Uttar Pradesh State Government is the organizer for the upcoming Kumbh Mela in year 2019 at PrayagRaj (Allahabad). The government has allocated land to Tourism dept. and different spiritual organizations so that they are organize their camps for their followers. Most of religious organizations don’t charge any amount for stay in their camp from their followers. If you are first time visitor in Kumbh Mela 2019 than you can look for paid accommodation from UP Tourism and other private operators in and around kumbh mela.

We will soon publish list of paid accommodation available within 1km of Kumbh mela aera. Most of Private companies which setup their camps in PrayagRaj (Allahabad) are 3km to 5km away from actual kumbh mela site. During Mela you can’t use any vehicle and you have to walk 5km to 10km from camp site to sangam aera.

 

Which one is better? Stay in Kumbh Mela or Private Cottages

If the criteria is service and infrastructure , then cottages (swiss tent type) are better as they provide better services like clean toilets, hot water and electricity and security. If one is visiting kumbh mela to get spiritual insights of this festival and want to learn the path of Dharama as described in Sanatan Dharama scriptures then  choosing  accommodation with a religious organization makes more sense.  

How easy it is to get accommodation through Tourism Dept.

As I mention that Government of UP offer land to UP tourism department so they can provide accommodation to visitors at low cost. But getting Tourism’s dept.  cottages is a difficult task. We got a feedback from our visitors that  They don’t not reply to the visitor’s emails. If  anyone reading this is able to book your kumbh mela stay with them then please leave a comment and share your experience with others.

How easy is with religious Ashramas or Organizations?

Not as difficult as getting accommodation through Tourism dept. but one should know whom to contact else it is easy to get frustrated. Also Ashram’s and religious organizations don’t provide private cottages for single family. They will offer you large tent which you have to share with 10 to 20 other devotee visitors. You will not find clean toilets as maintaining them is difficult when you are accommodating 1000s in space which is meant for 100s.  

There are many religious groups that have taken land from government for setting up their camps and the count may reach 500+  . However, most of these groups don’t maintain websites so it is difficult to get in touch with them. For your benefit we would keep updating the website with their names as and when we get more information

Free Accommodation in Kumbh Mela

Most of religious groups offer free accommodation which are simple tent dormitories with basic facilities. 

If know any organization name you can share the name of other religious organizations name and address with others in comments.

Travels and Tour Operators Cottages.

If you are looking for luxury cottages with AC/Room Heater, WiFi and hot water clean toilets then go for private cottages. Their prices are high.

 

ISKCON Camp Rate List For 2019

Accommodation
Accommodation would be available along Mother Ganga riverbed for your stay with us at ISKCON Kumbh Mela camp Allahabad. There shall be three categories – Deluxe Room, Swiss Cottage and EuropeanPlan(E.P) tent.
(a). Deluxe Room:
Is a 12 ft.x16 ft. room with attached toilet, and a small verandah outside Accommodates 3 persons comfortably . Flooring is raised little bit from ground level and is provided with carpet. Each room has cots, mattresses , pillows, bed sheets, chair and table. Suitable electrical points are provided . (THESE ROOMS HAVE GEYSERS AND HEAT CONVECTOR / HEATER).

(b). Swiss Cottage:
These are double ply tents and have separate internal compartments providing privacy. Cottages are provided with cots ,mattresses ,pillows and bed sheets. Attached bath/ toilets are provided. Hot water is available . (Each tent accommodates 3-4 persons comfortably.)

(c). European plan (E.P) tent :
These are basic economy tents with accommodation for 6 persons on sharing basis with mattresses , pillows and bed sheets. Bathroom / toilet facility is available separate.

The days dates for Main Shahi snan are listed below :-

Shahi Snan Dates No of Days Deluxe Room  Swiss Cottage E.P
Makar Sankranti 13th to 17th Jan 4N/5D 35,000 20,000 3,000/Head
Mauni Amavasya 2nd to 6th Feb 4N/5D 65,000 30,000 4,000/Head
Basant Panchami 8th to 12th Feb 4N/5D 35,000 20,000 3,000/Head

• Tents are available against suggested donation ,proceeds for which shall be utilized for free Prasad distribution for sadhus /devotees.

• For Non Bathing days (Other Than above Shahi Snan days):
(i) Rs.4000 per Day for Deluxe Room.
(ii) Rs.2500 per Day for Swiss Cottage.
(iii) Rs.500 per Day/per Person for E.P.
• KALPA VAAS (13’th JAN-19 to till 12’th Feb-19) in Swiss tent types @Rs.99,000 with accommodation and Prasadam and Rs.15,000 for E.P. type tent on sharing basis.

 

KumbhBooking.in Camp Rate List for 2019

(a). Small Tent:
Is a small tent with separate toilet, it accommodates 2 persons comfortably . Flooring is raised little bit from ground level and is provided with carpet. Each room has cots, mattresses , pillows, bed sheets, Suitable electrical points are provided. 

Tariffs ( 2 Pax/Night ) :

  • Shahi Snan : ₹ 4000
  • Extra Beddings: ₹ 1000
  • Non-Shahi Snan: ₹ 2500

(b). Deluxe Swiss Cottage:
These are double ply tents and have separate internal compartments providing privacy. Cottages are provided with cots ,mattresses ,pillows and bed sheets. Attached bath/ toilets are provided. Hot water is available . (Each tent accommodates 2 persons comfortably.)

Tariffs ( 2 Pax/Night ) :

  • Shahi Snan : ₹ 10000
  • Extra Beddings: ₹ 3000
  • Non-Shahi Snan: ₹ 8000

(c). European plan (E.P) tent :
These are basic economy tents with accommodation for 4 persons on sharing basis with mattresses , pillows and bed sheets. Bathroom / toilet facility is available separate.

Tariffs ( 4 Pax/Night ) :

  • Shahi Snan : ₹ 12000
  • Extra Beddings: ₹ 2000
  • Non-Shahi Snan: ₹ 8000