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Karnaprayag

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Karnaprayag Tourism

Being one of the highly blessed five confluences of the Alakananda River, Karnaprayag is a splendid town by default. Surrounded by verdant locales and snow capped mountains, host to chilly conditions and perennial rivers, this place was destined to be a spectacular tourist destination.

Karnaprayag is a city and municipal board in Chamoli District in the Indian state of Uttarakhand located at an elevation of 1,451 metres. The other 4 prayags including Rudraprayag, Devprayag, Nandprayag and Vishnuprayag along with Karnaprayag make for the Panch (five) Prayag. This destination has a lot of mythological significance given the fact that it is believed to be the place where Karna of Mahabharata worshipped the Sun God. That's not it, it is considered to be the centre of meditation for Swami Vivekananda and his disciples. And, when all this combines with some adrenaline pumping adventure sports, it makes one's stay in this blissful town worthwhile.

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1. Nandprayag

Nandprayag
One of the Panchprayags, Nandaprayag is the place of confluence of River Alaknanda and Nandakini. It is a place of spirituality and devotion as well as beautiful landscapes. A special place of religious, natural and spiritual significance, Nandaprayag is one of the five meeting points of Alaknanda River with other rivers flowing into it

2. Karnaprayag

Karnaprayag
Karnaprayag witnesses the confluence of the Alaknanda with the Pindari River and is surrounded by an array of glittering peaks, Trisul, Drona Giri, Narad Ghunti, Mrigathuni and Maiktoli.

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The City of Karna

Nestled between majestic peaks like the Nanda Devi and located at the convergence of the Alaknanda and Pindari, Karnaprayag is one of the Panch Prayag and is thus one of the holiest places for Hindu pilgrims. Named after Karna of the Mahabharata, Karnaprayag is believed to be the place where Karna worshipped the Sun God.

Carrying immense religious value, Karnaprayag is also the place where the river Ganga descends into the plains. The numerous temples, the holy ghats and the flowing river provide a natural calmness to the body and soul. Also famous for meditation, Karnaprayag is visited by numerous people worldwide in search of inner peace.

Suggested Itinerary for Karnaprayag

Day 1: Start off your day with a visit to the Uma Devi Temple, Chandika Devi Simli and Karna Temple.

Day 2: Visit Nandaprayag in the morning. Enjoy bungee jumping/ river rafting in the morning and kayaking in the late afternoon.

Day 3: Explore the Nauti Village. Tourists interested only in adventure activities can go for several other activities. Travellers interested in yoga can enrol for a week long yoga course and experience happiness sink in their nerves.

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Karnaprayag, Uttarakhand
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FAQs on Karnaprayag

What is famous about Karnaprayag?

Serene, relaxing and beautiful environment.

What is not so good about Karnaprayag?

Limited options for vegetarians.

Who should visit Karnaprayag?

Karnaprayag has things to offer to all generations. The city is a perfect blend of beauty, spiritualism and adventure and attracts tourists from all over India.

What is the best time to visit Karnaprayag?

Karnaprayag receives tourists all year round depending on various activities. While early summers are perfect for camping, monsoons are mainly for the pilgrims and winters usually attract adventure lovers. Summers in Karnaprayag are slightly uncomfortable with temperatures rising as high as 40 degrees Celcius. The monsoons come with a lot of festivals and spread joy through the city. The winters in Karnaprayag are pleasant and the perfect time to enjoy nature.
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What is the local food in Karnaprayag?

Considered as a holy town for Hindus, the food available in Karnaprayag is predominantly vegetarian. Owing to the hilly terrain of this place, not many restaurants have been set up here. The major source of food are the roadside stalls that primarily serve only vegetarian delights. Though, a few hotels have in-house restaurants and offer non-vegetarian delicacies.
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What is the best way to reach Karnaprayag?

Karnaprayag is directly connected to other cities by roadways only. The nearest airport is the Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun while the nearest station is in Haridwar.
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What are the places near Karnaprayag?

The top places near to Karnaprayag are Auli which is 45 km from Karnaprayag, Valley of flowers which is located 64 km from Karnaprayag, Lansdowne which is located 69 km from Karnaprayag, Nainital which is located 100 km from Karnaprayag, Rishikesh which is located 93 km from Karnaprayag

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Kumar Kislay 2 years ago
- Avoid coming here in the monsoon season as this place is vulnerable to landslide threats.
- Do not try to be over smart while participating in activities like white water rafting or kayaking.
- Do not go for a dip in the rivers. They are fast flowing and they will sweep you away.
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