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Located at an elevation of 788mts above sea level, Karnaprayag is one of the five confluences of Alaknanda River where it meets with Pindar River coming from Kumaon region. Karnaprayag is a mythological important site as it is the place where Karna of Mahabharata worshipped Sun God to acquire impregnable shield. An ancient temple dedicated to Uma and Karna is also situated here. While a visit to Himalayas, Swami Vivekananda also meditated here with his gurus.
Karnaprayag is a municipal board in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand state. Karnaprayag is a popular destination of Uttarakhand because it connects Garhwal region with Kumaon by NH58. Alaknanda River of Garhwal region and Pindar River coming from Kumaon region meets at thes sanctified confluence of Karnaprayag. Karnaprayag possesses natural beauteousness with lush green mountains, white gushing river and picturesque excursions. Karnaprayag is located on the road to Badrinath. The best time to visit this place is throughout the year but try to avoid monsoon period as the water is muddy here during monsoon months.