Activities in Kanakchauri

Activities in Kanakchauri

Kanak Chauri is a small hamlet situated in the Rudraprayag district of Uttarakhand. Located just 40 kms from the Rudraprayag town, Kanak Chauri is the starting point of the 3km uphill trek to the famed Kartik Swami temple. The vantage of Kanak Chauri village offers a spellbinding panoramic view of the snow-covered Himalayas as well as spectacular sunrise and sunset views that leave tourists in awe. Apart from visiting the beautiful Kartik Swami temple, tourists can also partake in various activities at Kanak Chauri.


Situated at a height of 2,800 meters, the lush green hamlet of Kanak Chauri is ideal for trekking and hiking with your family and friends. The trek to Kartik Swami temple takes tourists amidst verdant forests and ridges which offers a glimpse of the beautiful valley as we as the majestic Himalayan skyline in the background. Tourists can also hike to nearby villages from Kanak Chauri.

Bird Watching

It is no secret that Uttarakhand is a birdwatcher’s paradise. The calm, serene and pollution-free environment of Kanak Chauri is allows residential as well as migratory birds to settle and breed in the region, making it ideal destination for bird spotters. Some of the birds spotted in Uttarakhand are Himalayan monal, Cheer pheasant, red Helen, jungle babbler and great slatey woodpecker.

Village Tourism

Uttarakhand is not only known for its exquisite beauty but also for his rich and vibrant culture and traditions that can be best experienced at the villages. Tourists can also partake in various day-to-day activities at the villages and get a glimpse of the simple yet charming village lifestyle. Kanak Chauri and its nearby village are ideal for village tourism which creates an everlasting bond with nature.