Karanprayag is situated at the confluence of the Alaknanda and the Pindara Ganga. It is one of the five sites where the sacred rivers merge. The other confluences or prayags are Vishnuprayag, Nandprayag, Karanprayag, Rudraprayag and Devprayag.
On your tour to Karanprayag you can visit a temple dedicated to Karna, son of the Sun God is situated in Karanprayag. On your way to Rishikesh and Badrinath, Karanprayag is a stop over. Hotels and Lodges are in plenty to provide accommodation for the night. Kranprayag has plenty of sight seeing spots. A temple dediated to Uma or Goddess Durga is also situated at the confluence of the rivers. Kranprayag is also the base for treks to the Pindari Glacier and Roopkund.
If you tour to Karanprayag by air the nearest airport to it is Jolly Grant in Dehradun. It is 169 kms from Rishikesh. You can take the train directly to Rishikesh via Haridwar while Haridwar is connected to all the major cities of the country. Rishikesh is also well connected to by road.