Kumbh Mela Nasik

"kumbh mela" is a mass Hindu pilgrimage of faith in which Hindus gather to bathe in a sacred river. It is considered to be largest peaceful gathering in the world with over 100 million people visiting during the Maha Kumbh Mela in 2013. It is held every third year at one of the four places by rotation: Haridwar, Allahabad,Nashik and Ujjain.
Thus the Kumbh Mela is held at each of these four places every twelfth year. Ardha ("Half") Kumbh Mela is held at only two places, Haridwar and Allahabad, every sixth year.
The rivers at these four places are: the Ganges (Ganga) at Haridwar, the confluence (Sangam) of the Ganges and the Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati at Allahabad, the Godawari at Nashik, and the Shipra at Ujjain.

The Purna Kumbha Mela will be held in Nasik (Maharastra) from 14th August to 25th September 2015.

Nashik is a city in western India located in the north-west of Maharashtra, 171 km from Mumbai on the banks of the Godavari River, the holy river which flows through old Nashik. The Godavari River flows through Nashik from its source, which lies to the southwest of the city, in Trimbakeshwar.
There are 14 Akhadas, of which 11 belong to the Shaiva sect (of the 11 Shaiva Akhadasa, one—Bhudada Akhada—is defunct, while 10 are active) and 3 to the Vaishnava sect. The Shaiva Akhadas take a holy dip at Kushavart in Trimbakeshwar, about 30 km from Nashik. The Vaishnav Akhadas perform rituals at Ramkund in Godavari and stay at Tapovan.[ The Vaishnava Akhadas have Khalsas (religious groups headed by Mahantas attached with Akhadas) attached with them. Both Shaiva and Vaishnava Sadhus used to take the holy dip in Trimbakeshwar, until 1838, when a clash between them led to bloodshed and the Peshwa ruler requested Shaiva sadhus to perform rituals at Trimbakeshwar and Vaishnavs to move downstream to Ramakunda in Nasik.

“The Royal Heritage Camps” will have 60 Luxury, Deluxe and Dormitory Tents.

Facilities:

  • Accommodation in spacious weather proof luxury-tents
  • Attached baths and toilets with running Hot & Cold water
  • Luxury tents with wooden floor shower cubicles water heaters
  • Deluxe tents with running hot and cold water and room heaters
  • Multi cuisine vegetarian dining facilities offering a mix of cuisines international and Indian continental, Chinese
  • Hot water bottles on demand
  • Business centre with STD / ISD calling facilities at the camps
Important Dates during kumbh 2015
  • 14th July 2015 Tuesday Flag Hoisting of Main Ceremony at Ram kunda
  • 14th August 2015 Friday Flag Hoisting of the Akharas at Sadhu Gram
  • 26th August 2015 Wednesday Ekadashi Snan
  • 29th August 2015 Saturday (Raksha Bandhan) Purnima First Shahi Snan
  • 13th September 2015 Sunday Amavasya Second Shahi Snan
  • 18th September 2015 Friday Rishi Panchmi Third Shahi Snan
  • 25th September 2015 Friday Dwadashi Snan
One should stay atleat 4 Days to experience Kumbh, Visit various Akharas ( Camps of Saints) , Temples, Do Pooja, Snan (Holy Dip) and take part in Aarti and see Old Town of Nasik.

Rates

The special packages for Kumbh Mela 2015 are:
  • AC Luxury Tents : US$ 600 AP per Tent per Day on double occupancy.
  • AC Deluxe Tents: US$ 400 AP per Tent per Day on double occupancy.
  • NON AC Deluxe Tents: US$ 250 AP per Tent per Day on double occupancy.
  • NON AC Deluxe Tents : US$ 90 AP per person per day on quadruple sharing.
  • Dormitory Tents: US$ 70 AP per person per day on twin sharing.
The cost includes:
  • Traditional Welcome with aarti tika and garlanding
  • Welcome Drink on arrival
  • Two Bottles of mineral water per day per tent.
  • Pure Vegetarian Multi Cuisine Meals
  • Folk Entertainment /Music
  • Bhajan and Kirtan everyday
  • Morning Yoga Class