Rudraprayag: Formally named after Lord Shiva's Rudra avatar (reincarnation), Rudraprayag is an ancient holy town situated at the confluence of the Alaknanda and Mandakini rivers, about 34 km from Srinagar in the Garhwal region. Rudraprayag marks the fourth confluence between Alaknanda and Mandakini rivers. The fifth and final fusion of rivers between Devprayag and Bhagirathi culminates in the joining of Alaknanda and Bhagirathi, with the Far-South Ganga flowing south through Gangotri. At Devprayag, town goers take pride in the well-known temples and earthly beauty. Still, they also appreciate the ease of access afforded by access to two major routes, Badrinath (around 150 km) and Kedarnath Dham (around 50 km) from Rudraprayag, making it an important destination for religious tourism.
The Rudra avatar of Lord Shiva's icon is referenced by the name of the holy city Holy-town. Nested in the Pancha Prayag (five confluences) of the Alaknanda River, it is a pristine area that serves as a hub for the Upper Ganga River. A railway station very near Rudraprayag is Rishikesh, 140 kilometers away. Rishikesh is well connected via railway networks with major hubs of India. Taxis and buses can be readily available from Rishikesh to Rudraprayag. Jolly Grant Airport is closest to Rudraprayag, located a 159-mile drive southeast of the city. Jolly Grant Airport is well connected to New Delhi with daily flights. Rudraprayag is also easily accessible by car from Jolly Grant Airport.