State Government is the organizer of the upcoming Kumbh Mela. The government has allocated land to Tourism dept. and different spiritual organizations for this purpose. Any one of these two parties can be contacted for accommodation in the Kumbh Mela.
Which one is better?
If the criteria are service and infrastructure , then both are more or less the same as most of these tent cottages might be build by the same companies. If one is visiting kumbh mela to get spiritual insights of this festival and want to follow 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.
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.
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, WiFi and hot water clean toilets then go for private cottages. Their prices high for simple do