The most auspicious time in the Hindu calendar in six years is around the corner and the Ardh Kumbh is all set to take place between January 15 and March 4 2019. A dip in the holy waters at the confluence of Yamuna, Ganga and the mythical river of Saraswati is told to free one from their sins and the cycles of rebirth. According to mythology, in a war between gods and demons, a few drops of the nectar of immortality had fallen upon four places, namely, Prayagraj, Haridwar, Nashik and Ujjain, making them holy.
As millions of people are expected to gather in Pragyagraj for one of the largest congregations on earth, we bring some places and experiences which will make your visit even more memorable.
Triveni Sangam: Where the three rivers meet, Ganga, Yamuna and mythological Saraswati, take a dip for according to legend you will be eternally blessed by the Gods.
Allahabad Fort: Ashokan pillar from 232 BC is housed at this royal fort built by Emperor Akbar.
Holy Tree of Akshayavat: Mythology says that Lord Narayan had flooded the world when he was asked to prove his power, while one sacred fig tree stood firm and was visible above the water level; It is this tree.
ULTA QILA: An upside-down fort would be a fresh viewing for you. It is situated across the east bank of river Ganga.
Mutthi Ganj: Head over to Mutthi Ganj to have the best thalis in the area.