Kanakchauri

Kanakchauri is a small village located on the Rudraprayag-Pokhri road, just 40 kms from Rudraprayag. Kanakchauri is famous as the starting point of the beautiful trek to Kartik Swami Temple.

Rudraprayagnear Kartik Swami temple

From Kanakchauri village you can see snow capped Himalayan ranges and amazing sunset and the most beautiful sunset. 

[Location of Kanakchauri Village]

Accommodation in Kanakchauri

There is one newly built bamboo hut resort: Mayadeep Holiday Home in Kanak Chauri village, which offers comfortable stay and delicious home made food to the tourists.

How to reach Kanakchauri

From Rudraprayag: You can take a shared Jeep from Rudraprayag to Kanakchauri, which is the cheapest and best option. Shared jeeps takes around Rs 50 from Rudraprayag to Kanakchauri. Though there are some bus service from Rudraprayag to Pokhri via Kanakchauri but its timings are quite odd for tourists.

Note: It takes less than 2 hours to reach Kanakchauri from Rudraprayag. The road route to Kanakchauri from Rudraprayag is extremely scenic with view of snow clad Himalayas and valley views.

Route from Delhi (NCR): Delhi - Meerut - Haridwar - Rishikesh - Devprayag - Rudraprayag - Saterakhal - Dursasar - Khadpatia - Ghimtoli - Kanakchauri

While coming from Chopta, Ukhimath or Kedarnath: You can take shared jeep from Chandrapuri to reach Kanakchauri, from there there is a trek of 3 kms to Kartikswami temple.

Kanakchauri Distance Chart

  • Delhi to Kanakchauri: 405 Kms
  • Haridwar to Kanakchauri: 205 Kms
  • Rishikesh to Kanakchauri: 175 Kms
  • Dehradun to Kanakchauri: 220 Kms
  • Devprayag to Kanakchauri: 105 Kms
  • Rudraprayag to Kanakchauri: 40 Kms
  • Chamoli to Kanakchauri: 110 Kms
  • Joshimath to Kanakchauri: 170 kms
  • Auli to Kanakchauri: 180 kms
  • Chopta to Kanakchauri(via Syalsaur): 80 Kms
  • Ukhimath to Kanakchauri: 62 Kms

There is only one hotel in Kanakchauri, which offers stay in bamboo wooden huts. The hotel offers basic facilities with modern amenities.

Location of Kanakchauri

Kanakchauri is located in Rudraprayag ( near Kartik Swami temple). You can view its location on Google Map below.

Kanakchauri is popular place for following activities/ interests - Others.

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