Ganga-Sacred confluence of river Alaknanda & Bhagirathi RIvers

Ganga-Sacred confluence of river Alaknanda & Bhagirathi RIvers

Ganga-Sacred confluence of river Alaknanda & Bhagirathi RIvers
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  • Sridhar
    Eden Prairie, Minnesota385 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Memorable!
    It is a spectacular sight to see two rivers with distinct colors combine to become river Ganga. Get here early in the morning(right after an early breakfast) for an enriched experience. Stop roadside to get an ariel view of the confluence and then walk down to the bathing ghat to enjoy the dip in the cold and refreshing water. Get spectacular views of the Bhagirathi river form the suspension bridge on the way to the bathing ghat. Just a fantastic and experience! Take time to visit the Raghunath temple while visiting the bathing ghat. Changing station/areas are available at the bathing ghat.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 18 July 2023
  • Vaishali
    Mumbai, India39 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Breathtaking rivers confluence where great Gangamaiya is formed.
    This place is breathtaking, driving from Rishikesh is a 2 hour drive. Be prepare to go down many steps and cross the bridge, once you go to the lowest part you have access to the river. This is the place where the two Himalayan rivers, Bhagirathi (coming from Gangotri) & Alaknanda (coming from Badrinath) merge to form a single river & take the name Ganga. The calm waters of Alaknanda meet the gushing waters of Bhagirathi here. Though the place is of great religious significance,the Sangam point is not crowded (but could be if you are travelling on a special religious festival). The confluence can be seen from the main Highway, the Badrinath-Rishikesh road,& it looks beautiful from there as well,but one must also go down at the exact Sangam (confluence point).
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 30 March 2024
  • JaideepBatabyal
    Gurugram (Gurgaon), India86 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice experience at Devprayag
    Devprayag is the confluence of two rivers Bhagirathi and Aloknanda together forming Ganga. The place is very sacred and very nice. One can spend hours sitting near the confluence and enjoy the serenity of the place. The sound of Bhagirathi is quiet energetic. It has been a lifetime experience and one must pay visit to this place. We have taken taxi from Haridwar to Devprayag and it costs us Rs. 3500 and 3.5hrs each way. One can either make a day trip or can stay for 1 night. However not too many good place to stay. Stairs are many so a bit of a struggle for aged person. You can also feed the fishes in the river. Raghunath temple is near by and one can visit and pay homage. However have to climb around 80 Stairs to reach. Overall very nice place and worth visiting.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 20 April 2024
  • sanju_222323
    New Jersey15,958 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    These Prayags are not just a religious shrine but also a testament to the beauty of mother nature.
    if you are planning to go all the way to Sangam Point, its too many stairs, and ascent/descent is too much but still I will not say/stop one going down. It's a religious belief. These Prayags are not just a religious shrine but also a testament to the beauty of mother nature. Hidden in the lap of the Himalayas, these religious sites are some of the most pristine natural sites in Uttarakhand. Devprayag is the most significant confluence in Panch Prayag. It is a location where the River Alaknanda meets Bhagirathi after coming down from Vishnuprayag, Nandprayag, Karnaprayag, and Rudraprayag to form the sacred River Ganga. Here the Bhagirathi from Gaumukh & the Alaknanda from Satopanth unite and for most Indians, this confluence is no less holy than the Sangam at Allahabad. Lord Laxman and Lord Ram, according to popular belief, performed intense penance there. This was done to express their remorse for Brahmahatya of Ravana, who was Brahman. Devotees take a bath and pray here and at other Panch Prayags before continuing their journey to Chota Chardham. The entire town was destroyed in the earthquake in 1803 and was restored soon.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 12 May 2024
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sanju_222323
New Jersey15,958 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
if you are planning to go all the way to Sangam Point, its too many stairs, and ascent/descent is too much but still I will not say/stop one going down. It's a religious belief.

These Prayags are not just a religious shrine but also a testament to the beauty of mother nature. Hidden in the lap of the Himalayas, these religious sites are some of the most pristine natural sites in Uttarakhand.

Devprayag is the most significant confluence in Panch Prayag. It is a location where the River Alaknanda meets Bhagirathi after coming down from Vishnuprayag, Nandprayag, Karnaprayag, and Rudraprayag to form the sacred River Ganga.

Here the Bhagirathi from Gaumukh & the Alaknanda from Satopanth unite and for most Indians, this confluence is no less holy than the Sangam at Allahabad.
Lord Laxman and Lord Ram, according to popular belief, performed intense penance there. This was done to express their remorse for Brahmahatya of Ravana, who was Brahman.

Devotees take a bath and pray here and at other Panch Prayags before continuing their journey to Chota Chardham. The entire town was destroyed in the earthquake in 1803 and was restored soon.
Written 12 May 2024
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JaideepBatabyal
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India86 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Devprayag is the confluence of two rivers Bhagirathi and Aloknanda together forming Ganga. The place is very sacred and very nice. One can spend hours sitting near the confluence and enjoy the serenity of the place. The sound of Bhagirathi is quiet energetic. It has been a lifetime experience and one must pay visit to this place. We have taken taxi from Haridwar to Devprayag and it costs us Rs. 3500 and 3.5hrs each way. One can either make a day trip or can stay for 1 night. However not too many good place to stay. Stairs are many so a bit of a struggle for aged person. You can also feed the fishes in the river. Raghunath temple is near by and one can visit and pay homage. However have to climb around 80 Stairs to reach. Overall very nice place and worth visiting.
Written 21 April 2024
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Vaishali
Mumbai, India39 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
This place is breathtaking, driving from Rishikesh is a 2 hour drive. Be prepare to go down many steps and cross the bridge, once you go to the lowest part you have access to the river. This is the place where the two Himalayan rivers, Bhagirathi (coming from Gangotri) & Alaknanda (coming from Badrinath) merge to form a single river & take the name Ganga. The calm waters of Alaknanda meet the gushing waters of Bhagirathi here. Though the place is of great religious significance,the Sangam point is not crowded (but could be if you are travelling on a special religious festival). The confluence can be seen from the main Highway, the Badrinath-Rishikesh road,& it looks beautiful from there as well,but one must also go down at the exact Sangam (confluence point).
Written 31 March 2024
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Bidhen B
United Kingdom8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
The most spiritual place I have ever been to so far. The drive can be challenging but it’s worth it once you get there.
Written 2 December 2023
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plpalani
Mumbai, India1,603 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
This is the last of the five confluences in Uttarakand and is located at Devprayag.
One needs to walk down 216 steps from the road and 108 steps from Raghunathji temple.
While returning one can go via the foot bridge and climb up only slopes.
After this confluence of Bhagirathi ( clean light blue water) and Alaknanda ( slightly muddy) Ganga gets it name.
The colours of both rivers is very visible.
Holyto have a dip in this Orayag
Written 21 October 2023
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Sridhar
Eden Prairie, MN385 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
It is a spectacular sight to see two rivers with distinct colors combine to become river Ganga. Get here early in the morning(right after an early breakfast) for an enriched experience. Stop roadside to get an ariel view of the confluence and then walk down to the bathing ghat to enjoy the dip in the cold and refreshing water. Get spectacular views of the Bhagirathi river form the suspension bridge on the way to the bathing ghat. Just a fantastic and experience! Take time to visit the Raghunath temple while visiting the bathing ghat. Changing station/areas are available at the bathing ghat.
Written 18 July 2023
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SundarTraveller
Mumbai, India439 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
The confluence is a sight to watch. Taking a dip in the cold water relieves you if all misery in a sense.....
Beautiful sight to see 2 mighty rivers Bhagirathi and Alakananda to form the Ganga river.....
Written 5 June 2023
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weyeskay w
93 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
Amazing place to see the confluence. The Bhaghirathi befitting the description in the itihasa and Puranas, and Alakananda with the unfathomable depth merging with clear distinction in colour. Aerial view from the road is not to be missed. Getting to the ghat can be a challenge to the aged.
Written 31 January 2023
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praveenavrur
Bengaluru, India46 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
Confluence of Alakananda and Bagirathi rivers , One Green and another in brown color. This is the point where these two rivers converge and become Ganga River, the sacred and mightiest of all rivers in world. Good Place to visit, we have to go down about 1 km to reach the Prayag point.
Written 14 October 2022
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Arun K
Nagpur District, India3,376 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Couples
Amazing confluence of river Bhagirathi with Alaknanda to form Holy Ganga, mother of all rivers.
Very serene place , where two rivers ( coming from different directions) merge with each other to form Holy Ganga. The place of sangam is very safe in seasons other than rainy , where you can sit & enjoy the beauty of sangam of two river currents with different colour shades.
A pilgrimage point on Rishikesh-Badrinath route.
Dev Prayag literally means “ Holy Confluence”
A must visit place ,
Written 11 August 2022
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