Nandprayag is a town situated in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand, India. It is a holy town where the Alaknanda and Nandakini rivers meet. The town is known for its natural beauty, religious significance, and the confluence of these two rivers. Nandprayag is a serene destination, surrounded by the Himalayan ranges and lush green forests.
Nandprayag is the 2nd Pragayg from the Panch Prayag of Uttarakhand. There is religious importance to this place in the Hindu dharma. It is one of the tourist and pilgrimage destinations in Chamoli, Uttrakhand. It is located at a distance of 21 Km from Karnaprayag. In the Dwapar era, Nandprayag was the capital of Yadu kingdom. Nandprayag is a small town located at the holy confluence of the Alaknanda and Nandakinid rivers. The source of river Alaknanda is Satopanch which is located at a distance of 7 Km from the Badrinath Dham. Nandakini River emerges from the foot of the Nanda Devi peak in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand.
It is believed in the Hindu religion that a holy dip in the confluence of Nandprayag is capable of washing all sins. This place has historic importance, and it is a peaceful town of Chamoli.
Here is the complete Nandprayag travel guide, travel tips and places to see in Nandprayag.
Nandprayag town is administered by Nagar Palika Nandprayag a few years back it was under Nagar panchayat of Chamoli district. If you are planning to visit Chamoli then Nandprayag is another best place to visit in Chamoli. GMVN Tourist Bungalow and there are some other budget hotels in Nandprayag that provide accommodation at a very affordable price with meals.
This town is situated at an altitude of 870 meters at a distance of 18 km from Karnaprayag. Nandprayag was once the capital of the Yadu Kingdom. Raja Nanda performed yagna on a stone that was later used as the foundation stone of the Nand temple in Nandrayag. You must visit this temple once if you are in Nandprayag.
Nandprayag is well-connected with roads and the National highways. This town lies between Karnaprayag and Chamoli’s main market on Badrinath national highway.
Activities to do in Nandprayag
There are beautiful surroundings nearby Nandprayag where you can visit and see the beauty of green lush forests. You can also visit the Ghat highway where you will see beautiful nature viewpoints and waterfalls. If you love hiking, then you can hike to a nearby vantage point and enjoy the panoramic view of the Great Himalayas.
Bengali is one of the few lesser-known hamlets situated nearby Nandprayag town. One can hike to the village and explore the beautiful beauty of the village. You can see the culture of the village and meet some interesting people of the villages and have some experience with them about village life and challenges.
Nandprayag is a peaceful town where you can meditate at some silent places nearby Nandprayag or at Nandprayag Sangam. Where you will feel the nature and river vibes and your mind will get refreshed after meditating here for a couple of minutes or hours. The fresh air at the riverbank clears away the toxic elements within the heart and mind.
How to reach Nandprayag
The nearest airport to Nandprayag is the Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun, which is approximately 210 kilometers away. From the airport, you can hire a taxi or take a bus to Nandprayag.
The nearest railway station to Nandprayag is Rishikesh, which is approximately 191 kilometers away. From Rishikesh, you can hire a taxi or take a bus to reach Nandprayag. But in the upcoming years, you can travel to Karnaprayag Chamoli which will be the last railway station. But for the time being the last railway station is in Rishikesh from where you can travel via bus, cab or shareable taxis or govt. buses.
Nandprayag is well-connected to major cities in Uttarakhand and other parts of India. You can take a bus or hire a taxi from Delhi, Dehradun, and Haridwar directly. We recommend you travel with Uttarakhand pariwahan buses that will drop you at your destination more timely than others.
Travel tips Nandprayag
It becomes hard to find accommodation at Badrinath because of the heavy demand and crowd of Chat Dham pilgrims. Then in that case many of the tourists stay at Nandprayag and make a day trip to Badrinath. It is enough to explore Badrinath and nearby locations in a single day.