Nandprayag 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.
Nandprayag is situated at an altitude of 870mts at a distance of 18kms from Karnaprayag. Nandaprayag was once the capital of Yadu Kingdom. Raja Nanda performed yagna on a stone which was later used as the foundation of the Nand temple situated in Nandprayag. It is believed that a holy dip in the confluence of Nandprayag is capable of washing all the sins.
According to myths and legends, Raja Nanda was promised the boon of Vishnu as a son. Unfortunately, the same boon was also granted to Devki, the imprisoned sister of the tyrant and cruel king, Kansa. Finally the gods found a solution to the problem which was that Vishnu would be born as Krishna to Devki but would be brought up by Raja Nanda's wife, Yasodha.
Nand temple is situated at the confluence of Alaknanda River and Nandakini River. The temple holds great religious importance amongst locals. Raja Nanda performed yagna on a stone which was later used as the foundation of the Nand temple situated in Nandprayag.
Jolly Grant Airport is the nearest Airport to Nandprayag, situated at a distance of 214kms. It is well connected to Delhi with daily flights. Nandprayag is well connected by motorable roads with Jolly Grant Airport and taxis are available from Jolly Grant Airport to Nandprayag.
The nearest railway station to Nandprayag is Rishikesh railway station situated 195kms before Nandprayag on NH58. Rishikesh is well connected by railway networks with major destinations of India. Trains to Rishikesh are frequent and axis and buses are available from Rishikesh to Nandprayag..
Nandprayag is well connected by motorable roads with major destinations of Uttarakhand state. Buses to Rishikesh and Srinagar are available from ISBT Kashmiri Gate. Buses and Taxis are further easily available to Nandprayag from major destinations of Uttarakhand state. Nandprayag is situated on NH58 which connects Ghaziabad with Badrinath.