Karnaprayag is located at the confluence of river Alaknanda and Pindari river. Karanprayag is one of the Panch Prayag of Uttarakhand or the 5 confluences of river Alaknanda. The town is situated at an elevation of 1451 meters above sea level.
Karnaprayag is famous for the famous Karna temple, Karna who was the elder brother of 5 Pandavas. It is also known as the city of Karna of Mahabharata. Karanprayag city connects the Garhwal region with the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand via NH 109. There are many other places to visit in Karanprayag that you can consider visiting when you are in Karanprayag.
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Why should you visit Karnaprayag?
Karnaprayag is surrounded by green hills and foaming white river. You can meditate at the Karna temple, Karnaprayag or spend your time here for mind peace. Tourists can also visit the ancient Uma Devi temple dedicated to Goddess Sati, the first wife of Lord Shiva, who later took birth as Parvati.
It is said that the great Hindu monk and philosopher, Swami Vivekanand along with his teacher Guru Bhai, Guru Turianand Ji and Akharanand Ji indulged in a series of meditation at Karnaprayag, which lasted for 18 days.
There are some places to visit nearby Karnaprayag such as Nauti Village and Adi Badri Temple. You can also visit the exclusive places nearby Karnaprayag which are Nandprayag, Gauchar, Chamoli, Rudraprayag, Gopeswar, Gwaldam and Joshimath. These places are located in the proximity of Karnaprayag.
Karnaprayag Travel Tips
Karnaprayag is a small town where you can do your night stay during the Char Dham Yatra or Badrinath Yatra.
Karanprayag is one of the busiest town and commercial hubs in the Chamoli district, so you will get all the facilities here such as ATMs, Petrol Pumps resorts and others.