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Nandaprayag is a town in Chamoli district, Uttarakhand, India. It is one of the Panch Prayags. This is situated at the confluence of Nandakini River and Alaknanda River.


What to see at Nandaprayag: This is the second Panch Prayag. Other 4 Prayag’s are Devprayag, Rudraprayag, karnaPrayag, Vishnu Prayag. Major attraction of this place is Nandprayag Temple. Nandaprayag is located in Joshimath and Badrinath Road. Earlier this place was acted as capital city of Yadu Kingdom in Dwapar Yuga. According to the legend sayings, King Nand had meditated here to Lord Vishnu at this place. He meditated on a stone at Nandaprayag near confluence place of two rivers. This stone laid as a foundation stone for the temple of Nandaprayag.


When King Nand meditated for Lord Vishnu, Lord blessed him that he will act as his son. Lord Vishnu had given the same promise to Devki. In order to fulfil both the promises, Lord came out of Devki’s womb and brought up at King Nand. Other attraction of this place is Trekking. Rock climbing and skiing activities also conducts here.


What to see around Nandaprayag:

Gopeshwar: Temples are the major attractions of this place. Gauchar fair is most famous fair in this area. Gopeshwar Attractions are Gopinath Temple, Snow covered hill , Mountain climbing, Trekking, Anasuya Devi Temple, Tungnath Temple. Other attractions of this town of this town are mountain climbing and trekking. It is located 18kms away from Nandaprayag.

Gangeshwar Temple: This temple resides under the vast peepal tree. To reach this temple visitors have to cross the bridge over Alaknanda River.

Hanuman Chhatti: Temple is dedicated to Lord Hanuman. This is the place where Lord Hanuman appear in the form of old monkey to Bheema in Dwapar Yuga to test the strength of Bheema.

Gopalji and Chandika Maa Temple: From Nandaprayag Market a way leads to this temple. Temple is dedicated to Lord Krishna. In Chandika Maa Temple, Goddess Parvati sitting under an Umbrella.

Joshimath: It is one among the 4 Peeths (centres). This is most sacred place to the Hindus. It was established by Adi Shankaracharya. It is located 59kms away from Nandaprayag.

Chopta: This is located 45kms away from Nandaprayag. Snowfall in this place is most beautiful during the winter season. Major attractions of this place are Rock climbing, Rock craft, Snow trekking, Yoga, Trekking and Camping. For the bird watchers this is the best place. Best trekking routes of this region are Devariyatal, Tunganath and Chandrashilla.

Roop Kund: The edges of the kund are covered with snow round the year. Presence of skeletons can be seen when the snow melts. No one knows why these skeletons are there. So this is called Mystery Lake.

Rudranath Temple: It is one of the Panch Kedars. It is located in the middle of the thick forest.


Getting to Nandaprayag: Nandaprayag is well connected with road way. From the cities such as Rudraprayag, Devprayag, Dehradun, Almora, Naintal, Srinagar, Haridwar, Rishikesh, etc buses come to this place. Nearest railway station is located at Rishikesh. Nearest airport is Jolly Grant airport of Dehradun.


Getting around Nandaprayag: Buses and Taxis are available to visit the surrounding places of Nandaprayag.


Best time to visit Nandaprayag: This place can be visited at any time except during the monsoon season. Natural during the monsoon season is so beautiful with greenish colour. But during the rainy season roads are so slippery. Best time to visit this place is between March to June and October to November.


Where to stay at Nandaprayag: Plenty of hotels starting from budget to luxury hotels are available to stay in Nandaprayag.


Where to eat in Nandaprayag: Plenty of restaurants are available to eat in Nandaprayag.

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