Kumbh Mela is the oldest religious fair of Hindus held after every twelve years in one of the four sites, Nashik, Ujjain, Haridwar and Allahabad in rotation. This fair has been recognized as ‘Intangible cultural heritage’ by UNESCO. One of the foremost things about the Kumbh Mela which garners attention from all corners of the world is its alliance with astronomy and science.
According to UNESCO, safeguarding intangible features of a culture which includes rituals, chants, prayers, customs and practices adopted by earlier generations, is far more important than preserving monuments and buildings in order to retain the culture of a particular segment of society. With the inclusion of the fair in Unesco’s cultural heritage list, the popularity of Kumbh Mela Tour Packages is expected to rise.