Ardh Kumbh Mela 2019: Dates, Events & More

The largest religious gathering in the world, Kumbh Mela is the perfect opportunity to witness Indian culture and its centuries-old traditions.

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The usual Kumbh Mela is held after every 3 years; the semi Kumbh is held every 6 years in Haridwar and Allahabad (Prayag) while the Maha Kumbh Mela takes place every twelve years.

Program & Schedule For Ardh Kumbh Mela 2019:

The Kumbh Mela 2019 will be held at Prayagraj from January 15 to March 4, 2019.

As per estimates, more than 2 crore people are expected to bath on this occasion.

Bathing Dates:

Makar Sankranti –January 15, 2019
Paush Purnima –  January 21, 2019
Mauni Amavasya – February 4, 2019
Basant Panchami – February 10, 2019
Maghi Purnima – February 19, 2019
Maha Shivratri – March 04, 2019

Indian Railways Prepares for Kumbh Mela

Indian Railways is all set for Kumbh Mela 2019 in the city of Prayagraj. As a special case, railways has decided to allow 15 days advance booking of unreserved railway tickets from 12 stations lying in the Prayagraj region.

How to Reach by Train:

Prayagraj is the headquarters of the North-Central division of Indian railways and is very well connected to most major cities in India by train. Click here to book your train tickets to Kumbh Mela.

How to Reach by Bus:

Prayagraj falls on NH-2 that runs from Delhi to Kolkata and is part of the Golden Quadrilateral. The road connectivity from Delhi/Agra/Kanpur/Varanasi/Patna/Kolkata is great and the highway is smooth and very well maintained. Click here to book your bus tickets to Prayagraj.

Where to Stay:

With a large number of devotees arriving to attend Kumbh Mela, it is important to book your stay well in advance. Click here to get the best accommodation options near the Kumbh Mela.