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Tourist Places To Visit In Devprayag
Both the penultimate confluence of the Bhagirathi and Alaknanda Rivers as well as the winter home of the Badrinath priests, the town of Devprayag has special spiritual energy coursing through its veins. The town is situated nearly 850 meters above sea-level and offers limited, but unique tourist spots for its visitors. The town is frequented by religious devotees, pilgrims and nature lovers from across the country and beyond. Best visited in the summer (April – June), to find out more about the best tourist places to visit around Devprayag, read on.
This popular tourist spot is located at the point where the highways to Rishikesh and Devprayag meet. The name of this location is derived from the three lakes that meet here creating a beautiful backdrop. The place is littered with tiny but delicious restaurants, serving some of the best Indian cuisine in the area. Teen Dhara is an ideal spot for families and young couples alike.
A serene shrine built in honour of Goddess Sita, the wife of Lord Ram, this temple sees a unique mixture of south Indian and Buddhist styles of architecture integration. The temple is surrounded by stunning natural beauty and is frequented throughout the year. After being restored in 1839, the temple has become a popular tourist spot to stop by, meditate and seek the ruling deities’ blessings.
Located on the banks of the Shanta stream, this a fabled temple and popular tourist attraction, steeped in Hindu mythology and folklore. It is believed that King Dashrath, the father of Lord Ram practiced penance for many years at this very location. There is a tiny hill situated close by, which is said to be have the late King’s throne.
Kyunkaleshwar Mahadev Temple
Kyunkaleshwar Mahadev Temple situated in the Pauri Garhwal Himalayas is a unique and olde 8th-century shrine devoted to Lord Shiva. Burrowed in the Alaknanda Valley, it offers incredible panoramic views of the neighbouring mountains and the entire town of Devprayag. It is one of the most popular tourist spots, visited frequently by pilgrims and nature lovers.
A slightly more unconventional tourist attraction, the suspension bridges are constructed over the Alaknanda and Bhagirathi Rivers. The views of the rivers, surrounding mountains and the entire town of Devprayag is not to be missed. Visitors tend to be left spellbound and frequent these bridges for incredible sunrise and sunset shots of the backdrop.