Char Dham Yatra 2021
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Karanprayag

Karanprayag is a small city in the Chamoli District of Uttarakhand State of North India. Karanprayag is one of five sites where the confluence of sacred rivers occurs. Karnaprayag is the base for treks to Roopkund and the Bedni Bugyals and the approach to the Pindari Glacier. KaranPrayag is being a part of Panch Prayag located at the confluence of two holy rivers Alaknanda and Pindar River. The other confluences or prayags are Vishnuprayag, Nandprayag, Karanprayag, Rudraprayag and Devprayag. Perched at an elevation of about 1,451 meters above the sea level. Karanprayag has plenty of sightseeing spots. The Karanprayag temple is dedicated to worship the lord Uma or Goddess Durga. Karanprayag is on the main highway between Rishikesh and Badrinath.

Legend and Mythology Of Karnaprayag

Karanprayag is believed by many to be the place where Karna of the Mahabharata, was to have worshipped the Sun God for many years back. There is an ancient temple, devoted to Lord Uma and Karna. It is said that Karna of Mahabharata meditated here for many years to acquire the impregnable shield, which made him a formidable warrior on the battlefield.

It is said that Swami Vivekananda also meditated here for eighteen days with his Guru Bhai, Guru Turianand Ji, and Akharanand Ji.

Place to Visit in Karanprayag

  • Uma Devi Temple : Uma Devi Temple is one of prime attraction of Religious place Karanprayag. The temple is dedicated to worship the goddess Uma Devi. Every 12 years, a grand procession to the deity’s maternal village is made and the idol is taken out of the temple.
  • Karna temple : Karna temple located beside the Uma Devi Temple is an another major Attraction of Karanprayag. The temple is dedicated to Lord Karna the formidable of the epic Mahabharata, who acquired his impregnable shield from the Sun God after meditating for three years.
  • Nauti Village : Nauti Village is renowned for Nanda Devi Raj 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.

Karna Prayag During Char Dham Yatra

Karnaprayag is the one of the best place to visit during Char Dham yatra tour package. On your way to Rishikesh and Badrinath, Karanprayag is a stopover. Hotels and Lodges are in plenty to provide accommodation for the night. Karanprayag is 11 km from Gauchar, 69 km from Gwaldam, 115 km from Sri Kedarnath Temple and the road to 128 kms from Sri Badrinath Temple via Joshimath.

Car Rental For Char Dham Yatra

Car rental service for Char Dham Yatra or for individual Char Dham Temples (Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri, and Yamunotri), Here you will find all types of the latest information about Cabs/Taxi Rental Services with rates from your city. We have some of the best car rental operators offering the quality & efficient Car Hire service for pilgrimage tours in Uttarakhand.

Char Dham Distance Chart From Karnaprayag

  Distance Time Route
Badrinath 128 kms 5 hrs Karnaprayag -> Nandaprayag -> Pipalkoti -> Joshimath -> Govindghat -> Badrinath
Kedarnath 115 Kms 5 hrs Karanprayag -> Rudraprayag -> Augustmuni -> Guptkashi -> Gaurikund -> Kedarnath Temple
Gangotri 300 kms 12 hrs Karanprayag -> Rudraprayag -> Srinagar -> Naughar -> Uttarkashi -> Gangotri
Yamunotri 292 kms 11 hrs Karnaprayag -> Srinagar -> Chinyalisaur -> Dharasu Band -> Barkot -> Jankichatti -> Yamunotri

Top 5 Places To Stay In Karanprayag

There are few options for accommodation in Karanprayag during Char Dham Yatra. Following is the list of hotels, resorts, guest houses in Karanprayag.

1) The Kedar Dev’s Hotel
This hotel offers a confortable stay for people travelling to Karnaprayag. It has 13 rooms in very good condition. It has all essential services like Wifi, 24 hrs reception, room service etc. It is situated near the popular fishing and scenic spots.
Address:- Bhakunda, Badrinath, Uttarakhand.

2) AR Resort
This hotel is situated at the main road.  It is the best hotel for the peoples who are travelling to the Sacred place Badrinath. This hotel offers all the basic facilities in the room.
Address:- Badrinath Road Kameda, Gauchar.

3) Luxurious Loft House
Luxurious Loft House is situated near Karnaprayag. It offers comfortable and cosy lodgings, Furnished to fulfil the needs of their guests.
Address:- Ratura Village Karnaprayag Uttarakhand.

4) Birdsong & Beyond by OpenSky 
It is located in  Chamoli near Karnaprayag. It offers their guest many facilities like:- Terrace and shared lounge, Free parking and shared kitchen and a continental breakfast.
Address:- Pokhari-Nagnath Near Rudraprayag, Pokhari.

5) Nandu Peace Life Home Stay 
This Homestay is situated in Nandaprayag. It offers a beautiful garden, Restaurant and a Bar. It has 6 rooms and a kitchen,Free Parking and Room service and a terrace etc.
Address:- Village Harakoti Post Office Sonla.

How to Reach Karanprayag

Karanprayag is well connected by motorable roads but the place does not have any airports and railway stations. Many pilgrims visit Karanprayag for religious purposes and take a dip into the holy confluence of Karanprayag because people believes that a holy dip in this sacred confluence will wash away all their sins. You can easily travel here by using public transport as well as by driving your own vehicle.

Route 1:- Delhi –Karanprayag via Dehradun

By Road:- Karanprayag is well connected by motorable roads from Delhi. There are many regular buses available for traveling to karanprayag from Delhi via Dehradun. You can also drive your car to travel karanprayag.

Karanprayag does not have any railway station & its own airport. Tourists can reach Dehradun via train or air then hire taxi, cab or local bus to reach Karnaprayag. It will take approximately 7 hours to reach Karnaprayag.

Route 2:- Delhi – Karanprayag via Haridwar

By Road:- Karanprayag is well connected by motorable roads from Delhi. There are many regular buses available for travelling to karanprayag from Delhi via Haridwar. You can also drive your car to travel karanprayag.

Karanprayag does not have any railway station & its own airport. Tourists can reach Dehradun via train or air then hire taxi, cab or local bus to reach Karnaprayag. It will take approximately 7 hours to reach Karnaprayag.

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Latest Char Dham Update : 16 September 2021
Uttarakhand High Court lifted the ban on Chardham Yatra.
This Year only fully vaccinated people carrying covid negative report will be allowed to visit Char Dham (i.e. Kedarnath, Badrinath, Gangotri and Yamunotri).
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