Allahabad, India – Reported by Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazine
Cox & Kings, The Americas is giving travelers the chance to experience one of the largest religious congregations on earth as millions of Indian Hindus and travelers alike trek across land, sea and ocean for the spiritual festival of Kumbh Mela.
Exclusively offering a unique and inspiring journey – the “Maha Kumbh Mela 2013 – A Journey of the Soul” – Cox & Kings provides travelers unlimited access to the festival’s highlights where Hindus of all backgrounds, castes and creed unify as one. Its historical and sacred significance in 2013 marks the special “Maha” Kumbh Mela, a culmination of 12 spiritual cycles that takes place every 144 years, making this transformative experience a once-in-a-lifetime event.
Meant as the ultimate liberation from the earthly cycle of life and death, the festival draws holy men, revelers and onlookers to congregate according to the alignment of the stars, marking a monumental event with mythological roots to when demigods and demons waged war for possession of the elixir of eternal life. This other-worldly event takes place in the pilgrimage center of Prayag (Allahabad), where three sacred rivers converge, each said to have been blessed by drops of this healing elixir. The height of the festival falls on the holy bathing days, with the main bathing day taking place on February 10, 2013.
Cox & Kings has built a special Luxury Lakshmi Kutir Camp, offering an extensive list of amenities as well as a holistic atmosphere where guests can linger in the midst of a spiritual “Sadhak” and partake in unique vegetarian culinary fare and cooking demonstrations. This in-depth spiritual experience in India, with Cox & Kings is ideal for travelers seeking spiritual rediscovery – or simply a special time to visit the dynamic subcontinent. From the personal encounters with spiritual gurus – usually reclusive and hidden away in religious enclaves – to active involvement through meditation, yoga classes and indulging in nourishing vegetarian fare, travelers are given the opportunity to authentically experience the festival and bask in one of the world’s most moving illustrations of devotion.