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Deoparayag

State: 

Deoparayag is one of the Panch Prayag (five confluences) of Alaknanda River and is regarded as the most complete showcase of legends, heritage & traditions. These three rivers flowing majestically through sculptured channels carved through the rocks have carved angular blocks of land around the confluence & the town is set into these three angles. It is commonly believed to be the birth Place of Ganga.

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History: 

The town has been named Devprayag after a sage named Dev Sharma, lived and meditated here and is beleived to have got a glimpse of the Almighty. A sage Deosharma has done his penance here and achieved a glimpse of God.After that this town is named after Deosharma.

It is believed that Lord Rama, the hero of Ramayana and his father King Dashratha, passed here for a thousand years in purificatory exercises after killing Ravana and did penance here.

Accessibility: 

By Air: The nearest airport is at Jolly Grant, Dehradun (93 kms).

By Rail: The nearest rail head is at Rishikesh (76 kms).

By Road: Devprayag is connected very well to the major towns of Uttaranchal. Major distances from Devprayag are: Shivpuri 55 Kms, RudraPrayag 69 Kms, Rishikesh 70 Kms, Joshimath 182 Kms, Haridwar 94 Kms, Badrinath 226 Kms and Delhi 298 Kms.

Accommodation: 

One can get some good hotels and guest houses in Devprayag. Ashrams and Government owned hotels are a good option to stay. Alternatively, one can stay at Rishikesh, which has excellent stay options, and visit Devprayag on one day trip.

District: 
Pauri Garhwal
STD Code: 
01378