About 11 km south of Chamoli in Uttarkhand, Nandaprayag is one of the Panch Prayags on the Alakananda River. At an elevation of about 2,500 ft, Nandaprayag lies at the confluence of the Alakananda River and Nandakini River. Nandaprayag serves as a gateway to Badrinath and Kedarnath, the famous pilgrimage sites.
Nandaprayag falls on National Highway 58 (connects Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh with Mana and Badrinath in Uttarakhand) making it an important stopover for tourists and pilgrims. It is an extremely important religious site for Hindus. Nandaprayag, Vishnuprayag, Karnaprayag, Rudraprayag and Devprayag form the Panch Prayags.
Located in the Himalayan ranges, the pilgrim town is known for its salubrious climate and is an excellent summer getaway. Nandaprayag is popular for the amazing view of snow peaks and the Gopalji Temple located on the banks of River Alakananda.
According to mythological tales, the region of Nandaprayag was once the capital of the Yadu dynasty. King Nand performed a very elaborate purification ritual on a stone that later became the foundation for the Nand Temple in Nandaprayag. It is believed that the birth of Lord Krishna in Nandaprayag was the result of the ritual that was performed by King Nand.
Nandaprayag is also known for the many adventure activities it offers. Adventure sports enthusiasts can indulge in white water rafting and kayaking. You can go trekking on the many popular trekking trails near Nandaprayag or go skiing on the upper regions of the mountain slopes that remain covered with snow throughout the year.
There is a tourist rest house owned by the tourism department of Uttarakhand. There are a range of budget and mid-range hotels near Nandaprayag mainly along Delhi Road. Dhabas, restaurants and street food are available in Nandaprayag. Non vegetarian dishes are not available.
The average minimum and maximum temperature of Badrinath is as given below. The best time to visit Badrinath is also specified.