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About Devprayag

Devprayag is considered the holiest of all the five confluences or Panch Prayag in Devbhoomi Uttarakhand. Located 70 kilometers away from Rishikesh, Devprayag is the last point of confluence for Alaknanda River with River Bhagirathi before it descends into the northern plains rechristened as holy River Ganga. Devprayag is a holy town and Nagar Panchayat in Tehri Garhwal district of Uttarakhand off Rishikesh- Badarinath Highway. Devprayag roughly translates into ’Godly Confluence’ as the Sanskrit meaning of Devprayag is DEV= God/Godly + Prayag= Meeting/Confluence.

About Devprayag

According to mythology, the presence and confluence of another mythical river Saraswati along with these two rivers at Devprayag is also highly revered by devotees and local residents. River Saraswati originates from the base of Shri Raghunathji of Raghunathji Temple in Devprayag.

History of Devprayag

According to legend, it is considered that Devprayag got its name from sage Devsharma who led an ascetic life in the region spending his days in mediation in search of God. It is believed he got a glance at the almighty who blessed him and thus Devprayag received its name. Devprayag is a sacred point for Hindu devotees as the two holy rivers Alaknanda and Bhagirathi merge in the region as well as for the temple of Raghunathji dating back ten thousand years being constructed by giant loose stones and rocks on a tableland in the village of Raghunathji.

According to folklore, Lord Rama and his father King Dashrath are believed to have conducted penance in Devprayag for quite some time. It is also the seat or hometown of Badarinath priests known as ‘Pandas’ who spent 2-3 months in Devprayag when the temple of Badarinath is closed. Adjacent to the confluence are the lingams of Tondeshwar and Dhaneshwar Mahadev.

Geography of Devprayag

Located at an altitude of 830 meters above sea level, Devprayag is posited at an angle of 30.146315° N 78.598251° E.  Devprayag’s scenic beauty is breathtaking as the region is flanked by Dashrathanchal Parvat, Giddhanchal Parvat and Narsinghanchal Parvat on three sides.

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Devprayag is segmented into three portions; Bah Bazar (in Pauri Garhwal region/district), Beech Bazar (descending till Highway 58) and Shanti Bazar (near bus stand of Devprayag).

The weather of Devprayag is temperate with heavy rainfall during monsoon when the roads become flooded and blocked by landslides. The falsh floods of  2013 wreaked heavy damage to the roads and entire region in Devprayag.

Tourism in Devprayag

On a trip to Devprayag, a visit to Raghunathji Temple is highly recommended as the temple is ten thousand years old erected from massive rocks and stones over a tableland in a village on the upper part of the town. The temple shaped in the form of a pyramid with white cupola and a golden ball with a spire is dedicated to Lord Rama who performed self mortification at Devprayag. At Rama Kund located close to the temple, Lord Rama’s footprints are preserved and worshipped by residents and devotees.  River Saraswati is considered to have originated in Devprayag from Raghunathji’s feet before it merges with the other two rivers. Within the premises of Raghunathji Temple, temples of Lord Hanuman, Garud,  Annapurna and Shankaracharya are also housed.

At the confluence points of the two rivers, two basins namely Brahma Kund on River Bhagirathi and Vashisht Kund on River Alaknanda are revered by devotees to wash away their sins.

The region in Baitalshila in Devprayag is considered as holy because it is believed by locals that a bath or dip in the river here can cure leprosy.

Visit to Chandrabadni Temple is also worthy on a trip to Devprayag as it is considered as one of the ‘Peeths’ (51 Peeths where Goddess Sati’s body parts are scattered across India) where Goddess Sati’s torso alighted when Lord Shiva was carrying her on his shoulders in an enraged avatar.

Dahsrathshala Peak/Rock in Devprayag is dedicated to King Dashrath who performed penance in the region and located very close to this spot is a small stream like formation dedicated to the king’s daughter Shanta which descends from the peak considered sacred.

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Maa Bhuvaneshwari Temple dedicated to Goddess Durga in Pundal village close to Devprayag, Danda Naggaraja Temple (Lord of Snakes), Dhaneshwar Temple, Surya Kund, Temples of Lord Bhairava, Durga, Visheshwara, King Bharat and Bhushandi, Pushyamal Tirth, Pushpavatika and Indradyumna Tirth are notable religious shrines in Devprayag region.

Besides, the natural beauty of Devprayag with the snow capped peaks of Himalayas make a heavenly sight which attracts tourists in numbers all year round to this region.

Best Time to Visit Devprayag

Devprayag’s climate is favorable all year round making it suitable for visit at all times; however it is advisable to avoid visiting the area during monsoon.

Hotels in Devprayag

The Ramkund Resort
Address: NH 58, Pauri Road, Devprayag
Ph no:  NA
Tariff: INR 3,500 onwards

V Resorts Pauri
Address: Devprayag Road, Pauri Garhwal
Pauri, Uttarakhand-246001
Ph no: 08130777222
Tariff: INR 3,834-INR 8,328

The Glasshouse on the Ganges
Address: Near 23rd Milestone, Rishikesh-Badarinath Road
Tehri Garhwal, Gular Dogi, Uttarakhand-249303
Ph no: 09412076420
Tariff: INR 12,916 onwards

Raga on the Ganges- an Amritara Resort

Address: 35th Milestone, Devprayag Road, Tehri Garhwal
Rishikesh, Uttarakhand-249192
Ph no: 08193963000
Tariff: INR 8130 onwards

Swasteek Resort
Address: Swasteek Camp, Pauri Devprayag Road
Pauri, Uttarakhand-246192
Ph no: 09557558545
Tariff: NA

Mumukshu Resort

Address: Devprayag Road, Pauri Garhwal
Pauri, Uttarakhand-246001
Ph no: 07536022996
Tariff: NA

Chanakya Resort
Address: Rishikesh Badarinath Highway
Shivpuri, Uttarakhand-249192
Ph no: 08954179353
Tariff: INR 2900 onwards

GMVN Tourist Bungalow
Address: Devprayag, Uttarakhand-249301
Ph no: 01378-266013
Tariff: NA

How to Reach Devprayag

Devprayag can be accessed via air from Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun at a distance of 116 kilometers whereas the town can be accessed via rail route from Rishikesh and Haridwar Railway Stations, 74 and 98 kilometers away.

Devprayag is also connected via NH 58 with Delhi, Badarinath and Mana Pass near Indo-Tibet border in Uttarakhand. Devprayag lies on NH 58 enroute Badarinath from Delhi through Haridwar and Rishikesh via Joshimath. Regular buses and private taxis ply from Rishikesh to Devprayag.

Distance of Devprayag from Major Cities and Towns

Rishikesh- Devprayag: 74 kilometers
Haridwar- Devprayag: 24 kilometers
Srinagar- Devprayag: 34 kilometers
Shivpuri- Devprayag: 55 kilometers
Rudraprayag-Devprayag: 69 kilometers
Joshimath- Devprayag: 182 kilometers
Badarinath- Devprayag: 226 kilometers
Delhi- Devprayag: 298 kilometers
Pauri- Devprayag: 45.8 kilometers
Dehradun- Devprayag: 117 kilometers
Karnaprayag- Devprayag: 99 kilometers
Barkot- Devprayag: 152 kilometers
Lansdowne- Devprayag: 124 kilometers
Chamoli- Devprayag: 137 kilometers
Uttarkashi- Devprayag: 137 kilometers

Tourist Places near Devprayag

Devprayag is renowned for religious tourist spots in the region; however there are other tourist spots near Devprayag worthy visiting.

Two suspension bridges, namely erected on river Alaknanda and Bhagirathi in Devprayag offer spectacular view of the region. The confluence of the two rivers from the two bridges looks divine.

Kyunkaleshwar Mahadev Temple built in 8th Century by Adi Shankaracharya in Pauri Garhwal district of Devprayag is a revered shrine. Lord Shiva with his companion Goddess Parvati resides within the temple along with deities of Kartikeya and Ganapati. The temple offers stupendous views of Alaknanda valley along with the snow covered Himalayan peaks in the backdrop. The temple comes alive during Mahashivratri.

Agrakhal village in Tehri Garhwal district of Uttarakhand off State Highway is famous for the panoramic view of Gauri Danda peak offered from the region at an elevation of 1820 meters.

Karnaprayag located close to Devprayag is also famous for being one of the Panch Prayag or river confluences with Karna Temple and Uma Devi Temple as notable religious spots.

Emergencies in Devprayag

Devprayag has a police Chauki and medical stores to deal with basic emergencies but the town does not have a fire station or an ambulance service or blood banks.

Given below is a list of emergencies:

Police Station in Devprayag

Police Chauki
Address: Bah Bazar Pul, Devprayag, Pauri
Ph no: 01378-266009

Healthcare in Devprayag

Devprayag does not have a government hospital and locals need to visit Srinagar, Pauri Garhwal and Rishikesh to access advanced healthcare facilities.

Given below is a list of hospitals:

HNBS Hospital
Address: Srikot, Ganganali, Pauri Garhwal
Srinagar, Uttarakhand-246174
Ph no: 01346-244701

Nirmal Ashram Hospital
Address: Mayakund, Rishikesh
Ph no: 0135-2430942

Bharadwaj Hospital
Address: 288, Haridwar Road, Mayakund
Rishikesh, Uttarakhand-249201
Ph no: 0135-2432155

Government Hospital Rishikesh

Address: Manvendra Nagar, Rishikesh
Ph no: NA

Chemists in Devprayag

Banderwal Medikoz
Address: Pauri Bazar, Pauri
Ph no: 07895142212/09690310455

Bharat Medical Store
Address: Pauri HO, Upper Bazar
Pauri, Uttarakhand-246001
Ph no: NA

Sushil Medical Store
Address: Methana Ghat, Pauri HO
Pauri, Uttarakhand
Ph no: NA

Ptadhanji Ka Ghar
Address: Devprayag, Uttarakhand
Ph no: 01378-230309

Utilities and Services in Devprayag

Devprayag offers some basic public services to its residents, although it cannot offer some other utilities to them for which they need to visit other areas to avail these public services:

Given below is a list of utilities and services:

Post Offices in Devprayag

Dakhana Post Office
Address: Bah Bazar Pul, Devprayag
Ph no: 1800 11 2011

Gas Service in Devprayag

Chandrabadni Gas Service (INDANE)
Address: Tehri- Devprayag Road, Tehri Garhwal
Uttarakhand- 249301
Ph no: 01376-247470/09336247247

Banks in Devprayag

Punjab National Bank
Address: Bah Bazar Pul, Devprayag
Ph no: 1800 180 2222
IFSC Code: PUNB0062500
MICR Code: 249024152
Branch Code: 062500

State Bank of India
Address: Nahsain, Tehri Garhwal
Ph no: 01368-227005
IFSC Code: SBIN0008230
MICR Code: 246002166
Branch Code: 008230

Union Bank of India

Address: NH 58, Srinagar
Ph no: 01346-253429
IFSC Code: UBIN0552607
Branch Code: 552607

Petrol Pumps in Devprayag

Petrol Pump
Address: Maletha, Tehri Garhwal
Ph no: NA

Petrol Pump
Address: Haridwar Road, Mayakund
Rishikesh, Uttarakhand-249201
Ph no: NA

Devprayag Fact Files

Town: Devprayag
District: Tehri Garhwal
State: Uttarakhand
Population: 2144
Altitude: 830 meters
Languages spoken: Garhwali, Hindi
Weather: Temperate and cool
Pin Code: 249301
STD Code: 01378

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