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When To Visit Karanpryag

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The best season to visit Karanprayag is the winter season. The temperature remains comfortable and is apt for sightseeing in this season. The best months to visit are October to March.



By Air:  

Jolly Grant Airport is the nearest Airport to Karnaprayag situated at a distance of 192kms. Jolly Grant Airport is well connected to Delhi with daily flights. Karnaprayag is well connected by motorable roads with Jolly Grant Airport. Taxis are available from Jolly Grant Airport to Karnaprayag.

By Rail:  

 The nearest railway station to Karnaprayag is Rishikesh. Rishikesh railway station is situated 172kms before Karnaprayag on NH58. Rishikesh is well connected by railway networks with major destinations of India. Trains to Rishikesh are frequent. Karnaprayag is well connected by motorable roads with Rishikesh. Taxis and buses are available from Rishikesh, Srinagar, Rudraprayag and many other destinations to Karnaprayag.

By Road:  

Karnaprayag is well connected by motorable roads with major destinations of Uttarakhand state. Karnaprayag connects Garhwal region with Kumaon by NH87. Buses to Rishikesh and Srinagar are available from ISBT Kashmiri Gate. Buses and Taxis to Karnaprayag are easily available from major destinations of Uttarakhand state like Rishikesh, Pauri, Uttarkashi, Rudraprayag, Joshimath etc. Karnaprayag is situated on NH58 which connects Ghaziabad with Badrinath.

The best season to visit Karanprayag is the winter season. The temperature remains comfortable and is apt for sightseeing in this season. The best months to visit are October to March.


Uma Devi Temple ,Karanpryag : 


The Temple is a famous attraction of the city. A grand procession is held every 12 years in which the idol of Goddess Uma is taken out in a grand procession to Dimmer village, believed to be her maternal place. The temple holds great importance for the local people. Karnaprayag is named after Karna of Mahabharata. Karna worshipped Sun God here to acquire impregnable shield. After a cycle of twelve years, Goddess Uma's idol is taken out in a grand procession to her maternal place at Dimmer village. The temple holds esteemed importance for the locals.

Karna Temple Near Karanprayag :



One of the major attractions of Karanprayag, Karna Temple is resplendent with cultural heritage of the yore. Karna was a grand warrior as mentioned in the grand epic, The Mahabharata. It is after him that the city is named. He is believed to have worshipped the Sun God at this place to obtain the indestructible shield.

Nauti Village :

Nauti Village, the opening point of the greatest and longest Nanda Devi Raj Jat Yatra which is done once in 12 years is said to be the home of Goddess Nanda. The Yatra is considered as one of the longest pilgrimage tour covered by foot into the tiring path bestowing lively natural beauty which can leave anyone mesmerized.The yatra is one of the longest pilgrimage tour covered by foot into the strenuous path endowing profuse natural beauteousness which can leave anyone spellbound. The yatra is done once in 12 years. The Nauti village is said to be the home of Goddess Nanda.

Bedni Bugyal :



It is a beautiful grassland showering tourists with invigorating views of the Himalayan peaks and their reflection on the still water of Bedni Kund. The trek to Bedni Bugyal starts from Mundoli. You can also trek upto Ali Bugyal and the mysterious Roopkund. The trek from Bedni Bugyal to Roopkund is moderate.



Chopta is popularly known as Mini Switzerland or the Switzerland of Uttaranchal. The number of tourists visiting Chopta has increased in recent years and the region has become popular vacation spot for adventure lovers and explorers. Tungnath is the highest temple of Lord Shiva situated only 3.5kms away from Chopta which should be covered on foot or by pony. Chopta is situated 72kms from Karnaprayag. The region showers tourists with natural beauteousness during winters.





The view of Chamoli from Gopeshwar is very picturesque. The town of Gopeshwar is the administrative headquarters of the Chamoli district. There are sevaral ancient temples in Gopeshwar with great religious importance. The main attractions are the ancient temple of Lord Shiva, Vaitarni Kund and the splendid views of the Himalayas. Trek to Rudranath commences from Saggar which is situated 5kms ahead from Gopeshwar on Guptkashi – Gopeshwar road. Gopeshwar is situated 40kms from Karnaprayag.





Joshimath is one of the four ‘math’ created by Adi Shankaracharya. Joshimath is the home of Shri Badrinath during winters. Joshimath is connected with Auli by highest cable car of Asia. Joshimath is situated at an elevation of 1,890mts above sea level. Do visit Kalpavriksha and Narsingh temple while a visit to Joshimath. It is situated 82kms after Karnaprayag.





Auli is the most popular skiing and paragliding spot of Uttarakhand situated at an elevation of 3,050mts above sea level. Auli Ski slopes afford astounding and celestial views of the enchanting snow laden Himalayan range. Asia’s highest and longest cable car is situated in Auli connecting it with Joshimath. Auli will be hosting SAF winter games in 2010. Auli is also connected with motorable roads, situated 85kms from Karnaprayag.




Badrinath is the most sacred Dham of India. It is located at an elevation of 3,133mts above sea level in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand state. This Dham was established by Adi Shankaracharya in the 9th century. The deity of Badrinath temple is Lord Vishnu. The temple is situated on the right bank of the holy Alaknanda River. Every year millions of tourists and devotees visit this sacred place from May to October month. The temple remains closed during winter months as the region is prone to heavy snowfall. It is situated 127kms ahead of Karnaprayag.

Events/Festivals in Karanprayag:

Karanprayag has a rich cultural heritage and many wonderful festivals in Karanprayag are celebrated with grandeur.

Holi:  The “festival of colours” is indeed celebrated in a very colourful manner in Karanprayag and is one of the biggest festivals for the natives. The atmosphere is really charged up during the celebrations.

Diwali:  One of the most important festivals of Hindus, Diwali, is also well known by the name of “Festival of Lights” or Deepavali. It is celebrated in the month of October or November. Diwali in Karanprayag is celebrated with pomp and show. Goddess Lakshmi is worshiped on this festival.

Dasserra:  It is another festival that is keenly celebrated in Karanprayag. It generally falls in the month of October or November and marks the victory of Lord Rama over the demon Ravana. It signifies the victory of good over evil.
Ramnavami:Ram Navami is a major Hindu festival celebrated in all parts of the country. The festival is marked with the birthday of Lord Rama and is celebrated in the Hindi month of Chaitra.


 Facts about Karanprayag :

State:                   Uttarakhand
District:                     Chamoli
Famous for:           Pilgrim, Scenic
Languages:            Hindi and Pahari
Best Season:         Winter; October to March
Weather:               Sub tropical; Stays warm in the summer and Extremely cool in winter
Altitude:                      1451 m
Pin code:                    246444
STD code:                     01363

Karnaprayag,  being a temple town, is predominantly vegetarian. Most of the restaurants and street stalls serve vegetarian food. Only few hotels have in-house restaurants that serve non vegetarian delicacies. Restaurants also serve Chinese and Continental cuisine.

There are a lot for deluxe and medium to budget accommodation options nearby Karanprayag. Some of the deluxe accommodation options include Monal Resort (Rudraprayag), Vijay Palace Hotel (Kedarnath Road), GMVN Tourist Bungalow (Syalsaur), Magpie Camp Eco Tourist Village (Ganaya Dugalbhita Chopta), Shangri-La Resort (Raintole ) and Mrityunjaya Palace Hotel. Other medium and budget accommodations include Maya Deep Herbal Resort (Duggal Bittha), GMVN Tourist Bungalow Ukhimath (Ukhimath), Neel Kanth Hotel (Guptakashi) and Birla Dharamshala (Near Petrol-Pump).

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