Disclosure: The post/view below is my own experience of my frist visit to Prayag aka Sangam and is not meant to hurt sentiments/feelings of any person/group.
I happened to visit the sangam one day before "makar-sakranti" which is like mini maha-kumbh (dint knew about that) but happened to have a calm & relax view. The sangam is the place where the 3 rivers (Ganga, Yamuna & Saraswati) meet and the only proof you have is the water of river changing from green (representing Yamuna) to brown (Ganga starts) while Saraswati flowing below the other two rivers !!
The journey starts from ghat(bank of river) in boat and is a ride of hardly 20-25 minutes(one way) to the Sangam.This the time where you need to be EXTRA CAUTIOUS as the boat owners will charge hefty amount from you for the ride starting from Rs 300 per person but we actually did it for Rs 40 per person and a co-passenger with us paying Rs 100 for same ride ( we cannot help him as they told if we share our rates we will have to pay the loss). Pay only 50-75% of your total amount before beginning of journey rest to be paid once the boat comes back.
Post reaching sangam most people take a holy dip in the river & also carry back the water in plastic bottle/containers. Even if you don't have empty containers they sell that too at Rs10 per piece.
The entire place is like big marketplace where everyone from boat rower/owner to pandit all have one common motive HOW TO GET MONEY FROM YOU and they have such strong groupism that even cops are helpless in front of them and they will harass you verbally so much that you will pay to save yourself from such harassment.
My word of advice to travelers is keep calm, don't show them you are too excited for visit & negotiate BADLY !!
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