The staff of the beautiful Hotel Lemon Tree, welcomed us so warmly and as we got checked in we began greeting each other, we were then briefed and given our itineraries and ID’s.
Illuminated artwork in the Lemon Tree hotel lobby

The delegates were divided into seven groups named after Indian rivers, Brahmputra, Ganga, Godavari, Kaveri, Narmada, Saraswati and Yamuna, I was placed in Godavari.

It is said that the flowing waters of these rivers are believed to acquire divine qualities because of their unique astrological planetary positions during the Kumbh period.

It was a tight schedule of activities, so we were told to get some rest after getting our packages and having dinner as the following day would be an early start with several stops throughout the day. Of course we didn’t listen as while we ate everyone got to know each other, both in our groups and otherwise.


In the briefing room


 Being assigned to our groups


Delegates from Guatemala and Morocco… And me


Delegates from Guyana, Indonesia, and Iraq… And me again 🙂


My official Kumbh Mela ID