Enjoy Kumbh Mela in luxury with The Ultimate Travelling Camp
January 4, 2019: India’s biggest religious festival, Kumbh Mela, is known as the largest peaceful congregation of pilgrims on earth and recognised by UNESCO as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. This cultural extravaganza is celebrated at four different cities in India, is held every three years, and draws throngs of devotees seeking spirituality and nirvana, bathing at sacred rivers to purify their sins.
The Allahabad Kumbh Mela scheduled to begin in January 2019 will be held at the confluence of the Ganga, Yamuna, and Sarasvati rivers. Hindu holy men with dreadlocks and smoking from their chillums (pipes) or practising complex asanas are sights that greet you here. Incense and flower fragrances intersperse with the holy smoke from havan kunds (fire places), while vedic hymns, mantras, the blare of conchs and the ring of holy bells vibrate the environs.
If you wish to travel to the Mela, and still have all your creature comforts unlike the sadhus, then The Ultimate Travelling Camp (TUTC) will soon be traversing to the holy land to launch the ‘Sangam Nivas’ Camp. Positioned at the highest point of the Kumbh Mela, Sangam Nivas is on a hillock overlooking the confluence of the three rivers. The camp is at a one hour driving distance from the Allahabad airport, five hours from Lucknow and three hours from Varanasi.
Choose from spacious 17 Luxury tents and 27 Super Luxury Deluxe tents equipped with modern amenities and ornate furnishings. The Sangam Nivas Camp offers unlimited Wi-Fi at the Reception Tent, 24/7 security and paramedic on site, 24/7 electricity, the library at Reception Tent, Wellness Center for rejuvenation and Temple for the evening aartis (prayer). Each tent has an ensuite bathroom with access to 24 hours running hot and cold water. One can choose from a one-night to a five-night itinerary with four packages available.
The camp has weaved in exclusive activities. Visit the various Akharas to get comprehensive view on the ideology and philosophy of different sects of Hinduism; partake in morning Yoga and Meditation classes; visit the Kumbh Mela on an early morning boat cruise; interact with Sadhus and Seers to understand the true essence of tapasya and self-sacrifice to attain self-realization; or capture the mystical milieu of humankind and faith on camera as part their photography excursions.
Guests at TUTC will be treated to unique culinary experience where vegetarian, including ‘satvik’ food, freshly baked breads, pies and cookies will be prepared. Sangam Nivas will be operational from January 10 to March 6, 2019.
To get more information on their various packages or to book your camp, visit the TUTC website.