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Panch Prayag of Uttarakhand

Panch Prayag refers to the collection of the 5 holy confluences that takes place in the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand. These holy meeting points are Vishnuprayag, Karnaprayag, Rudraprayag, Nandprayag and Devprayag. People from far and wide make it a point to at least visit these holy spots during their Chardham Yatra since taking a dips from here is said to cleanse all the sins of the devotee and grant them salvation or Moksha. Our Panch Prayag packages include holy visits to all these sites of worship at the best available rates for a divine sacred experience. Take a trip to these centres of deep spiritualism and we guarantee that you will come back a more refreshed individual.

The roaring Ganga river which is divided into 12 different streams meet up at these confluence points to finally form the holy ganga river which is loved, respected and worshipped throughout north India. Each of our Panch Prayag packages are designed keeping in mind the value this place holds to Hindu devotees. We aim at making your Yatra to these Prayags a fruitful one by providing you with some of the most well curated, comfortable and smooth journeys. Here you can bathe at the Ghats safely and offer your prayer at the temple nearby.


The celestial town of Devprayag is positioned at an elevation of 830 meters above sea level. Devprayag is the last Prayag or the holy confluence of the Alaknanda River, from here that the confluence of Alaknanda and Bhagirathi River is known as Ganga.

The town is the seat of the pundits of Badrinath Dham. The meaning of Devprayag is Godly confluence as “Dev” man’s god and “Prayag” means confluence.


Bedecked on the confluence of river Alaknanda and the Pindari River, Karnaprayag is one of the Panch Prayag or the ‘five confluences’ of river Alaknanda. This holy town is situated at an average elevation of 1,451 meters above sea level. The toy town of Karnaprayag is also known as ‘The City of Karna of Mahabharata’. It is famous for connecting the Garhwal region with the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand via NH 109.


Nandpryg is a small town located at the sacred confluence of the Alaknanda and Nandakini River. The source of Alaknanda River is Satopanth near Badrinath Dham and Nandakini River emerges from the foot of the Nanda Devi Peak.

It is believed that a holy dip in the confluence of Nandprayag is capable of washing all the sins.



The famed town of Rudraprayag is named after the Rudra avatar of Lord Shiva. This heavenly town is encircled by the emerald lakes, glaciers, foaming rivers and silver streams. 

The pristine town of Rudraprayag is nestled on the holy confluence of Alaknanda and Mandakini rivers, at 34 km from Srinagar (Garhwal). It is perched at an average elevation of 895 metres about 2,936 feet above sea level.

Rudraprayag is one of the Panch Prayag or five confluences of Alaknanda River. Rudraprayag is blessed with nature’s bounty, the climate of which depends upon the height of the region.


Bedecked on the holy confluence of Alaknanda and Dhauliganga rivers, Vishnuprayag is a bijou city tucked at 1,372 metres above sea level in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand. The riveting Vishnuprayag is the first one among the Panch Prayags, the other four being Nandaprayag, Karnaprayag, Rudraprayag  and Devprayag according to descending order of river.

It is here that the mighty river Alaknanda also known as ‘Vishnu Ganga‘ blends with the river Dhauliganga that flows from the Niti Valley. There is also a suspension bridge which helps the visitors to cross the surging Alaknanda River.

The Panch Prayag of Uttarakhand traces the route carved by Alaknanda River when it leaves its Himalayan abode from Satopanth glacier. It is joined by Dhauliganga River at Vishnuprayag, near Joshimath. Nandaprayag is the second confluence in cascading sequence, where Alaknanda River is joined by Nandakini River.  

The third confluence of Alaknanda River is at Karnaprayag, where the tragic hero of Mahabharata, Karna, did penance to please Sun God. Here, Pindar River joins Alaknanda. Rudraprayag is the fourth confluence between Alaknanda and Mandakini River. The fifth and final union takes place at Devprayag where Alaknanda River joins Bhagirathi forming river Ganges, which flows down to the plains.


Panch Prayag is visited by pilgrims and devotees when partaking in Char Dham Yatra.  Many Char Dham Yatra packages include visit to Panch Prayag in their itinerary. Devprayag is the holiest of all the Panch Prayag and is situated at the confluence of Alaknanda and Bhagirathi rivers known as Sangam. Char Dham pilgrimage along with Panch Prayag are always good for popularizing Uttarakhand tourism.

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