People visiting India for the Maha Kumbh will be aided by 2,000 newly trained tourism guides

Even in a country renowned for its hospitality, India’s new tourism drive will ensure that visitors have an even more memorable time when they visit during January.

The Maha Kumbh sees a huge Hindu pilgrimage to the banks of the Triveni Sangham and India is training an army of 2,000 tourist guides to ensure that everyone can find what they are looking for.

In 2001 – the last time the event was held – more than 60 million Hindus bathed in the waters of the Ganges and Yamuna.

Bathers believe that the waters can free a person from all their past sins, thereby liberating them from the cycle of life and death.

The event runs from Paush Purnima on January 27th to Maghi Purnima Snan on February 25th.

Indian officials have also set up a global helpline for people wanting to find out more about the event.

Written by Anthony Nicholson

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