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The Pilgrimage of a Lifetime: Kumbh Mela

It was difficult to imagine, as I sat munching on my cornflakes, listening to the BBC breakfast news, what event could possibly be so important that it could draw crowds from all over India to one single location. I am sure many of you will be familiar with the feeling of wanting to return to India the moment you arrive home. So when I read about the 2013 Kumbh Mela I knew I could not put off this trip any longer. For those of you who have been to India before, you will be aware of the…

Join the greatest gathering on earth: Maha Kumbh Mela Festival in Allahabad, India (10 Jan–28 Feb 2013)

Maha Kumbh Mela 2013 will be the largest ever gathering of humanity in a single place in all of history. It is a spiritual event of epic proportions which takes place every 12 years in the city of Allahabad in Northern India. As a launchpad to access this incredible event, you will stay at Lakshmi Kutir, a luxury tented camp which will allow you to connect with the spiritual and holistic aspects of the Maha Kumbh. The camp is spectacularly located at the highest point of the Maha Kumbh…
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