Vishnuprayag is one of the major pilgrimage sites located near Joshimath in Chamoli district. This is one of the famous Panch Prayags of Uttarakhand state. This place is situated at an altitude of 1375 meters above sea level. Vishnuprayag is situated at the confluence of Dhauli Ganga and Alaknanda rivers. According to legend, it is said that Narada Muni had done penance of Lord Vishnu at this place. Narada Muni chanted Panchakshari Mantra in austerity. Pleased with the penance of Narada Muni, Lord Vishnu appeared to him. There is also a temple of Lord Vishnu in Vishnuprayag. There is a Kund near the temple, which is called Vishnu Kund. This temple was built by Empress Ahilyabai of Indore. Vishnuprayag has two mountains on the right and left, which are known as the gatekeepers of Lord Vishnu, "Jai" and "Vijay". Vishnuprayag has been described in detail in Skanda Purana. In order to facilitate the devotees coming from distant places, in the year 1921, the rocks were cut and the stairs were made up to the Vishnu Kund. At this confluence site, bathing's is particular importance..
The nearest airport of Joshimath is Jolly Grant Airport Dehradun, which is about 269 km from Joshimath.
The nearest railway station of Joshimath is Rishikesh, which is about 251 km from Joshimath.
Vishnuprayag is located on the Joshimath-Badrinath Road, which is about 12 km from the Joshimath bus stand.
The journey of Vishnuprayag can be done throughout the year, but the best time to visit here is between the months of September to November and March to May. Travelling here in these months is the best and enjoyable. During the winter season, the weather of here is cold. Due to snowfall on the surrounding hills in the winter season, the temperature of here goes down very much. Due to heavy rains in the rainy season, it is a bit difficult to travel of here because of heavy rains threatening landslides.