Nand Prayag

The confluences of the Alaknanda and Nandakini rivers forms Nand Prayag at 914 mts. Trekkers are often seen here on their way to Tapovan across Kunwari pass, or on their way to Roopkund. This beautiful spot is a major tourist point. It is said that the confluence is named for the pious Raja Nanda who had performed a huge fire purification ceremony here. According to one legend, the king had been granted to Devaki, the imprisoned sister of the tyrant king Kansa. Ultimately, the gods found an ingenuous if wily solution: Vishnu would be born as Krishna to Devaki but would be brought up by Nanda's wife, yashoda.
General Information
Nearest Airport : Jolly Grant 211 Km.
Nearest Rail : Rishikesh 205 Km.
Accommodation : A Tourist Rest House, Temple Committee Guest House & Private Hotels are available.

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