Did you know that the Kumbh Mela is the largest human gathering in the world? It is also the largest peaceful human gathering, and reportedly, one that can be seen from space. The Kumbh Mela is primarily a Hindu gathering but which has lately seen a lot of participation from people from different parts of the world. Held every third year at one of the four major venues – Haridwar, Allahabad, Nasik and Ujjain – the Kumbh Mela is one event that everyone must visit at least once. If you are fascinated with the Kumbh Mela enough to want to participate in it this year, check out this quick guide to the 2016 Ujjain Kumbh Mela
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Ujjain, an important city in Madhya Pradesh both culturally and historically, will be the host for the Kumbh Mela this year. Believed to be one of the sacred cities of India, Ujjain will be hosting the Kumbh Mela after 13 years, according to the rotational process used for the mela. The Kumbh Mela, no matter where it is held, attracts countless people from all across the world. The air hums with anticipation, spirituality and excitement. The 2016 Ujjain Kumbh Mela started on the 22nd of April and will go on till the 21st of May. If you are planning a visit to the mela, make sure you book your Ujjain hotel well in advance. Alternatively, you can check out the Travelguru exclusive Kumbh Mela offer and get the best deals on hotels in Ujjain.
The attraction of the Ujjain Kumbh Mela will be taking a dip in the holy river Shipra, which is believed to wash away all your sins. After this ritual bath, you can worship by the banks of the river and soak up the spiritual vibes and discourses of the sadhus present there. All in all, the Kumbh Mela is an excellent way to understand and bask in the rich culture of the country and explore a fascinating place while at it!
Book hotels in Ujjain with the Ujjain Kumbh Mela deals available on Travelguru and start planning the trip of a lifetime! Rest assured, you will be bringing back home tons of memories and experiences that you will never forget.