Vishnuprayag

About Vishnuprayag

Bedecked on the holy confluence of Alaknanda and Dhauliganga rivers, Vishnuprayag is a bijou city tucked at 1,372 metres above sea level in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand. The riveting Vishnuprayag is the first one among the Panch Prayags, the other four being Nandaprayag, Karnaprayag, Rudraprayag and Devprayag according to descending order of river.

It is here that the mighty river Alaknanda also known as 'Vishnu Ganga' blends with the river Dhauliganga that flows from the Niti Valley. There is also a suspension bridge which helps the visitors to cross the surging Alaknanda River.

Near JoshimathBetween Nandprayag & Joshimath, En route Badrinath
14.3 kms / 39 mins
From Joshimath Bus Stand, National Highway 58
1 hr

Vishnuprayag in Joshimath

The tempting natural beauty of Vishnuprayag attracts pilgrims and the adventure enthusiasts to plan a memorable trip to this divine place. The travellers can enrapture in spiritual bliss by paying obeisance at the famous Vishnu temple adorned on a hillock, just above the confluence of Alaknanda River and Dhualiganga River. 

Why you should visit Vishnuprayag?

Surrounded by colossal valleys, the divine Vishnuprayag attracts several pilgrims to enrapture in the spirituality of this place. Many pilgrims while commencing the Char Dham pilgrimage take a holy dip in the water of Vishnuprayag. Here you can visit the ancient Vishnu Temple or admire the marvellous Vishnuprayag Hydroelectric Power Project. If you visit this place in summers, you can head to the Valley of Flowers only 21 km away from Vishnuprayag.

The gorgeous Kagbhusandi Tal, located near Vishnuprayag is a mirror to the lofty mountain ranges, overlooking the lake. Nestled in the glorious Garhwal, Vishnuprayag is blessed with scenic grandeur offers adrenaline pumping adventure activities such as trekking, white water river rafting, kayaking, canoeing and much more.

The other nearby tourist destinations near Vishnuprayag are: Badrinath, Auli, Nandaprayag, Hemkund Sahib, Joshimath, Malari, Kuari Pass Trek, etc. 

Accommodation: There is no such problem of accommodation as there are several budget and deluxe hotels located at Joshimath. There are no staying options in Vishnu Prayag, so you can either stay at Govindghat Hotels or Joshimath Hotels

 

Mythology of Vishnuprayag

According to a Hindu legend, sage Narada indulged in a serious penance at this place to appease Lord Vishnu “The Preserver”. Pleased with his devotion, Lord Vishnu then appeared in front of Narada and blessed him with his cosmic energy. The locals believe that Vishnu temple located about 2 km away from Vishnuprayag is the place where Lord Vishnu blessed Narada.

   

Best Time to Visit Vishnuprayag

Vishnuprayag can be visited in any month but the ideal time to throng this place would be from the months of February- May and from August-October.

Location of Vishnu Prayag

Vishnuprayag nestled in the Chamoli district lies on the Joshimath-Badrinath road about 35 km away from the Badrinath temple. 

Location of Vishnuprayag

Vishnuprayag is located in Near Joshimath ( Between Nandprayag & Joshimath, En route Badrinath).

Location & How to Reach Vishnuprayag

Vishnuprayag is well-connected through roadways to major cities like Haridwar, Rishikesh, and Srinagar. The travellers can commence their journey from New Delhi ISBT, Kashmiri Gate to Rishikesh. From Rishikesh, you can hire local buses to Vishnuprayag.

Rishikesh railway station at 261 km away is the nearest railhead to Vishnuprayag. Taxis and buses to Joshimath are available from Rishikesh, and from Joshimath, you can get the local transport to Vishnuprayag. Jolly Grant airport at 287 km away is the closest airport from Vishnuprayag. Taxis to Vishnuprayag are easily available from this airport.

Read How to Reach guide for Joshimath.

What is Vishnuprayag famous for?

Vishnuprayag is popular place for following activities/ interests - Panch Prayag.

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