Location: On Rudraprayag – Pokhri route
Trekking distance from kanakchauri – 3 kms
Dehradun to kanakchauri – 219 kms, Rishikesh to kankchauri – 181 kms, Rudraprayag to kanakchauri – 39 kms,Chamoli to kanakchauri – 109 kms, Haridwar to kanakchauri – 204 kms
Altitude – 3050 meters
Level of trekking – Easy, Ideal season – Round the year (avoid July and august)
Nearest Railway station – Rishikesh (184 kms), Nearest Airport – Jolly Grant (164 kms)
Kartik Swami temple
Kartik Swami temple is dedicated to Kartikey, the elder son of lord Shiva. The temple lies in the Rudraprayag district of uttarakhand and is 3 kms trekking distance from kanakchauary village, which is on Rudraprayag – Pokhri route.
Beautiful views of the greater Himalayas like Bandarpunch, Kedarnath, Chaukhamba, Neelkanth, Nanda devi etc can be seen from the temple which makes it a must visit place.
Nearby places to visit
Note: Accomodation facilities are available at kanakchauri village and guides are not required as the trail is well marked. Do not forget to take water along with you as the temple has no water supply.