The Khumb Mela Experience
As my bus arrived in Allahabad and drove over the Ganges bridge and I got my first view of the Khumb Mela, my first impression was that every circus in the world has come and set up camp here all at the same time. The area is around 50 square kilometres covered in temporary tent camps, complete with temples and alters and of course chai shops.
The other amazing thing about the setup is that it was incredibly organised and clean, way beyond my expectations. It was so hard to capture the hugeness of this in a picture, so I think the best way to do it is to just show you a series of photos.
There is just so much more, and I felt so inadequate capturing it with my camera, there was the night 6 Tibetan monks walked into the camp to join out singing, and no picture can capture the amazing sense of sharing and happiness everyone was walking around with.
It truly was a once in a lifetime experience.