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maha kumbh mela
Posted December 31st, 2012 - 1:41 am by from Milano, Italy (Permalink)
planning to go to Maha Kumbh Mela in Allahabad, either 14th till 18th february or about 24th-25th February
anybody has personal experience and suggestions for this festival?
any personal contact to religious organizations offering hospitality in tents?
anybody would join to rent a tent for 6 people with attached toilets (by ISkon)?
LAst but not least: how to reach from Trivandrum or Kochi?
I wouldn't mind going by train with a couple of nice stops-over... what trains/where to stop?


Posted December 31st, 2012 - 2:27 am by from Austin, United States (Permalink)

Delhi to Trivandrum
try makemytrip.com or yatra.com

Train - With stop overs - I took the train from bangalore, stop a few days and train to Trivandrum
I have also taken the train to chennai and bus to kanya kumari and bus to Trivandrum

Kumbh Mela too crowded

Happy Travels!

Posted December 31st, 2012 - 4:12 am by from Bangalore, India (Permalink)
NO experience as such, however I do plan to visit the mela this year.
There are many trains from Trivandrum, however the journey is very long. If thats ok, then go ahead. Otherwise, you can fly till delhi and then take a train from there onwards. Will be about overnight journey or less from Delhi.


Posted January 3rd, 2013 - 1:24 am by from Milano, Italy (Permalink)
keep in touch then, let's exchange infos and plans!
Should I go by train I would definetely have a break somewhere, eg in Goa... and where else?

Posted January 16th, 2013 - 10:52 am by from Bologna, Italy (Permalink)
ciao, siamo due ragazze e verremo in India dal 21 gennaio all'11 febbraio. In particolare saremo an Allahabad il 29 sera fino al 30. Se ti va possiamo organizzarci assieme. Tu pianifichi di andarci i giorni che hai scritto? mi puoi dire come potremmo fare una sistemazione?

Posted January 20th, 2013 - 2:07 am by from Nagpur, India (Permalink)
if you need any help for kumbh mela you can contact me.