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Travel 2013 destination Allahabad

3. Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh

Visit Allahabad to see one of India’s biggest religious gatherings at the Kumbh Mela, held on the river banks of the city this January. It is all set to receive a barrage of pilgrims, seers and tourists even as the religious pilgrimage turns into one of the biggest tourism events in the country. The site of the Kumbh Mela is the Sangama (confluence) of the three rivers - Ganga, Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati – as an entire town emerges on the river banks. Join the millions that arrive here and take a dip into the cultural ethos of India. The Kumbh Mela, which takes place every 12 years, starts January 27 in Allahabad.

India - 15 places to go in 2013!

There is nothing more exciting than charting a new course of journeys, heading to a different destination, or visiting an old one and looking at it with a fresh perspective, says LAKSHMI SHARATH. “Every year I religiously make a wish list and this year is going to be a mix of the familiar, the exotic, the festive and the offbeat. If you have not yet mapped your travels for the coming year, then join me in exploring these places."

Make your 2013 travel plans right away!