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Panch Prayag Yatra Overview

PANCH PRAYAG YATRA

  The Ganga is the holy river of India Uttarakhand. It originate from Garhwal Himalayas of Uttarakhand. and the places Devprayag, Rudraprayag, Karnaprayag, Nandprayag and Vishnuprayag are situated on confluences of Alaknanda with Rivers  Bhagirathi, Mandakini, Pinder, Nandakini, and Dholi Ganga respectively.  

Dev Prayag:
It is the confluence of river Alaknanda and Bhagirathi and is famous for temples and river ghats. It is believed that it was at Devprayag where lord Vishnu begged for 3 steps of land from King Bali. Fairs are held on the occasion of Ramnavmi, Dussherra and Basant Panchami.

Rudraprayag:
It is the confluence of Alaknanda and Mandakini rivers and is well known for LaxmiNarayan and Durga temples. In the north of Rudraprayag is Koteshwar where millions of Shivlings are believed to exist. Huge fair is hosted every year on the day of Mahashivratri. Rudraprayag is 32 kms from Karnaprayag.

Karanprayag:
It is situated on the sacred confluence of Alaknanda and Pindar rivers and is known for the Karna Temple and the Uma Devi Temple. It is believed that Lord Surya gifted Kvatch, Kundal and Tuneer to Karna at Karnaprayag. Karnaprayag hosts several temple groups- Kaal Bhairav temple dedicated to Kaleshwar in the North, Jaleshwar temple in the South and Chandika temple & Narayan temple in the East.

Nand Prayag:
It is the confluence of Alaknanda and Mandakini rivers, about 21 kms from Karnaprayag, on the main route to Badrinath. The famous Gopalji temple is situated here. Nandprayag hosts a fair on the occasion of Baisakhi and Janmasthami.

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It is the confluence of Alaknanda and Dhauli Ganga Rivers at 6000 feet above sea level. Joshimath is just 12 kms from Vishnuprayag.

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BY AIR – The nearest airport to is Dehradun Airport, Uttarakhand.

BY RAIL – The nearest major railway station is Haridwar Railway Station.

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