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From 5-Star Tents to Yoga Classes: Kumbh Mela 2019 Goes Modern

This Tent City is apt for those who wish to experience Kumbh Mela away from the crowd and the rituals.

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While preparations are underway for Kumbh Mela in Prayagraj (Allahabad), the government and administration has left no stone unturned in going global and grand.

This time, visitors in Kumbh will get access to five-star cottages and villas set up in the ‘Tent City’ built for the occasion.

People are travelling to Arrail to visit the Tent City spread over 100 hectares, which has been equipped with food courts, restaurants and provisions in place for entertainment.

This Tent City is apt for those who wish to experience Kumbh Mela away from the crowd and the rituals. Along with hi-tech facilities visitors would have access to yoga classes as well.

“Based on the data that shows the number of NRIs and foreigners expected in Kumbh Mela we have set a target to build 1,200 cottages. We hope that the target would be met. There would be three categories of cottages – deluxe, super deluxe and villa.”
Satyendra Kumar, Project Manager, Indraprastham   
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As per the officials, Kumbh Mela is getting such branding for the first time. Up until now there was no special arrangement made for the sadhus in the fair. But now, tents are being built for the tourists as guests of Pravasi Bharatiya Divas are also expected.

We have set up a ‘Tent City’ here this time. It has over 2,000 tents in it of a varying range. This is done particularly for the tourists as guests of Pravasi Bharatiya Divas will be arriving this time. Efforts are underway to establish routes from Sangam Walk to Tourist Walk to attract tourists.   
Vijay Kiran Aanand, Fair Official   
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