh is a religious Hindu festival where millions of devotees from all around the world gather to bathe in the sacred river. It is the largest gathering of pilgrims on the earth. Sadhus, Saints, Ascetics, and various other groups of people come together to celebrate the religious festival. It is believed that one who takes a dip in the waters of the holy rivers attains moksha. It drives away all their sins and they are blessed by the divine.
So, my 2018 wasn't good to me because I didn't get to travel anywhere. 2019 arrived, I didn't wanted it to be the same ! And the plan of visiting Kumbh mela striked me from nowhere. Bammm !! Tickets booked, rooms booked..all set to go.
Reached Prayagraj at 13:00 hrs. Took an auto-rickshaw and headed straight to kumbh canvas in the tent city. I booked a tent via kumbh mela's official website. It was a 4 bed dormitory. I would rate the stay 6/10.
After relaxing for a bit I went on to explore the fair. The fair is spread out in a vast area on the both sides of the river so, you really have to walk a lot. The more you walk the more new things you get to see. You will find no. of culutral activities and folk shows in the entire mela. Naga sadhus and different types of akhada should not be missed.