Sonprayag is a small town situated in the Rudraprayag district of Uttarakhand state in northern India. The elevation of Sonprayag is around 1829 metres above mean sea level. Sonprayag is situated at the confluence of two rivers, Basuki and Mandakini. It is one of the most important meeting points on the Kedarnath Route. Sonprayag is importatnt junction , one route go to Kedarnath and another route goes to triyuginarayan temple.
How to reach Sonprayag
- Road: Currently, driving is the only option to reach Sonprayag. It is located on Kedarnath Highway Route NH 109. It is located 30 km from Guptkashi and 72 km from Rudraprayag (the district headquarters).
- Railway: There is no railway junction nearby Sonprayag. The nearest railway junction is Haridwar, which is around 245 km away. Currently, the Rishikesh-Ruprayag-Karanprayag railway line is under construction.
- Airway: There is no airport nearby. The nearest airport is in Dehradun. From Dehradun to Sonprayag, tourists have to travel either by road or helicopter.
Importance of Sonprayag
Sonprayag is a tri-junction point on the Kedarnath route. At Sonprayag, one route goes to Triyuginarayan Temple, and another one goes to Gaurikund, which ultimately leads to Kedarnath Temple.
- The distance between Sonprayag and Gaurikund is only 5 km.
- Sonprayag has the largest parking facility for tourists visiting Kedarnath Temple.
- Sonprayag is the last point on the Kedarnath route, which is accessible by private cars, taxis, and buses.
- After Sonprayaga, tourists have to travel by public taxi to reach Gaurikund. This action is taken by the Uttarakhand government to avoid a traffic jam on the congested road of Gaurikund.
- The parking charges are INR 120 for first 24 hours and INR 100 for every next 24 hours.