Nandprayag :

One of the Panchprayags, Nandaprayag is a small town located at the sacred confluence of the Alaknanda and Nandakini River. The source of Alaknanda River is Satopanth near Badrinath Dham and Nandakini River emerges from the foot of the Nanda Devi Peak. It is believed that a holy dip in the confluence of Nandprayag is capable of washing all the sins.

It is a place of spirituality and devotion as well as beautiful landscapes. A special place of religious, natural and spiritual significance, Nandaprayag is one of the five meeting points of Alaknanda River with other rivers flowing into it.

In the mighty Himalayas of Uttarakhand where hundreds of river and rivulets flow, Nandaprayag is a hub of spirituality and religion. The place situated at an altitude of 900 meters surrounded by the wonderful mountains and beautiful sceneries. The town also used to be the capital of the erstwhile Yadu Kingdom whose king built the famous Nanda Temple. For all its religious importance, Nandaprayag is much beyond it, a place of seamless natural beauty.

State: Uttarakhand
District: Chamoli
Famous for/as: Pilgrim
Languages: Hindi, Garhwali

Near By Locations


Gopeshwar is a small scenic town in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand. It is the headquarters of the Chamoli district known for its scenic beauty and the ancient Hindu temples. Perched at an elevation of 1,400 m above the sea level, you can enjoy the splendid views of the Garhwal Himalayas laden with the dense vegetation of the deodar and pine trees that surround this small town. According to the beliefs of the locals, Gopeshwar is named after Lord Krishna. Gopeshwar is mostly famous for its Shiva temple, Anusuya Devi temple, Chandika Devi temple and Gopinath temple.


Chandika Temple

Chandika Temple is a famous temple located in Nandprayag of Chamoli district. This temple is dedicated to Chandika Devi. It is the village goddess of seven villages, including nearby Nandprayag. Silver statue set in the sanctum of this temple is very impressive. The priests of this temple belong to the Sati community. These priests have the traditional right to worship in this temple. It is said that during Navratri, an ancestor of the priest dreamed that the statue of the goddessis floating in the Alaknanda river. Meanwhile, local people saw it and took it out and hid it in a cave. These people did not return home till the evening, then the people of the village searched for them and found them unconscious beside the hidden idol in the cave. They people did not return home till the evening, then the people of the village searched for them and found them unconscious beside the hidden idol in the cave. The priest brought the idol to the house and built a temple, after that the priest established that statue in the temple. This temple is taken care of by the local temple committee.

Valley Of Flowers

The bright and beautiful visuals and unending bouts of fresh air is what define this Valley of Flowers the best. Sitting in the lap of West Himalayas spreading across the area of 87.5 sq km, the place is flourishing with all kind of wild flowers from roses and violets to iris, potentillas and primulas. During winters the place is covered under the sheet of snow looking absolutely serene and beautiful. Today, housing 500 different species of wildflowers, this place is best haunt for nature lovers. The valley has also been declared as the world heritage site and was promoted to a national park in 1982.