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Last minute attempt for Kumbh Mela

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Last minute attempt for Kumbh Mela

Hello to all! My wife and I are currently in India and would love to take in the Kumbh Mela on Feb 8 to 11 th. (or at least over the Feb 10th bathing date)- the problem is we don't have any accommodation booked. Any ideas, advice, or available space in a tent/cottage? Of course we are willing to share costs, we would just like to be apart of the spectacle.

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1. Re: Last minute attempt for Kumbh Mela

I recommend you check with the smaller hotels and b & bs listed here as they may have last minute cancellations. Otherwise, accommodation is likely to have been booked weeks, if not months, in advance. I would suggest that you not turn up at the mela without some kind of confirmation of accommodation -- not on a day when millions will be in town with the same idea!

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2. Re: Last minute attempt for Kumbh Mela

The most of hotels are sold out for the date you mentioned, you would be able to get Tented accommodation in Allahabad which is also quite expensive in between Rs. 12000 to 18000.00 on full board basis.

The last week , I personally went there to see the accommodation facilities in Allahabad for our foreign group and I found Teertham Tent is Ok.

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3. Re: Last minute attempt for Kumbh Mela

I think you would not have a chance to get a hotel room. Imagine, 100 million people are expected to visit the Kumbh Mela during the whole festival time.

If you are not sure about accommodation in advance, you could try a day trip from nearby, Varanasi or other place. Of course only if you'll find a driver, trains will be booked. You'll have to go early and be prepared to walk many kilometers.

Take care


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