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Devprayag Travel Guide


  • Devprayag
Devprayag At a Glance
  • Population:2,144
  • Area :N.A
  • Geo Location:North
  • Average Climate:5°C - 30°C
  • Best Time to Visit:Throughout the year
  • STD Code:01378

Introduction

A sacred city in the state of Uttarakhand in northern India, Devprayag is the site of the confluence of the two rivers - Bhagirathi and Alakananda, before they flow out of here to form the river Ganga. Devprayag is a much-revered pilgrim destination of the Hindus, and a Tour to Devprayag must feature on any tour to Uttarakhand.

Devprayag is significant as one of the five sacred confluences in the hills, and the site is hailed as a place of considerable natural forces as well as spiritual forces. A Tour to Devprayag will introduce you to this holy town, which essentially marks the beginning of the sacred Ganges River. Situated on the metallic road running from Rishikesh to Badrinath, Devprayag lies at about 87 km from Narendra Nagar, and a large number of pilgrims embark on tour to Devprayag every year. There are two suspension bridges near Devprayag - Bhagirathi and Alaknanda. The road to Badrinath crosses the former bridge by a third bridge.

One of the major destinations to be visited while on tour to Devprayag is the sacred temple of Raghunathji - believed to have been built with colossal un-cemented stones, about ten thousand years ago. The temple stands atop a terrace in the upper part of Devprayag town, and it attracts numerous devotees all through the year.

Also located nearby is the Dasharathachal Peak - featuring a rock known as Dashrathshila, which is supposedly the site where Raja Dasharath is believed to have led a live of penance. Other must-visit holy sites on your tour to Devprayag include Baital Kund, Brahm Kund, Surya Kund and Vasisht Kund; the Indradyumna Tirth, Pushyamal Tirth, Varah Tirth; Pushpavatika; Baitalshila and Varahishila; the shrines of Bhairava, Bhushandi, Durga and Vishveshvara; and a temple dedicated to Bharata.


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