India is a land of deep spirituality, mysticism and holiness. Our country has been a seat for the great Puranas, Epics and mythological tales and has allowed many great yogis to carry out their penance and extend it to the highest level of spirituality. There are many places in our country where spirituality and myths rule supreme. Karnaprayag is one such place. If you have a mind to make a yatra to Karnaprayag, this travel information guide below will prove helpful certainly. Chamoli in Uttarakhand is known for its beautiful locales and Karnaprayag is one such endearingly charming place. It is at a height of 145 metres and is at the junction of the Pindar and Alaknanda Rivers. More of interest to devout Hindus is that this is where Karna of Mahabharata fame worshipped Surya deva to obtain a shield that would make him impregnable. A temple stands here dedicated to Karna and Uma devi. Since two holy rivers have their confluence here, the place is considered holy.
Karnaprayag is about 410 km from Delhi, 340 km from Meerut, 172 Km from Rishikesh, 197 Km from Haridwar, 221 Km from Dehradun, 66 Km from Srinagar, 198 km from Uttarkashi and 125 km from Ranikhet. Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun is the closest for people wishing to travel by air. From here you can hire private cars, taxis or take a bus. For rail travelers, Rishikesh is the nearest railhead from where you travel on NH58 to reach Karnaprayag. Karnaprayag is connected by NH58 to major routes in the North and one can travel from Delhi to Karnaprayag, an overnight journey.
Places to See
Once on Karnaprayag stretch your legs and take a walk to the Uma Devi-Karna Temple. Then you can go on to Nauti Village. The village’s claim to fame is in the once-in-12 years Nanda Devi Raj Jat Yatra in honor of Goddess Nanda. This done it is time to plan excursions to nearby places of interest.
Chopta is perhaps the first place you may want to visit. Considered the mini Switzerland of Uttarakhand, this is a lovely place, especially in winter when you can go skiing. Even in summer, the place has a magical beauty with forests, mountains and water bodies making an overture fit to delight the senses. From here you can visit Tungnath and have darshan at the temple of Lord Shiva.
If Chopta is beautiful then Bedni Bugyal is no less so. You come upon green rolling grasslands with the Himalayas for a backdrop and the Kund making up the visual poetry.
Gopeshwar, about 40 km away, is for the religiously inclined and it has a number of temples chief of which is the ancient temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, the Rudranath temple at a distance from Gopeshwar.
If you love sports then head to Auli, about 85 km away, from where you can go paragliding. Auli is at a height of 3050 metres and in addition to the paragliding opportunity, you can take a ride in a cable car, the highest and also the longest in Asia, connecting it to Joshimath.
For the devout Karnaprayag is only the starting point to a trip to Badrinath, home to the temple of Lord Vishnu. Badrinath is one of the famous char dhams in Uttarakhand.
Best time to visit Karnaprayag (or any other destination in Uttarakhand, for that matter) is during summer months when roads are open, when the weather is moderate and the land appears in its majestic glory. Summer is also a time when there is a rush so expect to pay more for transport and hotels. In winter, when you visit Auli, rates are low but freedom of movement is also restricted.
Arrival Delhi Railway Station, Meet & Assist further drive to Hardwar, enroute lunch. Later drive to Hardwar transfer to your Hotel. Visit Har-ki-Pauri for Ganga Aarti in evening. Back to your hotel, Dinner & Night halt.
Early morning, Drive to Syanachatti via Mussoorie. Enroute bifurcate from main road to Lakahamandal (5kms /one side), visit the ancient temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. After darshan drive to your onward destination. Check in Hotel at Syana Chatti.
Drive to Phool Chatti, trek start from here to Yamunotri. Either by walk or by horse or by Doli at own cost. Arr. Yamunotri, One can cook rice by packing it in a cloth and dipping it in the hot water of the hot kund. Pilgrims take this cooked rice home as "Prasad". Here near the temple "Pooja" can be offered to Divya Shila, After taking bath in Jamunabai Kund's warn water and having "Darshan" of pious "Yamunaji" returning to Hanumanchatti. Later drive back to Syanachatti. Overnight stay at Hotel.
Drive back to Haridwar, Check in Hotel. Overnight stay.
Morning visit Hardwar Local Sight Seeing. Later dep. to Delhi. On Arr. Delhi, Drop at Railway Station/Airport.
|Total Pax(Min.)||Transportation(Exclusive||Guide||Premium Package(MAP)||Luxury Package(MAP)||Deluxe Package(CP)||Superior Package(EP)||Standard Package(EP)|
|02||Tata Indigo / Dezire||*||INR 31,050.00||INR 25,050.00||INR 21,950.00||INR 18,275.00||INR 17,000.00|
|02||Tavera / Ertiga||*||INR 34,550.00||INR 28,550.00||INR 25,450.00||INR 21,775.00||INR 20,500.00|
|02||Toyota Innova||*||INR 35,550.00||INR 29,550.00||INR 26,450.00||INR 22,775.00||INR 21,500.00|
|04||Tavera / Ertiga||*||INR 27,250.00||INR 21,250.00||INR 18,150.00||INR 14,475.00||INR 13,200.00|
|04||Toyota Innova||*||INR 27,750.00||INR 21,750.00||INR 18,650.00||INR 14,975.00||INR 13,700.00|
|06||Tavera / Ertiga||*||INR 24,950.00||INR 18,950.00||INR 15,800.00||INR 12,125.00||INR 10,850.00|
|06||Toyota Innova||*||INR 25,285.00||INR 19,285.00||INR 16,135.00||INR 12,460.00||INR 11,185.00|
|06||Tempo Traveler (09 Seater)||*||INR 27,785.00||INR 21,785.00||INR 18,635.00||INR 14,960.00||INR 13,685.00|
|08||Tempo Traveler (09 Seater)||*||INR 25,900.00||INR 19,900.00||INR 16,800.00||INR 13,125.00||INR 11,850.00|
|10||Tempo Traveler (12 Seater)||*||INR 25,050.00||INR 19,050.00||INR 15,950.00||INR 12,275.00||INR 11,050.00|
|12||Mini Coach (15 Seater)||*||INR 25,470.00||INR 19,470.00||INR 16,370.00||INR 12,695.00||INR 11,470.00|
|14||Mini Coach (15 Seater)||*||INR 24,780.00||INR 18,780.00||INR 15,680.00||INR 12,005.00||INR 10,730.00|
|16||Mini Coach (18 Seater)||Yes||INR 25,895.00||INR 19,895.00||INR 16,795.00||INR 13,120.00||INR 11,845.00|
|16||Mini Coach (27 Seater)||Yes||INR 26,865.00||INR 20,865.00||INR 17,765.00||INR 14,090.00||INR 12,815.00|
|18||Mini Coach (18/21 Seater)||Yes||INR 25,275.00||INR 19,275.00||INR 16,175.00||INR 12,500.00||INR 11,225.00|
|18||Mini Coach (27 Seater)||Yes||INR 26,135.00||INR 20,135.00||INR 17,035.00||INR 13,360.00||INR 12,085.00|
|20||Mini Coach (27 Seater)||Yes||INR 25,550.00||INR 19,550.00||INR 16,450.00||INR 12,775.00||INR 11,450.00|
|20||Mini Coach (21 Seater)||Yes||INR 24,775.00||INR 18,775.00||INR 15,675.00||INR 12,000.00||INR 10,675.00|
|Extra Mattress / Extra Person||INR 12,800.00||INR 11,100.00||INR 8,600.00||INR 6,000.00||INR 4,300.00|
|CP SUPPLEMENT (Daily Breakfast)||NIL||NIL||NIL||INR 1,000.00||INR 900.00|
|MAP SUPPLEMENT (Daily Breakfast & Dinner)||NIL||NIL||INR 1,800.00||INR 2,600.00||INR 2,400.00|