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Allahabad Kumbh Mela - when to go? Advice?

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Allahabad Kumbh Mela - when to go? Advice?

When I look up the Allahabad Kumbh Mela I see dates from Jan 15 - March 4. When is the best time within that to visit? Or is any day as good as any other?

Any general advice about getting there and back, staying safe, being respectful, etc?


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1. Re: Allahabad Kumbh Mela - when to go? Advice?

There are people who stay through out the mela from start to finish in Mela ground and do attend spiritual discourses. Few people go there on certain auspicious days in religious Hindu calender. On those dates there are big crowds to take holy dip.

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2. Re: Allahabad Kumbh Mela - when to go? Advice?

Hi, the entire Kumbh period is full of happenings but there are few dates which called Royal Bathing. On these dates, some special processions of Naga Sadus takes place. but crowd will be terrific during the time & you need minimum 4-5 days to attend any Royal bathing.

If you do't have enough time, you should plan for other dates. For more details about dates & accommodation options, you may have a look at thekumbhallahabad.com for accommodation options in Kumbh Mela at Allahabad in 2019.

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