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Entry Fee : No entry fee

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Kartik Swami, Rudra Prayag Overview

Perched at an altitude of 3000 meters above sea level, Kartik Swami is a place of wondrous beauty and breathtaking landscapes. Kartik Swami is a temple dedicated to Lord Kartikeya who was the son of Lord Shiva. The temple is perched at the highest point of the mountain and is reached through a thrilling trek that takes you through some rugged terrain as well as enchanting greenery.

On your way, and from atop the hill, wonderful views of magnificent Himalayan peaks like Chaukhamba Peak, Dronagiri and Neelkanth can be seen. Kartik Swami is a fascinating and unique place to visit and experience.

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Best Time To Visit Kartik Swami

The best time to visit Kartik Swami is from October till June. In October-November, the area is a cover of lush greenery, fresh with the recent monsoons. Around March-April the very same cover of forests transforms into bundle of colors due to the flowering of the Rhododendron trees. The climate here is mostly on the cooler side, so you will be required to carry adequate woolen clothes.

Traveling Around Kartik Swami

Travelling in the town is largely by foot.

Stay Near Kartik Swami

Kartik-swami doesn't have much to offer for accommodation, and it might be better seek accommodation in Rudraprayag which has many options for all budget sizes.

Sightseeing Around Kartik Swami

Kartik Swami Temple is the only attraction in this area.

Activities At Kartik Swami

Trekking is a major activity in Kartik Swami.

Local Experiences At Kartik Swami

Being located in a very remote area, Kartik Swami allows you to experience the unknown and beautiful Himalayan Mountains.

Food At Kartik Swami

Try out some amazing Garhwali and Kumauni cuisines such as aloo ke gutke, gahat, chainsoo and kaapa.

Sample Itinerary For Kartik Swami

Kartik Swami is best visited as a day trip from Rudraprayag. Take a day out on your trip to Rudraprayag, for an exciting trek up to this temple.

Tips For Visiting Kartik Swami

Avoid monsoons at any cost as reaching the Kanakchauri village and Kartik Swami becomes difficult due to incessant rains.

How to reach Kartik Swami

  • Air: The nearest airport is at Dehradun. One can easily get a cab or bus for Rudraprayag. From Rudraprayag one needs to take a shared jeep till Kanakchauri from where one can trek to Kartik Swami.

  • Rail: The nearest rail head is at Rishikesh. One can easily get a cab or bus for Rudraprayag. From Rudraprayag one needs to take a shared jeep till Kanakchauri from where one can trek to Kartik Swami.

  • Road: Kartik Swami is connected by road uphill Kanakchauri village which can be reached from Rudraprayag on a shared jeep. From Kanakchauri one needs to undertake a small trek to Kartik Swami which is located uphill.

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