Activities in Karnaprayag
Village Tourism: Tourists can explore the rustic life of village folks and learn about their way of life, customs and cultures that could be quite an experience. There are few villages in the vanity where one could hike.
Pilgrimage: Karnaprayag lies at the junction from where one could travel to Badrinath as well as Kedarnath. Pilgrims traveling to either shrine halt at Karnaprayag for refreshments.
Shopping: There are many shops and stores in Karnaprayag where one can purchase wide range of items including handicrafts, religious idols and paintings, woolen clothing.
Staying in Karnaprayag
Being situated on National Highway 58 that takes tourists and pilgrims from Rishikesh to Badrinath, Karnaprayag has many accommodations options available. However, it is difficult to find a luxurious hotels and resorts as the place is not as popular tourist destination as Nainital or Mussoorie. There are many budget hotels and guesthouses at Karnaprayag with limited amenities.
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Karnaprayag Food Guide
For a budget traveler, there are many roadside dhabas and local food joints at Karnaprayag where one can find North Indian cuisines and popular Chinese dishes at affordable prices. Being a small town, it is hard to find a restaurant that serves delectable choices of International cuisines as Karnaprayag does not have fancy restaurants that serve variety.
Mythology of Karnaprayag
According to the famous Hindu mythology, Karnaprayag is the place where the mighty Karna, the son of Pawan Dev and Kunti did a serious penance. Pleased by his utmost devotion and worship, the Sun God appeared in front of Karna and blessed him with two protective gears called Kavacha, (an armour) and Kundala (earrings) which had superficial powers. While some of the legends state that, Karnaprayag is the place where Lord Krishna performed the cremation of Karna.