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Nandprayag

June 30, 2009 | Post By: Vinay Dobhal | Editor: Jyoti Painuly




20 km from Karna Prayag, at this confluence in Nandprayag, there is a temple dedicated to Gopalji, Lord Krishna. At Nandprayag which is 190 kms short of Rishikesh on the Uttarkashi road, the River Nandakini joins with Alaknanda.

The place Nandprayag derives its name from Raja Nanda. According to one legend, the king Nanda was promised the boon (aashirwaad) that Vishnu will be his son. Unfortunately Devki got the same boon (aashirwaad) and got Krishna (Vishnu) as his son. To find the solution for this Vishnu took birth from Devki but was brought up by Yashodha, Raja Nanda's wife.


How to reach ?

Jolly Grant Airport Dehradun is the nearest airport 208Km from Nandprayag through Rishikesh-Devprayag-Rudraprayag.
Rishikesh railway station is the nearest railhead 192Km from Nandprayag. You can find bus and taxi from Rishikesh to Nandprayag.
Nandprayag is well connected through roadways from all the major cities like Nainital, Almora, Srinagar, Haridwar, Rishikesh,Dehradun, Karnaprayag, Devprayag, Rudraprayag and other towns of Uttarakhand. Delhi is 422Km from Nandprayag.


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Vishnuprayag

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Karnprayag

Karnprayag

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Rudraprayag

Rudraprayag

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