Crowds attending the Kumbh Mela festival near Allahabad
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Lost and found at the Kumbh Mela

For thousands of Hindu pilgrims, the spiritual experience of the Maha Kumbh Mela festival can turn into a nightmare as they get lost amidst the throng of millions of devotees.

Millions of Hindu pilgrims have been attending the 55-day-long religious festival of Maha Kumbh Mela near the city of Allahabad.

The constant swell of people means thousands of devotees inevitably get lost among the crowds - but help is at hand in the form of officials and volunteers who are responsible for reuniting them with their friends and family.

Dhruti Shah reports.

  • 04 Feb
  • From the section India