In And Around Badrinath
The Panpatia Col is a mountain pass that gets across the Panpatia Glacier. Situated at an elevation of 4200 metres, it forms an essential bridge between the critical Hindu journey destinations, Kedarnath and Badrinath. The Panpatia Col is encircled by several major peaks of the Garhwal Himalayan region. The Panpatia Col Trek has several picturesque and pristine lakes that surround lush meadows. The grandeur of mountains circled with snow-capped glades and blooms are sure to be a mesmerizing experience.
In Sanskrit, Devaprayag means 'holy confluence'. At Devprayag, Alaknanda and Bhagirathi rivers meet to form Ganga. As indicated by religious sacred texts, Devprayag is one of the five critical heavenly junctures. Rivers like Bhagirathi, Alaknanda and the vivacious Saraswati (streaming underground) meet and form the Ganges. The Bhagirathi river begins from Gangotri and the Alaknanda river begins from Badrinath, both of which are pilgrimage destinations for Hindus over the world. Devprayag is the last Prayag of the Alaknanda.