The Kumbh Mela, is said to be the largest religious gathering on the earth,well promoted by the Maharashtra tourism. It is a major attraction of the city, visited by innumerable devotees. The pilgrimage occurs four times every twelve years, once at each of four holy sites of India. These sites are Nasik, Allahabad, Ujjain and Haridwar. The Allahabad Kumbh Mela is the largest and the holiest of them. The Mela is famous for the huge number of Hindu holy men, who gather here during this time.