Kartik Swami Temple

Kartik Swami is a revered temple located in the Rudraprayag district of Uttarakhand, India. Dedicated to Lord Kartikeya, the temple is perched at an altitude of around 3,100 meters (10,171 feet) above sea level. It’s a significant pilgrimage site for devotees of Lord Kartikeya, also known as Kartik.The temple offers breathtaking panoramic views of the snow-capped Himalayan peaks and lush green valleys.

Famous ForTrekking, Bird Watching,
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Altitude 3050 mts
Kanakchauri Village3 km Trek 
Nearest Railway Station or    AirportHaridwar  205km, Jolly Grant,
222 km
Best time to visit Round the Year 

Mythology About Kartik Swami 

Kartik Swami is a significant deity in Hindu mythology and holds a special place in the hearts of devotees, particularly in the Uttarakhand region. He is revered as the elder son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati, often associated with bravery, war, and leadership. The mythology surrounding Kartik Swami varies, but one of the prevalent narratives is linked to his transformation into the form of a young boy, or Balak. Legend has it that Kartik Swami, in his Balak form, meditated in this region of Uttarakhand to attain divinity and spiritual enlightenment. 

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How To Reach Kartik Swami 

By Road

* Joshimath is well-connected by roads to major cities like Rishikesh, Haridwar, and Dehradun.

Buses and taxis are available from these. 

By Train

*The nearest railway station to Joshimath is Rishikesh railway station, which is around 250 kilometers away.
From Rishikesh, you can hire a taxi or take a bus .

By Air

The nearest airport to Joshimath is Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun,
which is approximately 270 kilometers away. From there,
*you can hire a taxi or take a bus to reach There

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