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Vishnuprayag, Joshimath Overview

The first of the famous Panch Prayags, Vishnuprayag is a wonderful place where River Alaknanda meets River Dhauliganga. The place is also home to many ashrams and the Vishnuprayag Temple while also being a great place for river rafting. The place is riveting with ferocious rivers, greenery, mountains and wildlife making it a perfect place for some soul searching and relaxation.

One of the Panch Prayags located at an altitude of 1400 meters Vishnuprayag is a natural marvel of the highest order. The temple town is famous for being the meeting point of River Alaknanda and Dhauliganga one of the five tributaries of River Ganga. Named after Lord Vishnu who according one legend appeared on this very spot to bless Rishimuni Narad, Vishnuprayag is heavenly in its appearance. The beautiful town is tucked between the mighty Himalayan Mountains and is a perfect place for the adventure seekers out there to have fun. The place is great for trekking and White Water River rafting which is a popular adventure sport in the state.

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Best Time To Visit Vishnuprayag

Except for the ferocious period of the monsoons and some months of winters, Vishnuprayag is open to visitors all year round. The place with its beautiful, pleasant climate makes for an apt destination to relax at. The monsoons which see the area receive heavy rainfall make it tough to visit or sightsee and winters which result in extreme cold see the place being shut for sometime. Being here you will require some layers of clothing to escape the chill in the air and keep yourself warm.

Traveling Around Vishnuprayag

Travelling within the area is largely by foot.

Stay Near Vishnuprayag

Vishnuprayag does not have much to offer as accommodation you will be better suited to stay at Badrinath which is a larger town with various options for accommodation at affordable rates.

Sightseeing Around Vishnuprayag

Vishnuprayag Temple, Vishnu Kund, Chopta Village and Hanuman Chatti are the major attractions here.

Activities At Vishnuprayag

White water Rafting and trekking are some of the most enjoyable experiences of Vishnuprayag.

Local Experiences At Vishnuprayag

Being a deeply religious town one cannot help but be immersed in its spirituality and awe inspiring beauty.

Food At Vishnuprayag

Try out some amazing Garhwali and Kumauni cuisines such as aloo ke gutke, gahat, chainsoo and kaapa.

Restaurants Near Vishnuprayag

Saket Restaurant in Badrinath

Sample Itinerary For Vishnuprayag

Start from Badrinath towards Vishnuprayag. Start you day at Vishnuprayag with the Vishnuprayag Temple, following it with the Vishnu Kund. Visit the Hanuman Chatti towards a late afternoon. One could alternatively keep the afternoon for river rafting, another experience, not to be missed while here. Return to Badrinath by the end of the day.

Tips For Visiting Vishnuprayag

It is a religious town so avoid drinking and smoking in public. Also avoid going near the rivers as it is prohibited.

How to reach Vishnuprayag

  • Air: The nearest airport is the Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun which is about 280 km away from Vishnuprayag. One can easily get a cab or catch a bus on the Rishikesh-Devaprayag-Rudraprayag-Nandprayag-Joshimath route.

  • Rail: The nearest rail head is at Rishikesh. One can easily get a cab till Vishnuprayag or catch a bus fro Vishnuprayag.

  • Road: Vishnuprayag is well connected by motorable roads to different parts of the state. Public and private buses make trips in and out of the city on regular basis connecting it to nearby towns and cities.

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