October to March are the best months to visit Allahabad. Magh Mela typically happens in the month of mid-January - early March (according to Hindu Calendar), and this is the time when thousands of people flock to the town to take a dip in holy Sangam. However, the Maha Kumbh happens only once in 12 years during the same months, and should not be missed. Though Allahabad is accessible throughout the year and tourists sites are also always open, summer temperatures can get uncomfortably high, and it is best to avoid this time. During the monsoon, the Ghats may not be accessible, and there are restrictions on people bathing in the river so this time too is not ideal.
|Month||Avg. Minimum (°C)||Avg. Maximum (°C)|
15th January - 4th March
The Kumbh held at Prayag has a special significance as this marks the rise of the sun which symbolises wisdom. Creation of the universe is supposed to have originated here, and it is considered the centre of the earth. In the 2013 Allahabad Kumbh, more than 120 million people visited which is the largest human gathering in the world.