Hello! I will be finishing up a trip in India on February 25th, which I just found out is the last bathing day of Kumbh Mela. I could conceivably get to Allahabad that day, and I am wondering how feasible/worthwhile it is for me to try and attend.
I'll be in Varanasi/Sarnath on the 24th...what I *could* do would be take a bus or hire a car to get into Allahabad that evening, stay for the festival, and catch the 4:25pm flight from Allahabad to Delhi that evening (my flight to the USA leaves from Delhi in the wee hours of the next morning).
My question is - is it worth it?
Will only the hours of 6AM - 2PM or so really be sufficient for me to take in what there is to see and do?
Will there even BE things to see and do on that last day, and if so, what?
Will I be able to count on getting ground transportation out of Allahabad that afternoon or will it be too crowded/busy to try?
What precautions should I take to maintain health and safety?
Thank you so much for your time and consideration!