The word ‘Prayag’ means the confluence of two rivers the Pindar river with Alakananda and then they continue to flow in the name of the Alakananda River. There are so many Prayags on ways from Haridwar to Kedarnath and Badrinath. Karnaprayag is one of the most important ones. The main location of this small hill station is the Chamoli District of Uttarakhand. You will find this place on the Badrinath from Rudraprayag. So if you are looking for a trip to Karnaprayag, here is a brief Karnaprayag travel guide for you.

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If you are planning for Chardham Yatra, then you need to add an extra day to see the sightseeing of Karnaprayag. Otherwise, you can simply plan for the Prayags like Devprayag, Rudraprayag, Karnaprayag, and Nand Prayag. For the people, who travel to Badrinath first in their Chardham yatra, can give a halt at Karnaprayag, and then the next day they can head straight from Karnaprayag to Kedarnath. When you are coming to enjoy Karnaprayag only, you must visit some nearby places to make your tour more memorable.

Main Attractions in Karnaprayag

The most important places to visit in Karnaprayag are:

  • Uma Devi Temple: This temple is located in KarnaPrayag and it is dedicated to goddess Parvati or Gori to Uma who is the daughter of the Himalayas.
  • Chandika Devi Simli: This temple is also known as Sri Raj Rajeshwari Chandika Mata Mandir. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Kali or Kali Mata. In your KarnaPrayag tour, never miss visiting Nanda Prayag which is just 21 kilometers away from the town.

In this confluence, river Alaknanda and river Mandakini meet together. The scenic beauty of this place is breathtaking from the top.

Places to Visit Near Karnaprayag

Nauti Village -One of the most important nearby places from Karnaprayag is Nauti village. The village is just 24 km away from Karnaprayag. The place is gifted with mind-blowing scenic beauty. Adi Badri Temple -The nearest place to visit from Karnaprayag is the Adi Badri temple. This temple is one of the famous Panch Badri temples in Uttarakhand. This place contains 16 small and big temples and in the middle of them, there is a temple of Lord Vishnu. During the winter season when the weather of Badrinath becomes unfavorable, lord Vishnu is being worshipped here at Adi Badri temple. Therefore, you must keep this site in your Karnaprayag tour itinerary. Adi Badri is located about 21 kilometers away from Karna Prayag. It will take around half an hour to reach there by car.

How to Reach

The distance of Karnaprayag from Haridwar is 196 kilometers. It would take around 7 hours of driving to reach there. Karnaprayag is on the way to Badrinath. You will reach there via Devprayag, Srinagar, and Rudraprayag.

  • By Flight: Come and fly up to Delhi and then take a car towards Haridwar or Rishikesh. From Haridwar, you can reach Karanprayag in 7 hours.
  • By Train: You can reach Haridwar, Rishikesh, Dehradun by train and then start your trip to Karanprayag.
  • By Road: Wherever you are starting from, first come to Haridwar, and then the route is the same as the others.
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