This is the sacred point where the three holy rivers, Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati meet, and due to this it is known as “Triveni Sangam”, means the meeting point of the three holy and pious rivers. This spot is visited by thousands of Hindu pilgrims every year, where they take a boat and go to the auspicious place where the rivers meet. If you travel by boat on a sharing basis, then it should not cost you more than Rs 30. A private boat ride for half an hour would be for Rs 200. People especially come to visit this pot during the annual “Magh mela” in Allahabad, which is held from mid January to Mid Febuary. People believe that after taking a dip in the Triveni Sangam all the sins get washed away and a person goes straight to heaven after dying.
The number of pilgrims increases during the annual Magh Mela (mid-January to mid- February). People flock to the Sangam from all over the world and take a dip in the holy waters. The Sacred Kumbh mela is held once in every 12 years. The Ardh Mela is every six years. Astrologers especially calculate the accurate and the holiest time appropriate for a person to take a dip in the sacred rivers. Both of these are visited by Saints and Sadhus from all over India.
Quite close to the Sangam are the Saraswati and Nehru Ghats, which even houses a boat club and one can even take a ride in a 10-seater boat which would cost Rs 300 and you can even enjoy attending the Night arti of the sacred Ganga river.