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Devprayag

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Devprayag Tourism

Marked by the confluence of rivers Alaknanda and Bhagirathi, Devprayag is a religious hub in Uttarakhand. It is quite popular among tourists coming for a pilgrimage or seeking solitude close to nature.

Situated amidst rolling Himalayan ranges, Devprayag is a popular pilgrimage centre for Hindus. With ancient temples and idols amidst lush green surroundings, this place is beautiful and serene. It derives its religious significance from the vibrant rivers & natural elements that surround it. Dasharathachal Peak, Chandrabadani temple and Raghunathji temple are among some of the popular attractions here. Water sports and trekking are fun activities in Devprayag.

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1. Confluence of Bhagirathi and Alaknanda

Confluence of Bhagirathi and Alaknanda
Among one of the Panch Prayag, this is the place where Alaknanda meets Bhagirathi and takes the name Ganga afterwards. Considered to be one of the most sacred confluences of rivers, the name Devprayag literally means Godly Confluence.

2. Raghunathji Temple

Raghunathji Temple
One of the oldest temples of Lord Rama, Raghunathji temple is believed to be around 10,000 years old. Made up of huge rocks, the temple is situated on the confluence of Bhagirathi and Alaknanda.

3. Chandrabadani Temple

Chandrabadani Temple
Dedicated to Goddess of Power, Chandrabadani Temple enshrines an idol of the Goddess Sati in the sanctum along with ancient statues and iron trishuls placed outside the temple. 22 km off Devprayag in Tehri Garhwal District, the Chandrabadani temple is popular for its ancient idols and wall art.

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Things to Do in Devprayag

Devprayag is said to be suitable for people seeking mystical experience while also offering adventure activities. People come here mainly to seek blessings from God and to relax & meditate. The environment of the place brings serenity to visitors. It is an ideal place for those who want to take a break from their monotonous work schedule and spend some time with oneself. Devprayag is famous for River Ganga and the Panch Prayag.

Devprayag is not only a holy place but is also a hub for adventure sports. The place offers you a mesmerising rafting experience. If you are looking for a lot of sightseeing opportunities, then Devprayag is not the place to be. White-water rafting and Kayaking are few options that are available. The stretch is about 70 km which incorporate rivers like Alaknanda, Bhagirathi, Mandakini, Yamuna, Bhilangana and Kalisor. Various camps are arranged by many local resorts to facilitate tourists with various services and hikes around the town.

Suggested Itinerary for Devprayag

Day 1- Reach Devprayag and take a room in any of the hotels or guesthouses, as there are many options available. As Devprayag is more of a spiritual destination for devotees, there is not much to sight-see apart from the temples. Visit the Teen Dhara - a place surrounded by small markets with a couple of hotels in between. It is 9.9 km away from Devprayag temple, taking about 20 minutes and 61 km from the Rishikesh bus stop. Do walk around the town and relish the tasty low-budget food, natural cold water for drinking lemonade and Jal jeera etc.
Day 2- Visit Dashrathshila - a popular Hindu shrine which is believed to exist since the period of Ramayana. Pauri is the nearest city to reach this place and is at a distance of 45 km. It is well connected by motorable roads with major cities nearby. The maximum exploration time required is 30 minutes. You can enjoy and relax amidst the astonishing beauty of the mountains and valleys.

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FAQs on Devprayag

What is famous about Devprayag?

Devprayag is considered to be a holy city for Hindus and therefore has a high degree of religious connect. Also, the weather remains cool and moderate even during summer months, therefore, can be visited any time of the year.

What is not so good about Devprayag?

Doesn't have many sightseeing options. Gets chilly during winter months. Ideal for Pilgrimage only. Not for people looking for trekking and different other adventure sports.

Who should visit Devprayag?

People looking for Pilgrimage, Char Dham route, Panch Prayag, Yoga, Meditation and Temples. You can choose this place as one of many, you will be visiting in Uttarakhand for one day.

What is the best time to visit Devprayag?

Devprayag is a place that can be visited throughout the year. Summers are quite pleasant with ample amount of sunshine and provide a respite from the rough summers in rest of India. The winters are quite cold and freezing due to the location and altitude, but with appropriate clothing, it can be enjoyable. Monsoons are also quite pleasant making this destination an all-time favourite among explorers. 
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What is the local food in Devprayag?

The food here is mainly vegetarian, with just a handful of places serving non-vegetarian food. You will find restaurants serving North Indian, Chinese, Italian and Continental cuisine. The small eating joints here have some hot and delicious Indian food to offer that you might want to try. Do try the pulses and paneer gravy with Tandoori Rotis here. Don't forget to ask for spicy pickles along with your meal.
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What is the best way to reach Devprayag?

The nearest railway station is located at Rishikesh which is at a distance of 72 km from Devprayag. The nearest airport is the Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun. Devprayag is well connected by motorable roads to the airport, as well as the railway station. Devprayag lies on the National Highway 58, making it easy to reach from most prominent cities.
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What are the places near Devprayag?

The top places near to Devprayag are Rishikesh which is 32 km from Devprayag, Mussoorie which is located 61 km from Devprayag, Lansdowne which is located 35 km from Devprayag, Haridwar which is located 47 km from Devprayag, Nainital which is located 119 km from Devprayag

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Q. I'm planning to go to Devprayag in the winters. Is it feasible?

Pallavi Siddhanta 2 years ago
The winters in Devprayag are cold, with temperatures ranging from 0 to 18 degrees. If you like the cold, its a nice time to visit. Carry proper woollens and boots for added comfort.

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