3. Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh

Visit Allahabad to see one of India’s biggest religious gatherings at the Kumbh Mela, held on the river banks of the city this January. It is all set to receive a barrage... more 
3. Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh

Visit Allahabad to see one of India’s biggest religious gatherings at the Kumbh Mela, held on the river banks of the city this January. It is all set to receive a barrage of pilgrims, seers and tourists even as the religious pilgrimage turns into one of the biggest tourism events in the country. The site of the Kumbh Mela is the Sangama (confluence) of the three rivers - Ganga, Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati – as an entire town emerges on the river banks. Join the millions that arrive here and take a dip into the cultural ethos of India. The Kumbh Mela, which takes place every 12 years, starts January 27 in Allahabad. less 
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