Devprayag Sangam


Devprayag Sangam is the place where the Alaknanda and Bhagirath rivers meet to form the holy river Ganga. Devprayag means godly confluence in Sanskrit. Devprayag is a town in the Tehri Garhwal district, in the state of Uttarakhand, India.


Devprayag Sangam is the place where the Alaknanda and Bhagirath rivers meet to form the holy river Ganga. Devprayag means godly confluence in Sanskrit. Devprayag is a town in the Tehri Garhwal district, in the state of Uttarakhand, India. There are a total 5 prayags in Uttarakhand, and Devprayag is one of them.

There is the temple of Ragunath ji, which is built by huge stones in a pyramidal form and capped by a white cupola. There are four major temples located in Devprayag, which increase the spiritual importance of the place.

The best time to visit the place is in the summer, as it is the all-time favorite place among the explorers. In monsoons, the rivers get polluted by the mud and soil, which somewhere lacks the beauty of nature, and winters are quite cold and freezing.

Why is Devprayag famous?

Devprayag is famous for its beautiful traditions, myths, and mysticism. It is believed that Lord Rama and his father, King Dasharath, perform penance here, and the main temple of the town is Rajunathji Temple, which is dedicated to Lord Rama. Devprayag is the place where the two holy rivers, Alaknanda and Bhagirathi, merge and become the Ganga.

History of Devprayag

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In 1803, the whole town of Devprayag was destroyed by a massive earthquake. There is an ancient Rgunathji temple that is believed to be 10,000 years old.

Devprayag is also the abode of the late Acharya, Pundit Chakradhar Joshi, a scholar of astronomy and astronomy who set up an observatory called 'Nakshatra Vedh Shala' in 1946.

The well-equipped observatory has two telescopes and several books that show different research conducted in the field of astronomy.

How to reach Devprayag Sangam

There are many ways in which you can easily reach Devprayag. You can hire a taxi or take a vehicle on rent.

  • By Air: The nearest airport to reach Devprayag is Jolly Grant Airport, just 21 km away from Rishikesh, and from the Rishikesh bus station, you can take a bus to reach there or you can hire a taxi.
  • By Railway: The nearest railway station is at Rishikesh itself. But it is a small railway station that is not connected by a big train. You can take a train up to Haridwar Railway Junction because it is very well connected with the major cities of India.
  • By Road: Devprayag is well connected with the roads; it lies on the national highway NH58, which connects Delhi with Badrinath. Rishikesh is the starting point for the road journey to Devprayag, from where you can also take regular buses that run daily on the route to Devprayag. The total distance from Rishikesh to Devprayag is 74 km by road.
    Rishikesh-Devprayag, 74 km
    Devprayag-SSrinagar 34 km
    Haridwar-Rishikesh, 24 km

Devprayag Weather

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The weather in Devprayag is clear and cold. The minimum and maximum temperature vary from 7 degrees to 20 degrees. We recommend you wear light woolen clothes as it is cold throughout the day.

Stays near Devprayag

  1. Moteldev: This property offers all the modern facilities to their entire guest, and you can also avail of recreational activities like yoga and trekking. You can also go on a village safari here.

  2. The Ramkund Resort: The hotel provides beautiful interiors and exteriors to all of its guests. Also, the staff at this place is very cordial.

  3. Hotel Chakasha Govindam: This property offers a hygienic and comfortable place for its guests. A 24/7 help desk facility is also available here. The stays here are very budget-friendly.

Other Panch Prayags

There are a total 5 Prayags in Uttarakhand.

  • Vishnuprayag: It is the first place in Uttarakhand where the Alaknanda and Dhauliganga rivers meet. It is located in the Chamoli district. Its name is on behalf of Lord Vishnu, reflecting the belief that it is a place where the sage Narada meditated and offered to worship God Vishnu after Vishnu appeared before him.

  • Nandaprayag: Nandaprayag is situated in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand; it is a town and also a nagar panchayat. It comes in second place after Vishnuprayag. In this sangam, Alaknanda and the Nandakini River meet and form Alaknanda.

  • Karnaprayag: Karnaprayag is a municipal board and a town in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand. It comes at the third number in five prayers. In this sangam, the Pindar River and the Alaknanda River meet and form the Alaknanda River again. It is situated at an elevation of 2820 feet.

  • Rudraprayag: Rudraprayag is a city in Rudraprayag district. It is named after Lord Shiva, ‘Rudra’. Here, the Alaknanda River and the Mandakini River meet and again form the Alaknanda River. The town is known for revered temples and pristine natural beauty. This is the place from which the routes of Kedarnath Dham and Badrinath Dham get separated. You can also visit Dhari Devi temple and Kartik Swami temple, which lie at Rudraprayag.

  • Devprayag: After the four prayags, Devprayag comes at the end, where the Alaknanda and Bhagirathi Rivers meet and form the Ganga. It is situated in the Tehri Garhwal district. The best time to visit Devprayag is in the summer, and you can also take a holy bath in this sangam.


  • Altitude of Devprayag: 830 meters above sea level.
  • Best time to visit Devprayag: You can visit Devprayag anytime during the year, but November to April would be the best time to visit Devprayag due to the crystal-clear water.
  • Things to do in Devprayag: visit Ganga Arti in the evening and the Raghunath Ji temple.
  • The nearest airport: Jollygrant Airport.
  • The nearest railway station: Rishikesh Railway Station.
  • Rishikesh to Devprayag distance: 72km (2 hours, 20 minutes).
  • Devprayag Ganga Arti timing: 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Is non-veg and alcohol banned in Devprayag: Devprayag is a holy place, so non-veg and alcohol are not allowed there.
  • Is Devprayag on the way to Kedarnath Yes, Devprayag is on the way to Kedarnath.