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Devprayag

Devprayag

Uttarakhand, North India, History, Nature, Panch Prayag, Temple

Devprayag is a town in Tehri Garhwal district, Uttarakhand, India. This is one of the Panch Prayags. In this place Bhagirathi and Alakananda Rivers meet and takes the name as River Ganga. Narsinghancal, Dashrathanchal Parvat, Giddhanchal Parvat are 3 godly peaks surrounds this place.

 

What to see at Devprayag:

Raghunath Temple: Temple is dedicated to Lord Rama. South Indian and Buddhist architectural styles can be seen on the walls of this temple. Temple was constructed by Raja Jagat Singh of kullu. Gold sheets can be seen on the inner walls of the temple. Life history of Lord Krishna and Lord Rama depicted on the walls of the temple.

Chandrabadani Temple: Temple is dedicated to Goddess of Power. Iron trishul and ancient statues of Goddess sati are placed outside the temple. Goddess Sati upper body is dropped accidently by Lord Shiva. Due to this her weapons were scattered at the spot.

Suspension Bridges: These bridges provide clear view of Devprayag. Bridges are laid over Alaknanda and Bhagirathi Rivers.

Kyunkaleshwar Mahadev Temple: This temple belongs to 8th century. Lord Shiva is worshipped here. Other shrines of this temple are Lord Kartikeya and Ganapati. From this place visitors can see snow clad Himalayan Peaks and entire town.

Dashrathshila Temple: It is believed that King Dashrath father of Lord Rama done penance at this place. Shrine is located on the banks of small water stream. This water stream is named after Shanta who was the daughter of King Dashratha.

Nakshatra Vedh Shala: Pt.Chankradhar Joshi established this astronomical observatory in 1946. Collection of 3000 manuscripts from various countries is kept at this place. These are dates back to 17th century.

 

What to see around Devprayag:

Shivpuri: It is located 55kms away from Devprayag. Lord Shiva’s temple is the major attraction of this place. River Rafting Sports are other attraction of this place.

Chamba: It is located 89kms away from Devprayag. This is a popular hill station situated 1676meters above the sea level which is surrounded by deodar trees and dense pine. A clear view of River Bhagirathi and Garhwal Ranges of Himalayas is possible from this place.

Rishikesh: This is the sacred place for the Hindus. It is located at the foothill of the lower Himalayas in Uttarakhand. Lord Vishnu is worshipped here. People believe that visiting this place gives Mukthi after death. It is located 73kms away from Devprayag.

Rajaji National Park: It is located 92kms away from Devprayag. This park covers 3 district of Uttarakhand. Those 3 districts are Pauri Garhwal, Dehradun and Haridwar. Earlier there are 3 sanctuaries namely Rajaji, Motichur and Chilla. Now these are merged as one sanctuary with the name Rajaji National Park. Major fauna attractions of this park are Asian Elephant, leopard, Jungle Cat, Goral, Indian Hare etc. Major flora attractions of this place are acacia, dalbergia, bridelia, terminalia, Adina, Mallotus etc.

Haridwar: It is located 93kms away from Devprayag. This place is a gateway to God. Major attractions of this place are Vaisho Devi Temple, Shravanathji’s temple, Gaurishankar Mahadev Temple, Bharat Mata Mandir, Daksha Mahadev Temple, Mansa Devi Temple, Chandi Devi Temple, Sapt Rishi Ashram.

 

Getting to Devprayag: Devprayag is well connected with road ways. From Kotdwar, Dehradun, Haridwar, Pauri, Uttarkashi, etc buses come to this place. Nearest railway station is located at Rishikesh which is 71kms away from Devprayag. Nearest airport is located at Dehradun which is 91kms away from Devprayag.

 

Getting around Devprayag: Devpragay is a small town. This can be explored on foot. Buses and Taxis are available to visit the surrounding places of Devprayag.

 

Best time to visit Devprayag: Best time to visit this place is between January to June and October to December.

 

Where to stay in Devprayag: Accommodations are available here to stay for the visitors of this place. Lodges, motels, resorts, hotels are available to stay in Devprayag. Yoga sessions conduct every morning in the accommodations of Devprayag.

 

Where to eat in Devprayag: In house restaurants of hotels is the best option to have food. Mainly vegetarian food is available here.

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