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MAHA KUMBH MELA 2013 –Allahabad From 27th January 2013 to 25th February 2013 Kumbh Mela 2013 In 2013, from 27th January to 25th February, the banks of the Sangam will once again be the temporary homes of Sadhus, the guardians of the faith; Naga Babas, covering their naked bodies with ash; and Mahants, lured to come out of their hideouts in forests, mountains, and caves. It’s believed that bathing here will free one from all the past sins, thereby liberating him from the cycle of life and death.

Famous for its culture and contemporary heritage, the city of Allahabad will once again become a major attraction for foreigners willing to witness the greatest expression of Indian religion, and study and learn Indian culture as the roots of tradition and customs can be easily traced in this land of Triveni Sangam. In 2001 in this Mela nearly 60 million took a bath at Sangam. After 12 long years, the wait is finally over as the Maha Kumbh is once again back to where it belongs – Allahabad.

Important Bathing Date for Kumbh Mela 2013 Tour       

27th January (Sunday) - Paush Purnima 6th February (Wednesday) - Ekadashi Snan 10th February (Sunday) - Mauni Amavasya Snan (Main Bathing Day) 15th February (Friday) - Basant Panchami Snan 17th February (Sunday) - Rath Saptami Snan 18th February (Monday) - Bhisma Ekadashi Snan 25th February (Monday) - Maghi Purnima Snan

Kumbh Mela Tour Packages For the ease and comfort of pilgrims coming for Maha Kumbh Mela 2013 we at IJ Dream Vacation floating tour packages for various destinations.


Kumbh Mela 2013 with Golden Triangle Tour: Explore the diversity of India with its preserved heritage. Inspired by the vibrant culture of Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Delhi. Emerge with all your religious and spiritual senses awake to experience life in a new way.

Day 01

Arrive Delhi

Upon arrival, after clearing immigration and custom’s, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. (Hotel check in time is 1200 Hrs). Overnight at Hotel Day 02 Delhi / Jaipur (258 Kms / 05 Hrs & 30 Mins, approx) After breakfast drive to Jaipur , upon arrival check in at hotel (Hotel check in time is 1200 Hrs). Afternoon free for shopping and local market visit. Overnight at Hotel Day 03 Jaipur After breakfast, proceed to Amber fort the on Elephant back / Jeep (Subject to availability) Amber Fort: At a short distance of 11 kms, from Jaipur, the Amer Fort complex stands amidst wooded hills with its forbidding ramparts reflected in the still waters of the Maota Lake below.One of the finest examples of Rajput architecture, it was the ancient capital of the Kachhawah rulers. The original palace was built by Raja Man Singh and additions were made later by Sawai Jai Singh. Within the palace are the Diwan-e-Aam or the "Hall of Public Audience", the Diwan-e-Khas or the "Hall of Private Audience" and the Sukh Niws where a cool breeze blows across channels of water for the purpose of air-conditioning. Here are the private chambers of the queens with windows having latticed screens so that the ladies could watch the proceedings of the royal court inprivacy. There is also the Jai Mandir or the "Temple of Vicotry", with its famed Sheesh Mahal, the scintillating "Hall of Mirrors". Afternoon, visit Jaipur City : Hawa Mahal : Also known as the Palace of Winds was built in 1799 . It is a part of the City Palace and was commissioned by Sawai Pratap Singh. The Hawa Mahal was designed for the ladies of the royal household to watch the going on the street while themselves remaining hidden from public view. City Palace Museum - In the heart of the old city is former royal residence built in a blend of the Rajasthani and Mughal styles. A part of this palace is now a museum. The rest of the palace serves as the living quarters of the royal family of Jaipur. The palace also has an art gallery with an excellent collection of miniature paintings, carpets, royal paraphernalia and rare astronomical works. Jantar Mantar (Observatory) - A stone observatory,


known as Jantar Mantar, was built by Jai Singh II, a great astronomer. It is located near the City Palace. It is the largest and the best-preserved observatory of the lot. Astronomers could measure the positions of the stars and calculate eclipses. Overnight at Hotel Day 04 Jaipur / Agra (235 kms / 5 Hrs & 30 Mins, approx) After breakfast drive for Agra enroute visit Fatehpur Sikri: (ghost capital) The city is divided into religious and secular sections. The profusion of sculpture is breathtaking. Also, the white marble mosque in the secular section is incredible. It is a very sacred mosque and pilgrims from far and near arrives here to pay their respects. Upon arrival, check in to your hotel. Overnight at Hotel Day 05 Agra / Allahabad (Overnight Train) After breakfast Visit Taj Mahal :the most photographed monument in the world. At sunset visit the Taj Mahal to witness this spectacular monument built for love. Besides perfect symmetry in every aspect of its construction, the inlay work of semi precious stones into marble in pietra dura style is absolutely remarkable. (Taj Mahal is closed on Friday’s) Agra Fort : On the shores of River Yamuna, Emperor Akbar started a majestic fort, which gained Jehangir and Shah Jahan as its future benefactors who added rose-red sandstone and marble buildings to it respectively. Within 2.5- km-long and 20 feet high fortified wall. Evening transfer to railway station for train to Allahabad. Overnight at Train Day 06 Allahabad - Enjoy Auspicious Bathing Arrive at Allahabad Railway Station meet assistance and transfer to Hotel / Tent, afternoon free to enjoy Kumbh Fair and visit bathing area at Sangam. Overnight at Tent / Hotel

Day 07 Allahabad – Enjoy Auspicious Bathing After breakfast full day free for enjoy Kumbh Fair and Bathing area. Overnight at Tent / Hotel


Day 08 Allahabad / Varanasi (120 Kms / 03 Hrs Approx) Early Morning take bath in Sangam and return back to Tent / Hotel for breakfast, later drive to Varanasi, on arrival check in at hotel. Evening Boat ride at River Ganges to Witness evening Arti at Dashasumedh Ghat. Every evening at five, a magical aarti is performed at Dasashwamedh Ghat. To the chant of Sanskrit mantras, and the clash of cymbals and drums, the river is worshipped with flowers, incense, sandalwood, milk and vermilion. First the blazing camphor lamp and then the many- flamed aarti lamps are raised high and then arched back to the water, the dark river reflecting the golden flames as Ganga accepts the worship. Overnight at Hotel Day 09 Varanasi Early morning boat ride at river Ganges to witness morning rituals. Morning view on ghats is very attractive and locally known as “Subahe Banaras”. Return back to hotel and after breakfast go for half day city tour: Visit the city temples – the Durga temple, better known as the Monkey temple and the temple of Vishwanath (or Vesheshwar "Lord of the Universe") most sacred spots in the city. Visit Bharat Mata or Mother India Temple, Benares Hindu University. Sarnath: 10 kms from the centre of the city, Sarnath symbolises the birth of Buddhism. It was here that Lord Buddha revealed his doctrine and founded his monastic community. The Museum at Sarnath is amongst the most important in India and contains carvings representing a whole range of styles - Archaic, the covering work of sculptors from 3rd century B.C. to the 12th century A.D. Overnight at Hotel Day 10

Varanasi / Delhi (Flight) Delhi Departure After breakfast transfer to Airport for flight to Delhi, up on arrival meet assistant and transfer to International Airport for flight to onward destination. TOUR ENDS BUT MEMORIES REMAINS Note : To See more details about Kumbh Mela Allahabad – 2013 . Please visit our Website – http://www.kumbhmelatours.com


Kumbh Mela 2013 with Agra & Khajuraho Tours: 08 Nights / 09 Days Avail this package which comprises of combination of cities like Delhi-Agra-Jhansi-KhajurahoVaranasi-Allahabad-Delhi. Make the most of this tour with offers and benefits from IJ Dream Vacation Pvt. Ltd.

Day 01 Arrive Delhi Upon arrival, after clearing immigration you will be met and transferred to your hotel. (Hotel check in time is 1200 Hrs). Overnight at Hotel Day 02 Delhi / Agra (205 kms / 4 Hrs & 30 Mins, approx) After breakfast drive to Agra, on arrival check in at hotel. Afternoon visit Taj Mahal : Agra the city of the Taj Mahal,However, no matter how many pictures you have seen or no matter ho high your expectations are, the Taj never lets you down the unparalleled glory and beauty of the building surpasses beyond all human imaginations. At sunset visit the Taj Mahal to witness this spectacular monument built for love. Besides perfect symmetry in every aspect of its construction, the inlay work of semi precious stones into marble in pietra dura style is absolutely remarkable. (Taj Mahal is closed on Friday’s) Agra Fort : On the shores of River Yamuna, Emperor Akbar started a majestic fort, which gained Jehangir and Shah Jahan as its future benefactors who added rose-red sandstone and marble buildings to it respectively. Within 2.5- km-long and 20 feet high fortified wall. Overnight at Hotel Day 03

Agra / Jhansi ( Train) Jahnsi / Khajuraho (181 Kms / 4 Hours Apporx) After breakfast transfer to Railway station for train to Jhansi.Arrive at Jhansi Railway station meet assistant and drive to Khajuraho, check in at hotel. Afternoon visit Khajuraho City : The Eastern and Western Group Temples Founded in the 9th and 10th Century by the rulers of Chandela Dynasty, influenced by tantrism, in eroticism becomes a theme of philosophical interest and the aim is submlimation of sexual relationship in the sexual act or "Maithun", women being regarded as the incarnation of the divine energy or "Shakti". Itis also possible thatthe Khajuraho were influenced by "Kama Sutra".


Among the temples to visit is the Kandariya Mahadeo, Chaunsat Yogini, Chitragupta temple, adinath Temples ,Vishwanath temple, andvarious other temples. Evening witness Sound and Light Show in Khajuraho. Overnight at Hotel Day 04 Khajuraho / Varanasi (Flight) After breakfast transfer to Airport flight for Varanasi. On arrival at Varanasi Airport meet assistant and transfer to Hotel. Evening Boat ride at River Ganges to Witness evening Arti at Dashasumedh Ghat. Every evening at five, a magical aarti is performed at Dasashwamedh Ghat.The presiding priests stand on a wooden chauki in the water. To the chant of Sanskrit mantras, and the clash of cymbals and drums, the river is worshipped with flowers, incense, sandalwood, milk and vermilion. First the blazing camphor lamp and then the many- flamed aarti lamps are raised high and then arched back to the water, the dark river reflecting the golden flames as Ganga accepts the worship. Overnight at Hotel Day 05 Varanasi Early morning boat ride at river Ganges to witness morning rituals. Morning view on ghats is very attractive and locally known as “Subahe Banaras�. Return back to hotel and after breakfast go for half day city tour: The consists of visiting the city temples – the durga temple, better known as the Monkey temple on account of the large number of monkeys residing there and the temple of Vishwanath (or Vesheshwar "Lord of the Universe") are the most sacred spots in the city. Visit will also include Bharat Mata or Mother India Temple and the Benares Hindu University. Sarnath: 10 kms from the centre of the city, Sarnath symbolises the birth of Buddhism. It was here that Lord Buddha revealed his doctrine and founded his monastic community. The Museum at Sarnath is amongst the most important in India and contains carvings representing a whole range of styles - Archaic, the covering work of sculptors from 3rd century B.C. to the 12th century A.D. Overnight at Hotel Day 06 Varanasi / Allahabad After breakfast drive to Allahabad, on arrival transfer to Hotel / Tent, afternoon free to enjoy Kumbh Fair and visit bathing area at Sangam. Overnight at Tent / Hotel


Day 07 Allahabad – Enjoy Auspicious Bathing After breakfast full day free for enjoy Kumbh Fair and Bathing area. Overnight at Tent / Hotel

Day 08 Allahabad / Delhi (Train) After breakfast enjoy Kumbhu Fair, evening transfer to Railway station for train to Delhi. Overnight at Train

Day 09 Delhi Departure After breakfast transfer to International Airport flight for onward destinations.

TOUR ENDS BUT MEMORIES REMAINS Note : To See more details about Kumbh Mela Allahabad – 2013 . Please visit our Website – http://www.kumbhmelatours.com


Kumbh Mela 2013 with Nepal Tour: 09 Nights / 10 Days For great value vacations in India and Nepal we bring you such a unique and unforgettable experience. Discover this excitement that awaits you in Delhi-Allahabad-Varanasi-KathmanduPokhra-Nagarkot-Kathmandu-Delhi

Day 01 Arrive Delhi Upon arrival, after clearing immigration and custom’s, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. (Hotel check in time is 1200 Hrs). Overnight at Hotel Day 02 Delhi / Allahabad After breakfast, visit Old Delhi : An ancient walled city. Visit Red Fort, the most opulent Fort and Palace of the Mughal Empire: Jama Masjid – (Closed on Friday’s) It is the largest mosque in India. It was begun in 1644 and completed in 1658. There are two minarets (40m in height), four angle towers and three gateways. Built during the rule of Emperor Shah Jahan, the mosque is made of white marble and red stone. Rajghat :On the banks of the Yamuna, is the spot where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated following his assassination in 1948. Chandni Chowk : This shopping bazaar is the main street of Old Delhi. In spite of it being terribly crowded, irrespective of the time of the day or night, it is frequented by Indian and foreign tourists. (Chandni chowk market closed on Sunday’s) Afternoon visit New Delhi : This city designed and built by the British in the 1920's - a city of wide boulevards impressive Government buildings, and official building in Connaught Place area. India Gate : This arch of triumph bears the names of several thousands of Indians who lost their lives during first world war. Rashtrapati Bhavan : Opposite India Gate is the official residence of the President of India. The building exhibits Mughal as well as Western architectural style. Surrounded by huge gardens, this was completed in 1929. Qutub Minar : 73m in height, this tower in Delhi tapers from a diameter of 15m to 2.5m. There are five distinct storeys, each of which has a protruding balcony. Humayun's Tomb, 1564-1572 built by Haji Begum, the widow of the second Mughal Emperor, Humayun's, nine years after his death and took eight years to complete. It is designed by the Persian architect Misak Mirza Ghiyaz. Octagonal in shape, raised on a plinth, with double domes, high arches, laid in the centre of a large walled enclosure, the monument is an imposing structure. After sightseeing transfer to Railway Station for train to Allahabad. Overnight in Train


Day 03 Delhi / Allahabad On arrival meet assistance and transfer to Hotel. Afternoon free to enjoy Kumbh Fair and visit bathing area at Sangam.

Overnight at Tent / Hotel Day 04 Allahabad – Enjoy Auspicious Bathing After breakfast full day free for enjoy Kumbh Fair and Bathing area.

Overnight at Tent / Hotel Day 05 Allahabad / Varanasi After breakfast enjoy Kumbh Fair, afternoon drive to Varanasi. Evening Boat ride at River Ganges to Witness evening Arti at Dashasumedh Ghat. Every evening at five, a magical aarti is performed at Dasashwamedh Ghat. To the chant of Sanskrit mantras, and the clash of cymbals and drums, the river is worshipped with flowers, incense, sandalwood, milk and vermilion. First the blazing camphor lamp and then the many- flamed aarti lamps are raised high and then arched back to the water, the dark river reflecting the golden flames as Ganga accepts the worship. Overnight at Hotel

Day 06 Varanasi Early morning boat ride at river Ganges to witness morning rituals. Morning view on ghats is very attractive and locally known as “Subahe Banaras”. Return back to hotel and after breakfast go for half day city tour: Visit the city temples – the Durga temple, better known as the Monkey temple and temple of Vishwanath (or Vesheshwar "Lord of the Universe") Bharat Mata or Mother India Temple and the Benares Hindu University. Sarnath: 10 kms from the centre of the city, Sarnath symbolises the birth of Buddhism. It was here that Lord Buddha revealed his doctrine and founded his monastic community. The Museum contains carvings representing a whole range of styles - Archaic, the covering work of sculptors from 3rd century B.C. to the 12th century A.D. Overnight at Hotel


Day 07 Varanasi / Kathmandu Upon arrival meet assist and transfer to hotel Afternoon visit:-Kathmandu City :The temple of lord Shiva - Pashupatinath is a richly ornamented pagoda with two tiered golden roof and silver doors.Guheswari Temple: Its another historic and holy shrine dedicated to the goddess Guheswari, near Pashupatinath.Akash Bhairav Temple:The image of lord Akash Bhairav is displayed on the occasion of Indra Jatra, the festival of Indra, The rain God. Hanuman Dhoka (Durbar Square): Built between the 12th and the 18th centuries, this complex of palaces, courtyards and temples is the historic seat of royalty. It used to be the seat of ancient Malla kings of Kathmandu. The durbar Square, protected as a UNESCO World heritage site, epitomizes the religious and cultural life of the people. Other than a 17th - century stone inscription set into the wall of the palace with writings in 15 languages, interesting things to see here are: Taleju Temple (Built by King Mahendra Malla in 1549 A.D., Kal Bhairav, the god of Destruction Nautalle Darbar, Coronation Nasal Chowk, the Gaddi Baithak, the statue of king Pratap Malla, the big bell, big drum, the Jagannath Temple and three museums including the numismatic museum and the Tribhuvan Museum. Photography is prohibited inside the museums. Budhanikantha (Bhuijasi) Situated below the Shivapuri hills, Buddhanikantha is about 8 km north of Kathmandu. The hub of the temple complex is remarkable colossal statue of the hindu god Vishnu reclining on the coils of a cosmic serpent. This great stone figure is one of the masterpiece of stone sculptures of Lichchavi period, and is supposed to have been built in the fifth century. Overnight at Hotel Day 08 Kathmandu After breakfast full day visit of Pashpatinath,Bodhnath and Bhadgaon. Pashupatinath : Situated five kilometers east of Kathmandu on the bank of sacred Bagmati river, the temple of lord Shiva Pashupatinath with two tiered golden roof and silver doors is famous for its super architecture. It is a centre of annual pilgrimage on the day of Maha Shivratri. Bodhnath : The stupa of Bodhnath lies eight kilometers east of Kathmandu. This colossal and ancient stupa, one of the biggest in the world has the all seeing eyes of Lord Buddha. It was built by Lichchhavi king Mana dev in the fifth century A.D. it is built on an octagonal base inset with prayer wheels. Bhadgaon : Situated at an altitude of 140 lm, is a home of medieval art and architecture. The urban city covers an area of 4 square miles. Shaped like a conchshell, Bhadgaon means the city of devotees. Pottery and weaving are its traditional industries. Overnight at Hotel Day 09 Kathmandu / Pokhra After breakfast transfer to Airport for flight to Pokhra. On arrival meet assist and transfer to hotel. Pokhara is the second largest city of Nepal.


Evening, boating at Fewa lake for 1 hour.See peaks of (Fishtail) Machhapuchare, Annapurna 1,11,111, IV, Nil-giri, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu and many other. Overnight at Hotel Day 10 Pokhra / Nagarkot After breakfast - a half day tour of Pokhra ,visit lakeside village enjoy one of the most beautiful panoramas in the world made up by the Annapurna Himal, the majestic Machhapuchhare and other surrounding snow-capped peaks. After visit drive to Nagarkot On arrival check in at hotel. Overnight at Hotel Day 11 Nagarkot After breakfast visit Nagarkot, located 32 kilometers east of Kathmandu, is one of the most scenic spots in Bhaktapur district and is renowned for its spectacular sunrise view of the Himalayas. Nagarkot has become famous as one of the best spots to view Mount Everest as well as other snow-topped peaks of the Himalayan range.It also offers an excellent view of the Indrawati river valley to the east. With an elevation of 2,195 meters, Nagarkot also offers a panoramic view of the Valley and is described by visitors as a place whose beauty endures year round. Visitors visit Nagarkot in the spring when surrounding valleys break out in a rich kaleidoscope of different coloured flowers. Popular among the tourists for short treks and picnics. after visit return back to hotel. Overnight at Hotel Day 12 Nagarkot / Kathmandu / Delhi After breakfast drive to Kathmandu, on arrival transfer to Airport for flight to Delhi. Overnight at Hotel Day 13 Delhi Departure After breakfast drive to Delhi , on arrival transfer to Airport flight for onward destination.

TOUR ENDS BUT MEMORIES REMAINS

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