Situated at 12 km from Gauchar and 31 km from Rudraprayag, Karnprayag has two temples in this confluence, one dedicated to Goddess Durga (Uma) and other dedicated Karna (the tragic hero of the Mahabharata). At KarnPrayag Alaknanda meets with Pindar river which flows out of the Nanda Devi glacier to form this confluence.
It is believed that the hills surrounding Karnaprayag were the meeting ground for Shakuntala & Raja Dushyanta. The place KarnPrayag derives its name from Karna, the son of the Queen Kunti and Lord Surya (sun).
How to reach ?
|The nearest Domestic Airport is Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun, roughly three hour drive from Karanprayag. This airport is well connected to the other important cities like Delhi, Amritsar and Mumbai. The second nearest Domestic Airport from Karanprayag is Pantnagar Airport, roughly 255 Kms from Karanprayag.|
|The nearest Railway Station is Rishikesh Railway Station and is connected by the all major cities of Uttarakhand. It is situated on the New Delhi-Dehradun railway line and is linked with the cities like Rishikesh, Haridwar and Rudraprayag.|
|Karnaprayag is well connected by motorable roads with major destinations of Uttarakhand state, as it connects Garhwal region with Kumaon by NH87. Buses to Rishikesh and Srinagar are available from ISBT Kashmiri Gate, Delhi. 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.|
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