Devprayag is a popular religious town, situated at a height of 2723 ft in the Tehri Garhwal district of Uttarakhand. The word Devprayag in Sanskrit means the ‘Holy Confluence’. The town is located at the confluence of Alaknanda and Bhagirathi rivers.
During the 7th century, this place was known by different names, Brahmapuri, Brahm Teerth and Srikhand Nagar. Also known as ‘The Gem of Uttarakhand’, the town is named after Dev Sharma, a renowned Hindu sage who lived here.
According to Hindu mythology, Lord Ram and his father, King Dashrath performed penance here. It is also believed that the Pandavas, the mythological characters of the Hindu epic Mahabharata, performed ablutions here, before going to Badrinath.
Tourist Places In And Around Devprayag
This holy town holds the fifth position among the five sacred river confluences, popularly known as the Panch Prayag in the country. The Vishnu Prayag, the Rudra Prayag, the Nand Prayag and the Karn Prayag are the other four.
Besides this, the town is acknowledged for its ancient temples such as the Raghunath Temple, the Chandrabadani Temple and the Dashrathshila Temple. The place is also known for its two Suspension Bridges built over the Bhagirathi river and the Alaknanda river, respectively.
How To Reach Devprayag
Devprayag is easily accessible by road, rail and air. The nearest air base to the destination is the Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun, which has regular flights to New Delhi. Located at a distance of around 94 km is the Haridwar Railway Station, the closest railhead to Devprayag. It is well connected by trains to the main cities of India including Lucknow, Mumbai, New Delhi and Dehradun.
The holy town experiences subtropical climate year-round. The winter season is quite long and chilly, while the summer season is mild and pleasant. Travellers can visit Devprayag throughout the year.