Devprayag Sangam -A Divine Raghunath Temple in Uttarakhand

Devprayag Sangam lies in the district of Devprayag, Uttarakhand.  The Devprayag temple is an ancient temple that is devoted to Lord Rama is known as Raghunath Temple. The place Devprayag is also famous for Pinda Daan Ritual among visitors.

Rishikesh To Devprayag

The weather & temperature are favorable around the year & the distance from Rishikesh to Devprayag is only 75 km by road and from Haridwar to Devprayag distance is only 100 km/ 3 hr.

7 Best Places To Visit In Devprayag Sangam

Here is the list of best places to visit in Devprayag that will relish your travel in Devprayag Uttarakhand.

  • Alaknanda And Bhagirathi Rivers Sangam
  • God Rama – Raghunathji Temple
  • Chandrabadani Temple
  • Dashrathshila
  • Kyunkaleshwar Mahadev Temple- Shiva Temple 
  • Suspension Bridges 
  • Teen Dhara

Raghunath Temple in Devprayag 

It is situated at Devprayag, Uttarakhand, the Raghunath temple is among the 108 important ancient temples (Divyadesams) in India.

It is dedicated to Lord Ram (an avatar of Lord Vishnu), the Raghunath temple is situated up on the hill on the conflux of Alaknanda and Bhagirathi rivers which together form the River Ganga.

The temple houses 6 ft tall idol of Lord Ram with his wife Goddess Sita and brother Lakshman.

The temple complex also has small temples of Hanuman, Annapurna Devi, Adi Guru Shankaracharya, and Garuda near the main temple.

Devprayag History                               

The Legends believe that this temple was set up by Adi Guru Shankaracharya in the 8th century which was later expanded by Garhwal Kingdoms. While the locals believe that the temple was first constructed by Raja Jagat Singh of Kullu.

The present structure of the temple is said to be that of 1835, built by Maharaja Gulab Singh, the founder of Jammu and Kashmir which was later carried out by Maharaja Ranbir Singh (the son of Maharaja Gulab Singh) and completed around 1860.

Today the temple is under the administration and maintenance of the Government of Uttarakhand.

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Raghunath Temple Devprayag
Raghunath Temple Devprayag

Devprayag Hotels

  • There are many hotels and guesthouses in Devprayag Uttarakhand from 3 stars to budget hotels, from homestay to camping too. You can book the hotel of Devprayag online too.

Distance Between Rishikesh to Devprayag            

The distance between Rishikesh to Devprayag is only 75 km that takes approx 3 hours from Rishikesh town via Rishikesh Badrinath Highway ( NH 58 ). If you take Gangotri Highway then it will be a long Journey of  135 km.

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 Natural Attractions

Devprayag is located in Tehri Garhwal district of Uttarakhand and is famous for being the Sangam Spot of the two rivers – Alaknanda and Bhagirathi which is beautiful scenery and a holy destination for Hindus.

People with deep religious sentiments visit Devprayag and take bath in the holy confluence of both rivers.

Also, the quiet ambiance, peaceful environment, and eye-catching natural attractions add a plus point to the location. The feel of being in the lap of nature can be truly felt in your visit to Devprayag.

Chandrabadani Devi Temple Dev Prayag
Chandrabadani Devi Temple Dev Prayag

 Things to do Devprayag

Well, there are a lot of things one can enjoy but tourists who want to have some thrilling experience in Devprayag can enjoy the various sporty and adventurous activities like river rafting, camping, cliff jumping, rock climbing, mountaineering, etc. in Devprayag Uttarakhand.

Getting There

Devprayag falls on the way of national highway NH 58 that links New Delhi with Badrinath and Mana Paas and is well connected to roadways

. One can reach Devprayag by taking a cab, sharing a bus, or jeep. Railways are not accessible only up to Rishikesh and Haridwar.

The nearest air connectivity to Devprayag is in Dehradun.

Best Time to Go 

Devprayag is quite a chilled place that can be visited anytime throughout the year. However, summer and winters are best to plan a trip to Devprayag. 

Author

Namaste! I am Om. I am a licensed Tourist Guide ( Approved by Ministry of Tourism, Government of India), I’m originally from Varanasi. Now, I am living in Rishikesh. I set up this blog to share my tips and experiences for traveling to inspire and help you to travel more. Hari Om

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