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"The Holy Land of Kumbh Mela"

Triveni Sangam, Allahabad Overview

One of the holiest places in Central India, Triveni Sangam is located about 7 kilometres away from Civil Lines in Allahabad (Prayagraj). It is the meeting point of three rivers - Ganga, Yamuna, and Saraswati (which is a mythical river, supposed to have dried up more than 4,000 years ago). It is one of the places where the Kumbh Mela is held once every 12 years. The exact date of the Mela is determined according to the Hindu calendar i.e. the Panchanga.

All three rivers Ganga, Yamuna, and Saraswati are highly revered rivers in Indian mythology, and hence the confluence point of these rivers hold tremendous religious importance. According to Hindu mythology, taking a bath in the holy Triveni Sangam is supposed to flush away all the sins and free you from the cycle of rebirth. Moreover, the Sangam itself is a beautiful and peaceful place to visit. The brownish Ganga meeting the slightly greenish Yamuna is indeed a sight to behold.

If you take a boat ride to the gently flowing waters of Ganga and Yamuna, you'll be able to make out the difference in colours of water from the two rivers. There are also makeshift wooden banks made at the Sangam. Hence, devotees who want can take a bath right at the confluence point. The water is clean enough at the Triveni Sangam for a bath, especially during the winters; and also not very deep, so it is fun to take a dip in the water here.

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Nimra Sangam kitchen

on Triveni Sangam 5 years ago
best holy and tourist place.Prayagraj world famous beacuse sangam river it is best holy river all over is uniq tourist place all over world because of kumbh mela. "Link Hidden"

Nimra Sangam kitchen

on Triveni Sangam 5 years ago
sangam kumbh is important than all kumbh. Because of many reason sangam kumbh mela is important than all kumbh mela. "Link Hidden"

Kovid Kapoor

on Triveni Sangam 5 years ago
Sangam is beautifully picturesque specially during winters, when the weather is nice. You can rent a boat and ask the guy to row you around the Sangam area - that's a great experience. It's not as di (Read More)rty as what many people think it would be, so you can even go take a dip in the holy waters.

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Q. What's the best way to reach Sangam from the city area, say the railway station? How much does it cost?

Kovid Kapoor

5 years ago
You can take an Ola cab to reach Sangam from anywhere in the city. The cab will drop you close to the point from where you can take a boat to reach the Sangam point. Will cost around 100 rs and take (Read More)15-20 minutes. (As of 2018)
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Q. What are the stay options near Sangam, especially during the Kumbh Mela? I've heard you can stay in tents during these days.


6 years ago
One can opt to stay in Luxurious pre booked rooms in the nearby hotels or just rent a tent when they get there. The tents offer nothing fancy and the stay will be confined to providing Basic needs on (Read More)ly.
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