The Kumbh Mela is the greatest of all human gatherings that takes place anywhere around the world. Millions and millions of Hindus assemble at the banks of the sacred River Ganges to take a dip in its holy waters and get rid of the cycle of birth and death. The gathering is held every three year at four places – Haridwar, Allahabad (Prayag), Nasik and Ujjain – in rotation. Although the exact history behind the tradition of holding such a huge gathering is not clear, we know the practice is ancient and finds a mention in the Hindu scriptures. The earliest mention comes from the tales of the famous Chinese traveler, Hiuen Tsang. This year the Kumbh Mela is scheduled from the January 27 till February 25, at Allahabad. So, if you still haven’t packed your bags, read about these Top 10 reasons why a visit to the Kumbh Mela is a must.