Devprayag is a small village located on the hills of Tehri, Garhwal District in the state of Uttarakhand, India. It is the final one of the 5 Prayag of River Alaknanda where Alaknanda meets the Bhagirathi river, and after merging, both of the rivers flow on as the Ganga river.
It lies on the National Highway- 58, which connects Delhi with Badrinath and Mana pass. The mesmerising beauty of this Devprayag soothes your soul and attracts a lot of tourists. According to the mythology, it is believed that Lord Rama and King Dushratha meditated here. The ancient and great temple of Raghunathji is the best temple to visit for tourists who have a sincere faith in their hearts. It is claimed that the temple was erected nearly ten thousand years ago and is built of enormous uncemented stones.
The evidence of Lord Rama’s footprints is still there. After killing Ravana, Lord came to the confluence to wash his sins away.
It is a historical place which you will never regret visiting. You’ll surely gain so much knowledge by visiting Devprayag. If you are planning a vacation in Uttarakhand, don’t forget to visit Devprayag. There are a lot of religious places to stay in the town. If you love rafting, you can try it over there in the Ganga river. The view of Devprayag town from the suspension bridges will make you go “WOW”.
How to reach Devprayag?
You can travel by road to Devprayag as buses and taxis are readily available. Unfortunately, there’s no train facility to Devprayag, but the nearest railway station is located at Rishikesh city, situated at a distance of 72 km from Devprayag.
Where to stay in Devprayag?
- Ramkund Resort
The resort is situated on the Pauri road of Devprayag, which offers a charming view for tourists. It has a beautiful balcony from which you can enjoy the river view and feel the soothing sound of the Ganga river. It is a lovely and affordable resort for tourists.
- Banyan by the Ganges
It is situated 9 km from Devprayag city. Banyan by the Ganges is worth visiting as it provides a luxurious experience to the tourists.
What to eat in Devprayag?
This town is not famous for its food, but Singori and Bal mithai are some of the best dishes of Devprayag. Bal Mithai is a sweet dish that is like a Chocolate fudge, and Singori is a traditional sweet made from sweet dried curd. It is served in the form of cones made from mallu leaves.
You can visit Devprayag in any season. The view of the small town is breathtaking in the monsoon season, but as it is all covered with hills, the chances of landslides are high. So if you’re a rain lover, you must visit Devprayag at the end of September.