Devprayag Travel Guide

Considered as one of the most sacred places in Uttarakhand, Devprayag is situated at an elevation of 830 m above the sea level. The town comes under the district of Tehri Garhwal and its name has been derived from Sanskrit, Dev means God and Prayag means confluence. Thus, the meaning of Devprayag is 'Godly Confluence.' Moreover, Devprayag is a place where there is the important rivers of Uttarakhand, Alaknanda and Bhagirathi confluence to form an even more significant and popular river, Ganga.

Devprayag is a small town and is also a Nagar Panchayat. The place is also a part of Panch Prayag and has an immense significance in the hearts of Hindu devotees.

According to Hindu mythology, it is said that Lord Rama and King Dasharatha used to perform self-mortification here in Devprayag. The town is dotted with several big and small temples and is adorned by the encircling high mountains and the view of majestic Dasharatha Chal Peak.

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Best time to visit Devprayag

There is no specific season in which the town experiences more visitors. Tourists visit this place throughout the year because of its sacred value and beautiful surroundings. Though the summer season is considered as the most suitable time to plan a trip.

  • Summer

    The summer climate in Devprayag is quite pleasant. The temperature is recorded as moderate and it ranges from 18°C to 31°C. Months of April to June are considered as the summer spell in Devprayag. This time period is perfect to plan your holidays here if you don;t want to carry heavy clothes or doesn't want to get drenched like one does in the monsoons.

  • Monsoon

    The season of monsoon starts in July and ends in September. Monsoon in Devprayag is not a kind of season meant for touring the town because of heavy rainfall and road blockage. Irrespective of this, a number of tourists visit here to explore the rejuvenated sight of the town. However, it is advised to check the weather forecast before planning a trip here during monsoon.

  • Winter

    Another ideal season to plan vacation here with your family or friends is winter. The month of October marks the onset of the season of winter which lasts until March. The temperature during these months remains extremely cold and sometimes it might fall to 0°C and below. However, you can get to see the beautiful scenic views of town during this time period which attracts a number of tourists.

Top Tourist Attractions around Devprayag

The town is known for its immense spiritual significance and is a part of Panch Prayags. Here you can get to see numbers shrines which are the major tourist places in the town.

  • Suspension Bridges

    Amongst the famous tourist destinations, the bridges are constructed over the Alaknanda and Bhagirathi Rivers. The view of the water underneath appears green in color, which is quite a sight to witness from the bridge.

  • Kyun Kaleshwar Mahadev Temple

    Built by Adi Shankaracharya, the founder of Advaita Vedanta, Kyun Kaleshwar Temple is a popular tourist destination in Devalgarh. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and has deities of Goddess Parvati, Lord Ganesha, and Lord Kartikeya as well.

  • Raghunath Temple

    Counted as one of the best tourist places in the whole district of Tehri, Raghunath temple is devoted to Lord Rama. Here you can also find sculptures of Goddess Sita and Lord Lakshman. This holy shrine was built by Raja Jagat Singh

  • Chandrabadani Temple

    Dedicated to Goddess of Power, the temple offers the glimpse of the Kedarnath, Badrinath, and Surkanda Peaks. Moreover, one can also have a glance at the statue of Goddess Sati inside the temple.

  • Dashrath Shila Temple

    Another Hindu temple in town, Dashrath Shila Temple is located at the bank of the scintillating stream, Shanta. It is said that Shanta was the daughter of King Dasaratha.

Where to Stay in Devprayag?

Devprayag has well-maintained accommodation facilities for the visitors. There are few hotels near Kyun Kaleshwar Mahadev Temple, Suspension Bridges, Dashrath Shila Temple, and in its nearby town Pantgaon. All the hotels at the place offer mediocre services but are willing to fulfill basic needs of their guests. One can also find accommodation in the nearby Rishikesh, which is of course replete with a variety of hotels and ashrams. The place also has tent accommodation as well as jungle resorts that keep the staying experience quite fun here.

How to Reach Devprayag?

Devprayag does not have its own airport or railway station. Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun and Rishikesh and Haridwar are the nearest airport and railway stations from Devprayag respectively. The place is also well connected through road from major cities of Uttarakhand.

  • By Air

    The nearest airport from Devprayag is Jolly Grant Airport which is in Dehradun and is 89 km away from the town. From the airport, there are taxi and buses available for Devprayag.

  • By Rail

    The town does not have its own railway station. Thus, Rishikesh and Haridwar have the nearest railway stations from the town which are located at a distance of around 72 and 97 km away from Devprayag respectively. One has to take a taxi or bus from the two places to reach Devprayag.

  • By Road

    Reaching Devprayag by this means of transport is easy. The town is well-connected with the cities and towns of Uttarakhand. Moreover, traveling by bus is the most economical means to reach Devprayag. Cab service from Dehradun and Haridwar is also available, and offer a direct and comfortable way of reaching Devprayag.

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