Places to visit in Hemkund Sahib

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Places To visit Hemkund Sahib

Hemkund Sahib is a stunning gurudwara, also known as Gurudwara Sri Hemkunt Sahib Ji, located on the shore of the pristine Hemkund Lake at the height of roughly 4,329 metres. It is one of the most revered Sikh shrines and widely popular Sikh pilgrimage and welcomes thousands of pilgrims each year. According to the Holy Guru Granth Sahib, the tenth Sikh Guru, Guru Govind Singh, sat in meditation near the banks of Hemkund Lake. Apart from the Gurudwara, this place is surrounded by great tourist attractions for nature and adventure enthusiasts.

Top Attractions of Hemkund Sahib

  • Hemkund Sahib near the Hemkund Lake :

    Gurudwara of Hemkund Sahib is situated on the shores of Lake Hemkund, where Guru Gobind Singh, the tenth Sikh Guru, meditated. The same Guru founded the new fraternity known as Khalsa. This lake remained frozen approximately eight months out of the year and was surrounded by snow-covered mountains on all sides. This place is revered by both Sikhs and Hindus as a sacred site. Book your Uttarakhand tour package with Chardham Yatra to explore this holy pilgrim destination at a pocket-friendly price.

  • Lakshman Temple :

    Lakshman Temple is also known as Lokpal Temple, a prominent Hindu temple that is situated on the shore of Hemkund Lake. After the conflict with Ravan's son Meghnad, it is believed that Lakshman, Lord Ram's brother, meditated here to restore his strength.

  • Ghangaria :

    It is the terminal region for human habitats before nearing Hemkund Sahib and the Valley of Flowers. Ghangaria is a picturesque hamlet located 3,050 metres above sea level, 13 kilometres from Govind Ghat, and 4 kilometres from the Valley of Flowers. It is recommended to start trekking from Govindghat and continue on your journey to Hemkund Sahib so the hike eases to a moderate level. Since the region tends to experience heavy snowfall in winter, it is open from May to October.

  • Valley of Flowers :

    The Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve's second core zone is the Valley of Flowers National Park. It is the British mountaineer Franks S. Smythe and R.L. Holdsworth who discovered the Valley of Flowers. They came across this heavenly place by chance in 1931 after a successful trek to Mount Kamet.

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