Get ready for a once-in-a-lifetime experience at the Kumbh Fair 2019 in Allahabad. Witness the world’s biggest gathering at the confluence of the Ganges, Yamuna and Sarasvati Rivers, and soak in the views of the most colorful sight as hundreds of Hindu saints make their way to the sacred river for the Holy Bath (Snan). Also, pay a call to the famous Golden Triangle Tourist Circuit of India and explore Eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites, along with other famous attractions and discover India like never before.
On arrival at New Delhi airport, Our GeTS Holidays representative will meet you at the Airport and transfer you to your pre-booked hotel. Relax and enjoy a day of leisure.
Overnight stay in Delhi.
After breakfast, get ready for Delhi sightseeing tour. You’ll first go for Old Delhi sightseeing, starting with Jama Masjid, the country's largest mosque, built in 1656. The mosque's courtyard is capable of holding 25,000 devotees at once. Next, visit Old Delhi’s oldest and biggest market Chandni Chowk. Later, enjoy a rickshaw ride from Fatehpuri Masjid to the impressive red sandstone monument - Red Fort (UNESCO World Heritage Site). Then, you will be driven towards Raj Ghat, the cremation site of Mahatma Gandhi - the Father of the Nation.
Afterward, proceed to Humayun’s Tomb (UNESCO World Heritage Site) an early example of Mughal architecture in India that was built in the year 1565. Humayun's Tomb is often said to be the inspiration behind the Taj Mahal. Later, head for New Delhi sightseeing tour and drive past the Rashtrapati Bhawan (President’s House), Parliament House, and India Gate - a war memorial constructed in memory of 70,000 Indian soldiers who fought in the WW-I. Lastly, visit Qutub Minar (UNESCO World Heritage Site), a soaring tower of victory. Its construction was commenced in 1193 under the supervision of Islamic ruler Qutub-ud-din-Aibak, immediately after the defeat of the last Hindu Kingdom in Delhi. The marble and red sandstone built structure is nearly 73 meters tall and tapers from a 15-meter-diameter base to just 2.5 meters at the top. Overnight in Delhi.
Note: Some of the Monuments remain closed on Mondays in Delhi.
DELHI - ALLAHABAD (BY TRAIN / FLIGHT)
After breakfast, check-out from the hotel for your transfer to railway station/airport to board your train/ flight for Allahabad. Upon arrival at Allahabad railway station/airport, you will be transferred to your accommodation. Check-in at the tent located near the fair ground where the Ardh Kumbh will take place. Immerse yourself in the beautiful conglomeration of faith, spirituality, and colors. You will be provided all meals during the stay.
In the evening you can take part in Yoga/ Bhajan activities, if time permits.
Overnight at hotel.
After breakfast, set off for a guided tour of Kumbh Fair. You will visit the Ghat where the Holy Bathing rituals of the Monks (Sadhus) takes place. Don't forget to capture some amazing photographs of the event.
The Bathing ritual or the "Snan" is the holy bath taken by the Saints from different Akhadas (religious groups) in the sacred river. According to the rituals, the common people can only take a bath in the river, after the Saints have taken a dip. Witness the colorful procession of thousands of saints making their way to the ghat. The devotees wake up as early as 3 AM to queue up for their morning bath and wait until the sadhus have taken their holy bath. The moments of the Snan are definitely worth capturing.
Later, you can spend your day admiring the different activities on the banks of the Ganges.
Lunch and Dinner at the Tent (All vegetarian).
Overnight in Allahabad.
ALLAHABAD After breakfast, get ready for a guided tour of the Kumbh Mela fair ground. Visit the Akhadas with your guide and witness the saints of different Hindu sects who come out in the public only during this world's largest religious gathering in Allahabad. Observe and interact with them. You can witness various rituals take place and capture some great moments.
In the evening, return to the tent.
Overnight in Allahabad.
ALLAHABAD - AGRA (BY TRAIN)
After breakfast, as per your time, check-out from the tent and meet our representative. You will be then driven to the Allahabad railway station to board your train to Agra. Arrive at Agra railway station and get transferred to the hotel. Check into hotel and relax.
Overnight stay in Agra.
AGRA SIGHTSEEING - FATEHPUR SIKRI - JAIPUR
After breakfast, get ready for Agra sightseeing tour. The city of Agra is home to Taj Mahal - a UNESCO World Heritage Site and perhaps the world’s most photographed monument. Pay a visit to this beautiful edifice, commissioned in the 17th century by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan as a tomb for his departed wife. It is a world-renowned icon and symbol of eternal love. Then, visit the massive Agra Fort, a historical red sandstone fort and a declared UNESCO World Heritage Site, that reflects a perfect fusion of the Hindu and Central Asian architectural styles with massive courtyards, mosques & private chambers.
Later, you’ll be transferred to Jaipur via Fatehpur Sikri (UNESCO World Heritage Site). Built in the 16th century, this ancient fortified city was once the capital of the Mughal Empire. The complex includes Diwan-i-Khas building, which has a beautifully carved pillar at its centre, the Panch Mahal palace and other important buildings and structures. Continue drive to Jaipur. Upon arrival, check into your hotel and relax.
Overnight in Jaipur.
Morning after breakfast, set off for a day of exploration in Jaipur and ride to the top of the hilltop fortress and UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Amber Fort on an elephant’s back. Get to know the dramatic grandeur of the fort perched on the Aravali Hills and surrounded by fortified battlements. Then, pay a visit to the Hawa Mahal or Palace of the Winds, a five-storied structure featuring 953 small windows called jharokhas decorated with intricate latticework. Using red and pink sandstone, the towering structure resembles a honeycomb and was initially built to allow the royal ladies to peer down without being seen. Next, visit the City Palace. Built in the 18th century, the City Palace is a perfect exemplar of the Rajasthani and Mughal architectural styles with fortified walls built for protection from the invading armies. Also, visit the Jantar Mantar Observatory (UNESCO World Heritage Site), an astronomical site which was built by Maharaja Jai Singh II of Jaipur in the 18th century with 13 architectural astronomy instruments.
Overnight in Jaipur.
JAIPUR - DELHI (5 HOURS DRIVE)
After breakfast, check-out from hotel and drive to Delhi airport to board your flight to further destination.
**Based on 02 people, sharing a double room, in 3-star hotels
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Note : Visit to Kumbh Mela during Royal bath (Shahi Snan) will cost additional