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Unforgettable Ganges Pilgrimage in Allahabad


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Yesterday was a travel day, taking the bus to Allahabad. Of course our scheduled 'good' bus was cancelled and we were put on one 'not so good' bus - but it went fine, considering it was a 5 hour journey with the bus horn blowing the whole way.

Today we made our way down to the Ganges for the incredible Magh Mela, the annual Hindu bathing festival that draws almost a million devotees. This is the site of the much larger Kumbh Mela that happens every 12 years in Allahabad (tens of millions). We have NEVER experienced so many people in one place. After several overwhelming hours we made our way out through the flow of humanity.

Colourful fruit stand:
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Amongst the masses:
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Posted by Flemings2 17:10

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