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.
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.
There are a few accomodation facilities in terms of budget and mid-range hotels that can be found near the bus stand. There are absolutely no luxury hotels in Karnaprayag. If one wants to have their stay in luxury hotels, they can set their base in Haridwar and then travel to Karnaprayag.
There is no scope for intra city travel in Karnaprayag as it is a very small city and beholds a population of only a few thousand. The only way to travel is by foot or by the buses or cars that you've hired earlier to reach Karnaprayag in the first place.
There is no particular itinerary needed for Karnaprayag. It is a small town without many 'sightseeing' options as such unlike other tourist places. It is a place to be and just indulge in the purity of nature.
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.