In Pics: I Shot Kumbh in the Making & It Lives up to the Grandeur
Kumbh 2019 in the making. 
Kumbh 2019 in the making. (Photo: Rajiv Kumar/Altered by The Quint)

In Pics: I Shot Kumbh in the Making & It Lives up to the Grandeur

Extensive arrangements have been made by the Uttar Pradesh government for the 2019 Kumbh Mela, that is set to begin on 15 January in Prayagraj.

The government has beautified many spots in the city for the Kumbh. According to media reports, the mela area will have over 1.22 lakh toilets, 250 km of new roads, 22 pontoon bridges and over 40,000 LED lights.

There is also a ‘Tent City’ in preparation for visitors, making it a grand affair. Here are some photos that capture the Kumbh Mela in the making.

Tents under construction for the mela in Prayagraj. 
Tents under construction for the mela in Prayagraj. 
(Photo Courtesy: Rajiv Kumar)

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Men dressed in saffron clothes chat outside a makeshift tent.
Men dressed in saffron clothes chat outside a makeshift tent.
(Photo Courtesy: Rajiv Kumar)

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Aerial view of the mela area in preparation.
Aerial view of the mela area in preparation.
(Photo Courtesy: Rajiv Kumar)

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One of the entryways. 
One of the entryways. 
(Photo Courtesy: Rajiv Kumar)
People flock on the banks of the river. 
People flock on the banks of the river. 
(Photo Courtesy: Rajiv Kumar)
Men walk along a pontoon bridge, constructed especially for the Kumbh.
Men walk along a pontoon bridge, constructed especially for the Kumbh.
(Photo Courtesy: Rajiv Kumar)
Pontoon bridges from a distance. 
Pontoon bridges from a distance. 
(Photo Courtesy: Rajiv Kumar)
An entry gate under construction at the mela grounds.
An entry gate under construction at the mela grounds.
(Photo Courtesy: Rajiv Kumar)
Pontoon bridges over the river. 
Pontoon bridges over the river. 
(Photo Courtesy: Rajiv Kumar)
A man overlooks the empty mela ground. 
A man overlooks the empty mela ground. 
(Photo Courtesy: Rajiv Kumar)
A man sitting adjacent to a makeshift shed. 
A man sitting adjacent to a makeshift shed. 
(Photo Courtesy: Rajiv Kumar)

(The author is an IPS officer posted in Prayagraj for the Kumbh Mela. All 'My Report' branded stories are submitted by citizen journalists to The Quint. Though The Quint inquires into the claims/allegations from all parties before publishing, the report and the views expressed above are the citizen journalist's own. The Quint neither endorses, nor is responsible for the same.)

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