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Panch Prayag in Rishikesh

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Best time to visit:  September-April

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The sites of five holy confluences of River Alaknanda, before it enters the plains as River Ganges (Ganga), Panch Prayag have great religious significance in the Hindu Mythology. Rishikesh acts as the starting base for the holy pilgrimage and passes through Devprayag (about 74 km. away), Rudraprayag (about 141 km.), Karnaprayag (about 174 km. away), Nandaprayag (about 194 km. away) and Vishnuprayag (about 266 km. away).

Alaknanda, originating from Chaukhamba glacier fields, is joined by River Dhaul Ganga at Vishnuprayag, River Nandakini at Nandprayag, River Pindar and Karanprayag, River Mandakini at Rudraprayag and River Bhagirathi at Devprayag on its course through the Garhwal region of Himalayas. At each of these confluences, there are holy temples, mythological sites and unbelievable natural beauty that keep the visitors spellbound.

Panch Prayag Yatra is taken by pilgrims, who perform ablutions before worshipping, last rites for the dead relatives and worship the rivers that are considered as deities in Hinduism. Many believe visiting these sites essential before worshipping at Badrinath Temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu. No doubt that being at these places can wash all your sorrows and pains.  

Road: The mesmerizing hill road journey to the five destinations of Panch Prayag Yatra begins at Rishikesh. Though, state transport buses are available to reach most of these holy places, you can prefer to hire a taxi for more convenience and comfort.

Railway: Rishikesh has its own railway station which offers excellent rail connectivity with different parts of North India. Taxis can be hired directly from the railway station for the journey further.

Airway: Dehradun’s Jolly Grant Airport is only about 21 km. from Rishikesh. You can hire taxis from the airport for the entire Panch Prayag Yatra.