Kumbh Mela 2019 Allahabad - Dates, Significance, & How to Reach

Kumbh Mela is held every three years at one of the four locations Allahabad, Nasik, Haridwar, and Ujjain. Kumbh Mela 2019 in Allahabad starts 15 January.

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Kumbh Mela 2019 is going to be held in Allahabad. The place has a special mythological significance. The gathering includes many rituals including royal bath at the Triveni Sangam. The pilgrims also worship on the banks of the holy river. Check Online Travel Offers for booking to Allahabad Kumbh Mela 2019.

About Kumbh Mela

Kumbh Mela is recognized by UNESCO as intangible cultural heritage. Taking a dip in the holy water is believed to take a person one step closer to Moksha. The Ardh Kumbh is held every six years while the purna Kumbh Mela takes place every twelve years. The Maha Kumbh Mela is held after 144 years. This time the participation of around 80 to 90 million devotees is estimated for Kumbh Mela. Our article on IRCTC Tour Packages is a must read for all the travel enthusiasts.

Kumbh Mela 2019

In a battle between gods & demons, the much sought after nectar fell on the rivers of Allahabad, Haridwar, Nasik, and Ujjain. This is the reason why the auspicious gathering “Kumbh Mela” is held at these four places. The Kumbh Mela continues for almost 2 months you get 48 auspicious days to bathe at the sacred rivers. Kumbh Mela is the world's largest gathering of its type.

Kumbh Mela 2019 Dates

The dates of Maha Kumbh are determined in accordance with the planetary positions. This year, it is returning to Allahabad. The Allahabad Kumbh Mela 2019 date is from January 15th to March 4th in Allahabad. Triveni Sangam in Allahabad where the holy Ganga, Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati meet to become one. Here are the important dates of the famous event. Check the schedule of Kumbh Mela 2019 and plan your trip accordingly.  

Important Dates of Kumbh Mela 2019


Makar Sankranti

15 January

Paush Purnima

21 January

Mauni Amavasya

04 Feb

Basant Panchami

10 Feb

Maghi Purnima

19 Feb


04 March

How to Reach Allahabad/Prayag for Kumbh Mela 2019

The Prayag Ghat station is within walking distance of the holy Sangam. During the famous fair, temporary railway stations are also set up to aid the pilgrims. The railways will run 800 Kumbh Meal special trains for tourist participation in addition to the regular trains.

Allahabad is well connected with various modes of transport including train, Air, and road. During the duration of Kumbh Mela, Allahabad Airport sees flights from many airline services. The Airlines have announced a number of non-stop flights and you can book Kumbh Mela flight tickets to Ahmedabad. The fares can jump around important Kumbh dates, so it is better to book in advance.

The road connectivity is great from Delhi, Agra, Kanpur, Varanasi, Patna, & Kolkata. Allahabad has multiple bus stands which offer decent road connectivity. You can also buy three, four, five, and six days Kumbh Mela packages online.

Significance of Kumbh Mela 2019

The Mela is going to be spread over an area of 45 Km. The 2019 Kumbh Mela starts on January 15 which will be the first bathing day. During the duration of Kumbh, temporary shelters are set up on the fairgrounds. Book your stay in advance as the hotels are heavily crowded due to a large number of devotees. Kumbh Mela is a sight to relish where millions of people gather to take a dip in the holy water.

Tourist Attractions to Visit Dusing Allahabad Kumbh Mela 2019

  • Hanuman Temple: The temple is very close to the Sangam and the fort of Prayag. One can see all three things together. After taking a dip in Sangam, Hanuman Temple is a must visit.
  • Ashoka Pillar: The Pillar built by Mughal Emperor Asoka is located in the Allahabad Fort. The pillar constructed at the confluence of the rivers Ganges and Yamuna is one of the most attractions of Allahabad.
  • Swaraj Bhawan: Swaraj Bhawan displays the Indian nationalist movement and British colonial lifestyle. The building once served as the headquarters of the Congress committee.

Allahabad has innumerable hotels, guest houses, dharamshalas and camps to offer a comforting stay to the travelers. The tents are an obvious choice to stay because of the location.