One of the five prayags in the state, Devprayag marks the confluence of Alaknanda and Bhagirathi to form the mighty Ganges. This town in the Garhwal Himalayas is surrounded by Giddhanchal Parvat, Dashrathanchal Parvat ...
and Narsinghancal Parvat on three sides that add to the spiritual belongingness to this place. On the Rishikesh - Badrinath highway, this small town is a pioneer of religious belief and the home to the Pundits (Pandas) of Badrinath temple. Singori and Bal Mithai play a very important part in the running of this town as sweet delicacies and numerous options to stay and leisure are available on the banks of Ganges for the one who is traveling around.
What to do around DevPrayag?
Mesmerize in the beauty of the Sangam and how the mighty Ganges forms when Alaknanda and Bhagirathi join hands to become the largest river in the country. Visit the Devprayag village, interact with the localities and be engulfed in the history of the place. Visit the Ragunath temple, Nakshatra Ved Shala, Mata Bhuvaneshwari Temple, Daneshwar Temple. Reach Kaudiyala and Shivpuri for river rafting and kayaking. One of the 51 shakti peethas, the Chandrabadni temple is also a few kilometers away. Devprayag is also the meeting point for travelers moving towards the Char Dhams thus you can always plan to travel further towards Srinagar, Rudraprayag which are main points towards reaching Kedarnath and Badrinath.
Fun Facts about DevPrayag
They say the river Saraswati is mythically a part of this confluence and flows underground until it joins in Mana, Badrinath. Devprayag is divided into three parts : Bah Bazaar, Beech Bazar and Shanti Bazaar. A lot of south Indian priests came along with Adiguru Shankaracharya and the tradition is still followed. Devprayag is also the last prayag of the river Alaknanda and a member of the Panch Prayag Samiti.