Every twelve years, tens of millions of men, women and children gather on the flood plain of the Ganges and Yamuna Rivers in Allahabad, India, for the Kumbh Mela, the largest gathering of humanity for religious purposes on the planet. Pilgrims come from across India and around the world to bathe in the water where the two sacred rivers meet.
Celebrate the Hindu ritual of aarti.
Bathe in the Ganges River with American pilgrims
Take a boat ride on the Ganges River.
Take a detour on the way to the Kumbh Mela festival to see a holy Buddhist site.
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Learn more about the naked holy men of the Kumbh Mela festival.
Bathe in the Ganges River with American pilgrim Karmen Plasencia.