Read in Your Language : Russian Spanish French German Italian Portuguese Dutch
HomeTaj Mahal with Ardh Kumbha Special at Allahabad

Taj Mahal with Ardh Kumbha Special at Allahabad


Duration: 05 Nights - 06 Days

Destination Covered: Delhi - Jaipur- Agra- Ujjain – Indore - Mumbai Depature


Day 01 : Arrive Delhi

Lotus Temple

Arrive by International flight, after traditional 'Swagat' (Welcome) our representative would assist you at airport & transfer to hotel for check in.
Delhi is a bustling metropolis, which successfully combines in its folds the ancient with modern.Its strategic location was the prime reasons why successive dynasties chose it as their seat of power. In fact, more mythological cities are believed to be here, like the city of Indraprastha fromthe Hindu epicMahabharata, founded around 5000 BC. Numerous monuments were built over several centuries by different rulers like Qutub-ud-din Aibek, Alauddin Khilji, Tughlaks, Humayun & Shah Jahan, who built the Walled City Shah Jahanabad.
Later in first half of 20thcentury much of New Delhi was planned by Sir Edwin Lutyens, who laid out a grandiose central adm inistrative area as a testament to British rule in India. The division in walled city & New Delhi also marks the division in life styles.

Overnight Hotel - Delhi (B)


Day 02 : Delhi – Agra (210km – 3.5hr)

Today we take a guided tour of Old Delhi, the 17th century walled city of Shah Jahanabad, Visiting the great Jama Masjid, the principal mosque of Old Delhi. Built in the year 1656 AD by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, it is the largest & best known mosque in India. Later we walk down or take a rickshaw ride through Chandi Chowk, the old marketplace of Shah Jahanabad now a picturesque bazaar to reach Red Fort, built in the year 1648 by Shah Jehan.
In New Delhi, we visit Raj Ghat, memorial to the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi. It is a simple black marble platform that marks the spot of his cremation on 31 January 1948. Further we drive past India Gate, memorial built in the year 1931 to commemorate the Indian soldiers who died in the World War I & the Afghan Wars. The names of the soldiers who died in these wars are inscribed on the walls. President's House, the official residence of the President of India, built in the year 1931. Until 1950 it was known as Viceroy's House & served as the residence of the Governor-General of British India.
We will also visit Humayun's Tomb, memorial of Mughal Emperor Humayun, built in the year 1562. The complex is a World Heritage Site & the first example of this type of Mughal architecture in India. Qutub Minar, built in the year 1206 by Qutub-ud-din Aibek. It is the tallest (72m) brick minaret in the world, an important example of Indo-Islamic Architecture. Qutub Minar & its monuments are listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Later afternoon we will drive to Agra,
beautifully situated on the banks of river Yamuna. It achieved prominence as the capital of the Mughal Emperors from the year 1526 to 1628, remains major tourist destination because of its many splendid Mughal-era monuments, most notably the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort& Fatehpur Sikri, all three are UNESCO World Heritage sites.

Overnight Hotel - Agra (B)


Day 03 : Agra – Allahabad (By Overnight Train)

Today we visit Taj Mahal, symbol of eternal love, which stands on the banks of River Yamuna. It was built by the 5th Mughal Emperor, Shah Jahan in the year 1631 in memory of his wife, Mumtaz Mahal. It was completed in 22 years. Further we visit Agra Fort, taken over from the Lodhis by the Mughal Emperor Akbar in the late 16th century. The Fort can be more accurately described as a walled palatial city. It was built from red sandstone, often inlaid with white marble & intricate decorations. We will also visit Sikandara, Akbar's tomb. His son Jahangir completed the construction of the tomb in the year 1613.

Then we will check out the Akbar's Tomb, an excellent example of assimilation of different styles of architecture. The tomb carries the characteristic flavor of the airy tiered pavilions of the Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri. Halt. Than we move to the Itmud-Ud-Daulah-Tomb that is considered as the imminent precursor of the Taj Mahal as far as elaborate carvings and inlay work are concerned. The tomb marks a significant departure from the tombs of the Mughal dynasty built before its construction

Evening we will transfer you to Railway Station to board your train to Allahabad.

Overnight On Board


Day 04 : Arrive Allahabad

Allahabad Kumbh Mela

Morning we will arrive at Railway Station and transfer you to Luxury/deluxe Tent for check-in.
Allahabad or Prayag is also called the "Tirth Raj", the king of all pilgrimage centers. There are many references to Prayag or Allahabad in Indian epics, Vedas and Puranas. Allahabad stands at the confluence of the Ganga and Yamuna (two of India's holiest rivers) and Saraswati River (a mythical river which is not visible). The place where river Ganga and river Yamuna meet is called Sangam (union). Sangam is the venue of many sacred fairs and rituals, and attracts thousands of pilgrims throughout the year. The most important event at Prayag is the Kumbha Mela. Millions of people from all over India and the world gather at Prayag to take a holy dip at Sangam.

Overnight Luxury/Deluxe Tent - Allahabad (B, L, D)


Main Bathing Dates for Allahabad Ardh Kumbh Mela 2019

15 January 2019 : Makar Sankranti (1St shahi Snan)
21 January 2019 : Paush Purnima
04 February 2019 : Mauni Amavasya (Main Royal Bath-2nd shahi Snan)
10 February 2019 : Basant Panchami (3rd shahi Snan)
19 February 2019 : Maghi Purnima
04 March 2019 : Maha Shivratri


Day 05 : Allahabad Ardh Kumbh Mela (Participation in Kumbha with Sahi Snan / Holy Bath)

Morning see the Sangam (Meeting point) of the three rivers - Ganga, Yamuna & Saraswati. Here the Maha Kumbh Mela is held every 12 years which is a major Hindu festival. Sangam - Around 7 km from Civil Lines, overlooked by the eastern ramparts of the fort, wide flood plains and muddy banks protrude towards the sacred Sangam. At the point at which the brown Ganges meets the Greenish Yamuna, pandas (priests) perch on small platforms to perform puja and assist the devout in their ritual ablutions in the shallow waters. Beaches and ghats are littered with the shorn hair of pilgrims who come to offer pind for their deceased parents. Allahabad also hosts world famous Kumbh Mela once in a twelve year The observance of Maha Kumbh Mela has achieved international popularity as "The biggest act of faith." Millions of pilgrims come to participate in the holy event of Maha Kumbh with a tremendous faith. They have a "persistent trust in something sublime". The pilgrims come from all walks of life, with a belief that their sins will be washed off in the holy waters of the sacred river Ganges if they take a dip during the Kumbh but the actual and more science based reasons are different. It is actually the position of stars and constellations during the Kumbh that makes it significant to take a dip in the river at that time.

Later visit Allahabad Fort, Anand Bhawan and various other attractions of the town.

Overnight Luxury/Deluxe Tent - Allahabad (B, L, D)


Day 06 : Allahabad – Varanasi (130 km – 2.5 hr) - Delhi (By Evening Flight) & Departure

Today we drive to Varanasi to baord the flight for Delhi. Arrive Delhi and meet our representative at airport and board the next flight for onward destination with great memory of Kumbha Mela.


Our tour concludes: We thank you for your patronage & look forward to serve you again in near future.



Get a free quote
Travel Details (mandatory)
Your Name Your Email Your Country of Residence Your Phone Arrival Date
Tour Duration No. of Person(s) Destination Interested In Tour Pre-requisites Please mention your other travel requirements related to catering, accomodation and lifestyle needs.
It will help us to serve you better.
Specify Your Interest & Activities (optional)
Your Special Interests