Nandaprayag Travel Guide

A small town which is also one of the Panch Prayags of Uttarakhand is Nand Prayag. Situated at an elevation of 1358 m in the Chamoli district in Garhwal Region, Nanda Prayag has a natural diversity with peace and calm enveloping this sacred site in Uttarakhand. Seated at the confluence of Alaknanda and Nandakini Rivers, Nandprayag is a breathtaking place where a dip in the river flowing through it can cleanse one from all the sins. The two rivers meeting here, Alaknanda that has its origination from Satopanth near Badrinath Dham and the Nandakini River that emerges from the foot of Nanda Devi Peak not only make for a visual treat in Nandprayag but also the main tourist attraction of the place. Nandprayag falls en route the popular pilgrimage site in Uttarakhand, Badrinath, and thus, the devotees performing Badrinath Yatra can also stop by Nandprayag for sightseeing.

A tour to Nandprayag can be an enchanting experience amidst the Himalayas and the splendid sceneries. This pretty town in Chamoli district was once the capital of Yadu kingdom and it was this place where Raja Nanda performed yagna which was later used as the foundation of the major attraction of Nandprayag, Nand Temple. Apart from being an important pilgrimage site in Uttarakhand, Nandprayag is perfect to enjoy a hearty interaction with nature. This unspoiled place is ideal to relish nature walks or simply basking in some beautiful spots. A visitor has a chance to visit the nearby hamlet named as Bangali and get acquainted with the rural lifestyle, rich customs, and beliefs, and of course, witness the natural beauty that this must see place has to offer.

Best Time to Visit Nandaprayag

The best time to visit Nandprayag is during the onset of summers. The climate remains quite pleasant and it is the optimum time to see all that this place has to offer as tourist attractions.

  • Summer

    The temperature ranging between 15°C and 30°C. The summer season is pleasant, and the tourists enjoy their time out in the sun. This season starts from the month of April and lasts until June.

  • Monsoon

    This season remains between the months of August and September and the temperature just below 24°C on an average. The rain rejuvenates the environment and showcases the beauty of the town.

  • Winter

    November marks the beginning of this season and it lasts until February. The temperature dips to a low of 0°C and the maximum is 20°C on a bright sunny day. Else it is chilly in this place during the winter season.

Where to Stay in Nandaprayag?

Nandprayag has few accommodation options in its vicinity. One can just find handful of guesthouses and budget hotels for their stay. These hotels are equipped enough to meet all the basic requirements of the travellers. One can also find more number of staying options in Chamoli, which sits a short distance away from Nandprayag.

How to Reach Nandaprayag?

Nandprayag has an easy access via road, due to its location on the NH-58. Although one can choose airways and railways to reach halfway to Nandprayag, as the last leg of the journey has to be done by roadways.

  • By Air

    Airways is always a comfortable option for travelling but the thing to keep in mind while going to Nandprayag via airways is that the nearest airport is Jolly Grant which is situated in Dehradun about 214 km from here. But then Uttarakhand Government has many intra-state buses to board from Dehradun, also, you can book cabs from Dehradun to reach Nandprayag.

  • By Rail

    The nearest railway stations to Nandprayag are in Rishikesh and Haridwar (195 km). Since the city of Haridwar enjoys a better rail connectivity with major cities in India, it is a good option to take a train till here. From Haridwar to Nandprayag, one can take a bus or book a taxi.

  • By Road

    Nandprayag is connected to many major destinations of Uttarakhand by road. The National Highway 58 connects it with destinations like Ghaziabad. Moreover, there are regular buses that run between Nandprayag and Rishikesh or Srinagar (Garhwal). One can also choose to book cab from various places in Uttarakhand for reaching Nandprayag.

Uttarakhand Travel Information at a Glance