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Dilip S
Vadodara, India1,122 contributions
Most Pious Confluence
Mar 2020
I reached Devprayag at 1645 on 9th March . Here is a confluence of Alaknanda and Bhagirathi rivers . Only after this place , both the rivers discard their own identities and the resulting river is known as Ganga .
Though according to Hindu mythology and culture , Bhagirathi is considered the source stream of Ganga , hydrologically Alaknanda is considered the source stream of Ganga on account of its greater length and discharge . Alaknanda and its tributaries have a total length of about 664.5 km , whereas Bhagirathi and its tributaries have about 456.5 km total length .
Alaknanda rises in the southern Himalayas on the Indian side of the Tibet border , at the confluence of Bhagirath Kharak and Satopanth Glaciers . It receives Sarasvati River as a tributary at Mana , 21 km from Tibet . Saraswati River emerges from Tara Glacier and travels through V-shaped gorges within moraines . Three km below Mana , Alaknanda flows past the Hindu pilgrimage centre of Badrinath .
At Badrinath , Rishi Ganga River meets Alaknanda .
Further downwards , it moves through narrow valleys and meets with the Ghrit Ganga ( right - bank tributary ) near Hanumanchatti and further goes downwards to Pandukeshwar and joined by Bhyunder Ganga ( left - bank tributary ) , which originates in the Valley of Flowers .
At Govindghat , Laxman Ganga River meets Alaknanda .
Panch Prayag
Several rivers in the Garhwal region merge with the Alaknanda at places called prayag or ' holy confluence of rivers '. These are :
Vishnuprayag , Nandaprayag , Karnaprayag , Rudraprayag and Devprayag .
After a short distance from Rudraprayag ,it enters into a very wide valley near Srinagar, Garhwal, formed due to damming of the river mouth near Kirtinagar because of paleo-landslide . Further downwards , river travels in a somewhat wide valley and meets Bhagirathi at Devprayag , and Alaknanda officially becomes Ganga .
The Alaknanda river is one of the best for river rafting in the world due to its high rafting grade .
Bhagirathi River originates from snout ( Gaumukh ) of Gangotri Glacier , which is the largest valley glacier originating from the western face of Chaukhumba massif and flow north - west to Gaumukh through a broad U-shaped valley. After Gaumukh , river reaches Gangotri town where it meets with Kedar Ganga ( right - bank tributary ) from where it travels further downwards in deep gorge and meets with Jadh Ganga ( right - bank tributary ) at Bhaironghati . Further downwards , it travels to Harshil , and after crossing the Bhagirathi Granite it enters into a wide valley developed due to paleo-landslide near Jhala . Within the wide valley , Bhagirathi meets with Jalandhari Gad ( right - bank tributary ) near Harshil and Siyan Gad ( left - bank tributary ) near Jhala . Further downwards , Bhagirathi River travels through deep gorge and reaches Bhatwari crossing Vaikrita Thrust near Gangnani . Bhagirathi River crosses the MCT near Sainj and comes to Maneri village and further downwards to Uttarkashi where it meets with Aasi Ganga ( right – bank tributary ) . Further downwards , it travels through Dharasu , Chinyalisaur to old Tehri town where it meets with Bhilangana ( left - bank tributary ) , and now these areas have been submerged due to the construction of Tehri Dam Reservoir . Bhilangana itself rises at the foot of the Khatling Glacier south of Gaumukh and joins by Balganga at Ghansali . From Tehri , the Bhagirathi travels through Himalaya to reach Devprayag where it meets with Alakhnanda .
Bhagirathi river flows from its source for 205 km before meeting Alaknanda at an elevation of 475 m in the town of Devprayag .
Written 10 February 2021
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Rumi S.
Roorkee, India14 contributions
Divine
Feb 2021 • Family
The evening bhajans .. the temples around . It is a spiritual experience more than a casual trip . Loved the vibes - divinity in the atmosphere.
Written 3 February 2021
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Nikhil Gulecha
India2 contributions
Baba got us high as sky
Sep 2019 • Friends
“Beautiful place but seems like it’s unexplored as most of my friends didn’t know about it. Maybe this place should be marketed well”
Written 21 August 2020
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INA
63 contributions
Must visit in Uttrakhand
Oct 2019 • Solo
Traveling in Uttrakhand means great nature, terrific scenery, stunning views but at the same time an experience of a religious and spiritual journey as well. It's definitely a must to be at the confluence of river Bhaghirati and Alaknanda- the birthplace of Ganga Mata.
Written 9 October 2019
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anjan s
Raipur, India1,692 contributions
A Memorable View.....
Aug 2019
I feel quite Lucky after I had an opportunity to have a view of this Wonderful Place where 2 Mighty Rivers from Himalayas merge together to form a Sacred Entity named Ganga...The view is just amazing and cant be described in words. In July 2019 it was the Alaknanda which seem t had an upper hand over Bhagirathi in terms of speed and volume of water, but it changes time t time. We stayed in a Hotel that gave us a non stop view of this Confluence
Written 7 September 2019
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sharmaashish041
Ghaziabad, India147 contributions
A soul stirring experience
Aug 2019 • Family
This is an experience of a lifetime, to watch two holy rivers combine to form one force and take a course. The scenic beauty around is really divine to watch. Specially during the monsoons, the flow of the river is thunderous. Must visit place, Namami Gange!!
Written 6 August 2019
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Manee997
Mumbai, India483 contributions
One of the Holiest Place
May 2019 • Friends
Devprayag ghat is on the way to Kedarnath from Rishikesh. One can clearly see the difference of water colours of Alaknanda and Bhagirathi river.
Written 4 July 2019
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savvy222
Erode, India103 contributions
No Words to describe the experience.
May 2019 • Family
main road where we park the car and walk down small alleys lined with shops, cross the bridge across river  bagirathi,  climb down a flight of steps to reach the confluence.This would be a problem for very old people who cannot walk. The water was very cold and refreshing. stayed for about 20mins in the water. No Words to describe the experience. There is a Rama temple between the flight if steps to confluence and the bridge. we need to climb around 100 steps or so to reach the temple. very peaceful. The energy in this place is to be experienced.
Written 14 June 2019
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Anand K
22 contributions
Spectacular
May 2019 • Family
It was like watching rivers hug each other! You can almost step into the confluence and feel the cold waters from the 2 rivers. Got to be a bit careful with the Bhagirathi though. She is in a hurry, even while Alakananda calmly joins Her. There is a beautiful white colored Shivling near the prayag. And the ghats are clean and well maintained (I was told that it had something to do with the Namami Gange initiative). There is a newly constructed toilet too on the ghats. And some seating area for you to relax, have a snack and admire the river. Take a dip at the confluence before you visit the Raghnath mandir.
Written 8 June 2019
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skdel2016
National Capital Territory of Delhi, India146 contributions
It's sangam indeed
May 2019 • Family
It's meeting point of two of twelves Holy Dhara's that form Holy river gangas. View is very beautiful from highway. Safety needs to be taken properly. Current is high so need to take extra precaution. Enjoy the nature
Written 29 May 2019
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