Nand Prayag is one of the holy Panch Prayag (confluence) on river Alaknanda is 22 km from Karna Prayag and 205 km from Rishikesh situated at a height of 914 meters from sea. The Nandakini river meets the Alaknanda, here , Nandakini river originates from Homkund in the laps of Trishul peak
It is named after the Yadu King Nanda who worshiped and performed a yagna and sought blessings of lord Vishnu to be his son on earth but same boon was also given to Devki wife of Vasudev and sister of Demon King Kansa of Mathura, later on mistake was realized and when lord Vishnu born as Krishna to Devki he was taken to Gokul at Raja Nanda’s house and his wife Yashoda nursed him like their own son. Here is a temple dedicated to Gopal the lord Krishna . Rishi (sage) Kanva did his tapasya here . Legend is that here the King Dushyant and Shakuntla had a Gandharva Vivah (wedding) .
Nand Prayag is also a starting point for the Roop kund , Kunwari Pass and Tapovan treks.
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