Prayag in English means confluence. Confluences are considered sacred in Hinduism where people take bath before worship; perform Shraddha (the last rites for the departed ancestors) and the worship of river itself. There are five sacred confluences widely known as Panch (five) Prayag in Garhwal Himalayas of Uttarakhand namely Vishnuprayag, Nandprayag, Karnaprayag, Rudraprayag and Devprayag. As per the myth River Ganga, when fell to earth to wipe away the ashes of King Bhagirath’s ancestors, divided into 12 streams to make it easier for earth to endure her force. While falling down to earth, river goddess Ganga divided into 12 streams to make it easier for earth to endure her force. Panch Prayag are the places where five different streams of Ganga confluence at five different places. Alakhananda meets Dhauli Ganga at Vishnuprayag, then she meets Nandakini river and creates Nandprayag. She now moves to form Karnaprayag uniting with Pindar river, then goes to meet Mandakini river and forms Rudraprayag and finally mixes with Bhagirathi river and forms the last of five prayags, Devprayag.
Nearest Airport is Jolly Grant, Dehradun.RAIL
Nearest Railhead is Rishikesh.ROAD
Good bus and car services are available in all the Prayags.