Kartik swami (murgan),
Kartik swami is referred to lord kartikey, son of lord Shiva. Kartikey ji is the well known as the God of bravery, Kartik ji was the elder son of lord shiva, Kartik swami temple is the only temple of lord kartikay situated in north india, The temple of kartik swami is situated at an height of 3050mtr above sea level, one can enjoy the beautiful path towards the holi temple. The path is full of lush green forests. One has to pass a ridge of Himalayas to reach the beautiful kartik swami temple.
View from kartik swami
one can enjoy the mesmerizing view of several peaks at 360° view from kartik swami
Kartik Swami offered a splendid 360° view of the Himalayan ranges like bandar poonch in the West, kedar dome, meru, sumeru, chaukhamba peak, Neelkanth, dronagiri, nanda ghunti, trishul and nanda devi group of peaks.
Festivals in kartik swami
The famous festival of Kartik purnima in the month of November and 11 days kalash yatra during june in kartik swami temple
Best time to visit
Best time to visit kartik swami temple is from October to june
One can enjoy the beautiful bird watching at kartik swami, more than 150 species of birds can be found at Kartik swami including eagle, black eagle, the bearded vulture, Himalayan snowcock, himalayan monal and many more.
How to reach
To reach kartik swami one has to trekk of 3km from kanakchauri( last station of motor), kanakchauri is situated at a distance of 30kms from Rudraprayag. And Rudraprayag is situated at distance of 141kms from rishikesh on NH58, the total distance of kartik swami from rishikesh is 171km+3km trekk.
- Rishikesh railway station is the last railway station to kartik swami.
- jollygrant (Dehradun) airport is the last airport to kartik swami.
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