DAY 5:Plan : To cover the maximum distance to reach Sari village located at a distance of 192 kms from Rishikesh.Rout : Rishikesh - Devprayag – Rudraprayag – Ukhimath – Sari – Deoria TalTravel 1 : Rishikesh to Devprayag via bus (Private bus, boarded at 1.00pm)Bus Fare: 100/-Distance : 130 KmsTravel Duration: 3 hrsIn Uttarakhand, roads have many narrow turns. To avoid accidents driving is strictly banned after 7pm. only a few vehicles can be seen on the roads after 7 pm. If you want to catch a bus for any town better to start early in the morning. Its very difficult to get conveyance after 2pm.
9:00 AM: And then came that one view which was unlike any other that I’ve seen. A place where I can see green and brown merging together into an aesthetic beauty, Devaprayaaga."Devaprayaga" means "Godly Confluence" in Sanskrit. As per Hindu scriptures, Devaprayaga is the sacred event of merging two heavenly rivers, Alakananda and Bhagirathi, to form the holy Ganges, and is one of the Panch Prayag (five confluences) of Alakananda River.According to mythology, there is another river belong to this confluence named Saraswati which originates from Mana Village in Badrinath and in Devprayag, the river comes from the feet of Shri Raghunath Ji in Raghunath Temple. There are also the footprints of Lord Rama exist at "Ram Kunda".
Irrespective of the mode of transport make sure you grab the seat on the right window side while travelling from Haridwar till Rudraprayag. You get to see the river Ganga flowing along throughout, and the sight on the way is something to behold. Especially if you are into photography. The buses will stop somewhere before Devprayag, the dhabas on the roadside are your breakfast points. Gobble up some nice tea, lip smacking parathas (dripping in butter), or maybe some lassi. Also, ensure you attend your calls of nature here only. Because most of the part of the journey there's only rocky hills on the left side and a gorge on the right. So if you are a lady then it is difficult to stop the bus and find some cover to attend call of nature because there's no tree cover. More so, the buses wouldn't want to stop because the roads are narrow and if they stop it would end up being a traffic jam. So, remember this point.