Uttarakhand, the Daivya Bhoomi or the land of Gods is dotted with many sacred places apart from the Holy Chardhams. For the pious pilgrims who make a bee line to the Chardhams, ‘Dev prayag’ too is a must-visit place. Dev Prayag falls no less in spiritual glory than the Char dhams. It is the holy confluence of River Bhagirathi and River Alakananda. These two sacred rivers join at Dev Prayag to give rise to the mighty and one of the holiest rivers of Hindu mythology, the Ganges. Visiting Dev Prayag would indeed be a lifetime experience for you, if you are a true God believer and devout Hindu at heart. To know more in details about the place
In addition to the famous char dhams of Yamunotri, Gangotri, Badrinath and Kedarnath, there are five other holy places that are a must on the pilgrim’s itinerary. These are the panch prayag. Prayag means confluence and these panch prayags are places where the holy rivers confluence. Vishnu Prayag, Nanda Prayag, Karn Prayag, Rudra Prayag and Dev Prayag form the quintet of confluences of which Dev Prayag is considered the most important because this is where Alaknanda meets Bhagirathi and the mythical Saraswati also comes together to form the Holy Ganges.
Though the Ganga is said to start at Gangotri, the actual starting point is considered as Devprayag. Dev Prayag is also the place where the Devasharma, an ancient Hindu sage, spent time in meditation. The temple of Raghunathji, in the shape of a pyramid and built with large stones, can be found in this small town. It is said that Saraswati, Ganga and Alaknanda join at the feet of Raghunathji in this temple.
A dip in the holy waters is obligatory and is said to wash away sins and free a pilgrim from the eternal cycle of rebirth. In fact, a number of times one has observed pilgrims entering the swirling waters to be swept away to eternal bliss. Sightseeing & Activities
The main attraction in Devprayag is the Raghunathji Temple of Lord Rama located at the confluence of Bhagirathi and Alaknanda. Then there is the Dashrathshila where it is said Dashratha performed penance. The other places of interest are the Brahm kund, the Vashistha Kund, Baital Kund, Surya Kund, Pushpavatika and temples dedicated to Bharata, Durga, Vishveshvara and Bhushandi. From Devprayag you can go on to Shivpuri for some adventure sports like mountaineering, water rafting and kayaking. Shivpuri also has yoga camps and offers full facilities for trekking alongside the Ganga, on the mountains and along forest trails. Chandrabadni temple is one of the siddhpeeths and is said to house the torso of Goddess Sati. Tehri dam is also in the vicinity, at a distance of 80 Km.
HOW TO REACH DEVPRAYAG
You can travel directly to Devprayag from Delhi by coach, bus or by private car. It is a journey of 300 kilometres across scenic landscape on National Highway NH58 taking you across the Mana Pass. However, it is better to travel overnight. Another way is to travel by train to Haridwar or fly to Jolly Grant airport at a distance of 116 km from Devprayag and then take a bus or taxi. Haridwar is the main railway junction connected to all parts of India and is 24 kilometres from Rishikesh. From Rishikesh itself Devprayag is about 74 km away. Alternatively you can fly in to Srinagar and drive the 34 km distance. If you travel from Delhi it is better to make Rishikesh your target for overnight stay. The distance from Rishikesh to Devprayag takes about 3 hours of travel by car.
Usually pilgrims have other plans too such as visiting Hemkund Sahib or Badrinath since these two holy places are in the vicinity.
Devprayag is a small hamlet and there are hardly any hotels worth the name, though this may be considered as a very holy destination. In order to reach the actual confluence you have to cross a small bridge and then walk downhill.
BEST TIME TO TRAVEL
Devprayag is open throughout the year. In the monsoons you may be faced with landslides and heavy downpours blocking the road. In winter the area may become snowbound. Therefore, summer is the best time. The weather is cool and nights can become quite chilly so carry along woolens, wear a good pair of boots and have head protection too. Do not forget to wear dark sunglasses.
Arrival Delhi Railway Station, Meet & Assist further drive to Hardwar, enroute lunch. Later drive to Hardwar transfer to your Hotel. Visit Har-ki-Pauri for Ganga Aarti in evening. Back to your hotel, Dinner & Night halt.
Early morning, Drive to Syanachatti via Mussoorie. Enroute bifurcate from main road to Lakahamandal (5kms /one side), visit the ancient temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. After darshan drive to your onward destination. Check in Hotel at Syana Chatti.
Drive to Phool Chatti, trek start from here to Yamunotri. Either by walk or by horse or by Doli at own cost. Arr. Yamunotri, One can cook rice by packing it in a cloth and dipping it in the hot water of the hot kund. Pilgrims take this cooked rice home as "Prasad". Here near the temple "Pooja" can be offered to Divya Shila, After taking bath in Jamunabai Kund's warn water and having "Darshan" of pious "Yamunaji" returning to Hanumanchatti. Later drive back to Syanachatti. Overnight stay at Hotel.
Drive back to Haridwar, Check in Hotel. Overnight stay.
Morning visit Hardwar Local Sight Seeing. Later dep. to Delhi. On Arr. Delhi, Drop at Railway Station/Airport.
|Total Pax(Min.)||Transportation(Exclusive||Guide||Premium Package(MAP)||Luxury Package(MAP)||Deluxe Package(CP)||Superior Package(EP)||Standard Package(EP)|
|02||Tata Indigo / Dezire||*||INR 31,050.00||INR 25,050.00||INR 21,950.00||INR 18,275.00||INR 17,000.00|
|02||Tavera / Ertiga||*||INR 34,550.00||INR 28,550.00||INR 25,450.00||INR 21,775.00||INR 20,500.00|
|02||Toyota Innova||*||INR 35,550.00||INR 29,550.00||INR 26,450.00||INR 22,775.00||INR 21,500.00|
|04||Tavera / Ertiga||*||INR 27,250.00||INR 21,250.00||INR 18,150.00||INR 14,475.00||INR 13,200.00|
|04||Toyota Innova||*||INR 27,750.00||INR 21,750.00||INR 18,650.00||INR 14,975.00||INR 13,700.00|
|06||Tavera / Ertiga||*||INR 24,950.00||INR 18,950.00||INR 15,800.00||INR 12,125.00||INR 10,850.00|
|06||Toyota Innova||*||INR 25,285.00||INR 19,285.00||INR 16,135.00||INR 12,460.00||INR 11,185.00|
|06||Tempo Traveler (09 Seater)||*||INR 27,785.00||INR 21,785.00||INR 18,635.00||INR 14,960.00||INR 13,685.00|
|08||Tempo Traveler (09 Seater)||*||INR 25,900.00||INR 19,900.00||INR 16,800.00||INR 13,125.00||INR 11,850.00|
|10||Tempo Traveler (12 Seater)||*||INR 25,050.00||INR 19,050.00||INR 15,950.00||INR 12,275.00||INR 11,050.00|
|12||Mini Coach (15 Seater)||*||INR 25,470.00||INR 19,470.00||INR 16,370.00||INR 12,695.00||INR 11,470.00|
|14||Mini Coach (15 Seater)||*||INR 24,780.00||INR 18,780.00||INR 15,680.00||INR 12,005.00||INR 10,730.00|
|16||Mini Coach (18 Seater)||Yes||INR 25,895.00||INR 19,895.00||INR 16,795.00||INR 13,120.00||INR 11,845.00|
|16||Mini Coach (27 Seater)||Yes||INR 26,865.00||INR 20,865.00||INR 17,765.00||INR 14,090.00||INR 12,815.00|
|18||Mini Coach (18/21 Seater)||Yes||INR 25,275.00||INR 19,275.00||INR 16,175.00||INR 12,500.00||INR 11,225.00|
|18||Mini Coach (27 Seater)||Yes||INR 26,135.00||INR 20,135.00||INR 17,035.00||INR 13,360.00||INR 12,085.00|
|20||Mini Coach (27 Seater)||Yes||INR 25,550.00||INR 19,550.00||INR 16,450.00||INR 12,775.00||INR 11,450.00|
|20||Mini Coach (21 Seater)||Yes||INR 24,775.00||INR 18,775.00||INR 15,675.00||INR 12,000.00||INR 10,675.00|
|Extra Mattress / Extra Person||INR 12,800.00||INR 11,100.00||INR 8,600.00||INR 6,000.00||INR 4,300.00|
|CP SUPPLEMENT (Daily Breakfast)||NIL||NIL||NIL||INR 1,000.00||INR 900.00|
|MAP SUPPLEMENT (Daily Breakfast & Dinner)||NIL||NIL||INR 1,800.00||INR 2,600.00||INR 2,400.00|