Ardh Kumbh Mela, one of the largest religious events in India holds great importance for Hindus. Echoes of prayer chants by sadhus, a buzzing ambience and millions of people gathering to take a dip in the holy water is what this mela looks like.
Ardh Kumbh Mela 2019 in Prayagraj, other than its impressive number of facilities for public convenience will also showcase a lot more, promising a great time to the tourists.
Here are the top 5 major attractions that one shouldn’t miss while here:
Beginning the Ardh Kumbh Mela on a magnificent note, a grand procession known as Peshwai (Praveshai) is carried out in the city. The Mela grounds witness pilgrims, sadhus and monks from all over the world riding horses, elephants and carriages with bands in the trail.
Ardh Kumbh Mela 2019 will have around five cultural pandals which will showcase a range of performances including music and folk dances.
Must-know: Ganga pandal will be the main spot where all the main events will be hosted.
While here, taking the tourist walk can be an enlightening experience. The trail starts from Shankar Viman Mandapam.
Stop 1 – Bade Hanumanji Temple
Stop 2 – Patalpuri Mandir
Stop 3 – Akshayavat
Stop 4 – Allahabad Fort
Stop 5 – Ram Ghat
Laser Light Show
Pilgrims must attend the laser light and sound show during the Ardh Kumbh Mela 2019. This show is the brainchild of the UP State Government and will be held at the Prayagraj Fort Wall. With this initiative, the government aims to improve tourism.
The event will feature more than 25 thematic gates along the roads connecting to the Mela grounds and also at the entrance gates leading to different zones in the Mela area. These gates are precisely made displaying the local culture and heritage.
For the entire duration of Kumbh Mela 2019, the Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) will offer cruise services near Sangam Ghat. This journey will begin from Sujawan Ghat to Rail Bridge and then further from Boat Club Ghat to Saraswati Ghat, finishing at the Kila Ghat. There will also be five terminals on this 20-km long route featuring Ganga and Yamuna rivers.
So, if you are visiting the Kumbh Mela, don’t forget to add the above attractions to your itinerary.