3/16/2010 to 3/17/2010 | India , Uttarakhand

Kumbh Mela Part VII: Life in the camps

The wide flood plain that harbors several channels of the Ganges on the eastern edge of Haridwar sprouts into a tent city during the Kumbh Mela.   Temporary Ashrams, Naga Sadhu camps, and tented accommodation for pilgrims from various states cover the barren plains in a patchwork of canvas and color.  I found it a pleasant place to wander and explore, camera in hand, especially along the river channels as the Sadhus would take their evening baths.  I spent the majority of my last two days at Haridwar following Somavati Amavasya, exploring the area and photographing its inhabitants.

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