Allahabad The Essential

It was in Allahabad, Hindu "capital of holy sites", located at the confluence of the Ganges, Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati rivers, that the god Brahma is said to have descended to earth. Every 12 years, as part of the Kumbh Mela festival, the city welcomes millions of pilgrims who bathe in the Sangam, the sacred confluence.