Next morning at around 8 we again started our journey and set off towards the destination. We refilled our fuel tank and stopped at a dhaba on the highway to have breakfast. The route was extremely picturesque as the holy river Ganga accompanied us in its pristine form all along the way. The view of the valley cradling Ganga Ji was so beautiful and mesmerizing that we could not stop ourselves from taking many many pictures of the magnificent view. The pure, green and clean waters of Ganga Ji made the experience so many times more enjoyable. Along the way, we stopped for a while at Shivpuri and clicked some pics of group of tourists who were starting their river rafting adventures from this place.
Next, we stopped at Devprayag. Devprayag is around 60 kms from Rishikesh and marks the place where Bhagirathi and Alaknanda confluence to form the mighty Ganga. This place is so beautiful and mesmerizing that i can't describe it in words. Only a few pics that we captured would be able to do justice to its beauty. After some click binge we set off again and moved towards Srinagar and Rudraprayag.
On moving on this route we had to leave Bhagirathi river and now the mighty Alaknanda accompanied us. The best part of this journey is that rivers accompanied us wherever we went, right up the Kedarnath shrine. And best part is that on such routes you get to see many beautiful marvels of nature and there are many such points where you feel like taking a break and enjoying the master portrait that the nature has painted for us and just soak in the beauty.
We found, beaches, waterfalls, bathing ghats, gurgling waters and what not. And one dip in the river and some fun moments later one feels refreshed and as good as new. This is the magic of nature and shows how much we need to align ourselves to it.
We crossed Srinagar, Rudraprayag and Kund. After Srinagar and before Rudraprayag we met some beautiful scenery. We stopped for darshan at Dhari Devi temple which is a beautiful temple built right in the middle of waves of the mighty Alaknanda river. The temple is very beautiful and darshan of the Dhari Devi made us feel blessed. On moving further we found a beautiful white sand beach along the Alaknanda river. It was an extremely beautiful sight and one that can't be paralleled even in foreign countries. We automatically stopped and decided to take a break and enjoy the beauty. I could not stop myself and took off my clothes and took a hearty dip and swim in the river. It was extremely exhilarating. The view was extremely beautiful with green waters, white sand and lofty mountains all around. A true picture of serenity. We then moved ahead and reached Rudraprayag, the place of confluence of Alaknanda and Mandakini.