Kartik Swami Temple Trekking - Kartik Swami Temple Tour
This temple of Lord Murugan also has a legend attached to it – Once Lord Shiva asked his sons Lord Ganesha and Kartikeya to take seven rounds of the universe. He further said that whosoever will do it first, he’d be rewarded with an opportunity to get worshipped first. By hearing this, Lord Kartikeya on his vahana (vehicle, which is a peacock) headed off to take the rounds whereas, Lord Ganesha started taking rounds around Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. Lord Shiva got impressed by this act of Lord Ganesha and blessed him with what he had promised. On arrival, Kartikeya in anger sacrificed his flesh for his mother and bones for the father. In the temple the bones of Lord Murugan are shown in the idol.
The sanctuary is well known for the trek course from the thick backwoods to the edge from where you can see grand dawn and wonderful dusk. It is likewise renowned for its regular excellence, winged creatures and continuous perspective on Himalayan pinnacles.
You can see snow clad pinnacles beginning from Bandar Punch in the west, Kedarnath Dome, Meru and Sumeru, Chaukhambha top, Neelkanth, Dronagiri, Nanda Ghunti, Trishul and Nanda Devi gathering of pinnacles.
During March and April you will discover plenitude of rhododendron on the trek, during Aug and September it's everything green around and during November, December and January you will see the most clear and closer perspective on snow clad Himalayan reaches.
Kartik Swami Temple Trekking tour Itinerary
Day 01: Haridwar – Rudraparyag (165 Kms / 6 – 7 Hrs) 895MTS.
Meet our driver at Haridwar railway station / hotel / home and drive for Rudraparyag. En – route visit Devparyag town. In Devparyag you can explore confluence of Alaknanda & Bhagirathi after that it becomes Ganga (Ganges) and Ragunath Temple is accepted to performed repentance at this spot to calm himself off the revile submitted by executing Ravana. Later drive from Rudraparayg. Check in into hotel on arrival at Rudraparyag. Stay overnight at Rudraparyag.
Day 02: Rudraparyag – Kanakchauri – Kartik Swami Temple – Kanakchauri – Rudraparyag (76 Kms Drive & 6 kms Trek / Up – Down) 3050MTS.
Early morning after breakfast drive for Kartik Swami Temple. Car will go till Kanakchauri is round about 38 Kms from Rudraparyag. Then you have to trek 3 kms for Kartik Swami Temple. During the trek you can enjoy the beautiful scenery view of Himalayan ranges. After arriving on temple explore temple beauty and interact with local priest of the temple. Relaxing and have your packed lunch. Later start your down trek to Kanakchauri Village. Take your car and drive back to hotel in Rudraparyag. Stay overnight at Rudraparyag.
Kartik Swami Temple : is committed to the Lord Shiva & Mother Parvati’s senior child Kartikeya, is set exceptionally in the midst of tranquil magnificence of Garhwal Himalayas in the Rudraprayag District of Uttarakhand. The trek to Kartik Swami 3 kms a long way from Kanakchauri town and offers 360 degree perspective on Himalaya ranges. Trekking is famous for Temple, Trekking, Sunrise, Sunset, Bird watching & Himalayan View.
Day 03: Rudraparyag – Haridwar (165Kms / 6 – 7 Hrs) 314MTS.
Morning after breakfast, drive for Haridwar via Rishikesh. Rishikesh 'place of sages' is a celebrated spiritual town on the bank of Ganga and is surrounded by Shivalik range of the Himalayas on three sides. It is said that when Raibhya Rishi did hard penances, God appeared by the name of " Hrishikesh " and this area hence firth came to be known as Rishikesh. Later visit Rishikesh Temples Sight Seeing – Laxman Jhulla, Ram Jhulla. Drop at Haridwar.
Rishikesh : Named after the Lord Vishnu, Rishikesh is a holy city for Hindus. Located in the foothills of the Himalaya in northern India it is also known as the yoga center of the world and is home to many world renowned ashrams. Rishikesh styles itself as the ‘Yoga Capital of the World’, with masses of ashrams and all kinds of yoga and meditation classes. The fast-flowing Ganges is surrounded by forested hills inside the city. Apart from temples and ashrams Rishikesh is now a popular white-water rafting centre, backpacker hang-out, and gateway to treks in the Himalaya.