Kumbh Mela 2013, Date, Schedule, Place, How to Reach

Kumbh Mela 2013: Uttar Pradesh Govt. begins its preparations for upcoming mammoth religious congregation of Kumbh Mela 2013 in Allahabad. The government has estimated expenditure of Rs 669 crore on various development works relating to Kumbh Mela due from January 27 to February 25, 2013. State chief secretary Jawed Usmani reviewed the preparedness of various departments, while underlining the priority of the government towards orderly conduct of the mega event. While Kumbh Mela is held every 12th year, Ardha Kumbh Mela is held every 6th year and Magh Mela is the annual version of Kumbh. The last Kumbh Mela was held in 2001. Kumbh Mela is celebrated every six years at Haridwar and Allahabad, the Purna (complete) Kumbh takes place every twelve years,at four places Allahabad, Haridwar, Ujjain, and Nashik). The Maha (great) Kumbh Mela which comes after 12 'Purna Kumbh Melas', or 144 years, is held at Allahabad. According to the Mela Administration's estimates, around 70 million people participated in the 45-day Ardh Kumbh Mela in Allahabad, in 2007. 
Kumbh Mela 2013 Date: Upcoming Kumbh Mela festivals will be held in Allahabad in 2013 (January 27th to February 25th, 2013).
Upon consulting the Astrologers the main bathing dates for Kumbh Mela 2013 in Allahabad (Prayag) are listed below :
Kumbh Mela 2013 Schedule: Main Bathing Dates as per for Allahabad Kumbh Mela 2013 as per Initial report from various sources are listed below which will be updated if any changes occurs as per astrology and religious beliefs.
27th Jan  2013:  Paush Purnima
06th Feb 2013:  Ekadashi Snan
10th Feb 2013:  Mauni Amavasya Snan
15th Feb 2013:  Basant Panchami Snan
17th Feb 2013:  Rath Saptami Snan
18th Feb 2013:  Bhisma Ekadashi Snan
25th Feb 2013:  Maghi Purnima Snan
How to Reach Kumbh Mela 2013, Allahabad:  
How to Reach Kumbh Mela By Air: Allahabad is served by the Allahabad Airport (Bamrauli Air Force Base) and is linked to Delhi and Kolkata by JetLite and Air India Regional. Other larger airports in the vicinity are at Varanasi (Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport 125 km) and Lucknow (Amausi International Airport 238 km).
How to Reach Kumbh Mela By Rail: Allahabad is the headquarters of the North Central Railway Zone, and is well connected by trains with all major cities in India.
How to Reach Kumbh Mela By Road: NH2 runs through the middle of the city. NH96 connects to NH28 at Faizabad. Another is NH27 which starts from Allahabad and ends at Mangawan in Madhya Pradesh connecting to NH7. There are other state highways that link Allahabad to all other parts of the country.


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