Winter on the Ganges

The Kumbh Mela normally takes place at Haridwar, Ahemabad or one of the other citi

But Varanasi always attracts people to the the Ganges because it is the holiest place in India. link

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Hindu Bathing During Winter

uring winter the temperatures can drop low enough to be cold. Not anything compared to more temperate climates, but in the Plains of India people have evolved in heat. It's common to see people wear stocking caps when the temperature is in the 70s. So, getting into cold water during the January Kumbh Mela is something they really want have to do. And they do, by the millions.