Pilgrimage Tour

Hemkund Sahib

One of the prominent Sikh and Hindu pilgrimage site, Hemkund Sahib is situated in Garhwal region of Uttarakhand. The gurudwara lie at an amazing height of 4,632 meters amidst tranquil surroundings of Himalayas. Beside this holy site is a crystal clear water lake also known as Hemkund lake in water of which devotees take holy dip.

Even the rough and rugged terrains don’t stop pilgrims from visiting this pious site. The soothing natural surroundings of this place attract pilgrims from all across the globe. Hemkund Sahib remains closed for winter period from October to April.

Hemkund Sahib History and Mythology

As per Hindu Mythology, Hemkunt Sahib is also popular by the name Lokpal. Lord Ram brother, Laxman did severe penance here to heal his injuries. A temple devoted to Laxman is also present at the same place where he meditated.

Guru Gobind Singh, the tenth and last guru of Sikhs also meditated at this place in his previous birth. On this spot Gurudwara Hemkund Sahib is placed.

Opening and Closing Dates for Hemkund Sahib for 2019

Hemkund Sahib Opening Date 2019 – Hemkund Sahib is scheduled to be open on 01 June, 2019.
Hemkund Sahib Closing Date 2019 – The closing date of Hemkund Sahib for the year 2019 will be updated soon.

Places to see near Hemkund Sahib

Located amidst the serene setting of nature, Hemkund Sahib is one of the prominent tourist places. Visit theses places near Hemkund Sahib and make your trip more memorable.

  • Mana – Mana is a serene hamlet located in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand. It is the last Indian village from the border of India and Tibet/China. This beautiful village is placed at a height of 3,219 meters and is surrounded by majestic Himalayas.
  • Badrinath – One of the most prominent dham of India, Badrinath is located in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand at a height of 3,133 mts. It is one of the sites of Char Dham pilgrimage and was established by Adi Shankara in the 9th century.
  • Auli – Auli is one of the popular hill stations in Uttarakhand. Perched at a height of 3,050 mts above sea level, Auli has become an important paragliding and skiing spot. Asia’s highest and longest cable car is located here which links it to Joshimath town.
  • Joshimath – Joshimath is located in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand. It is one of the four math created by Adi Shankaracharya. Joshimath is situated at a height of 1,890 mts and is winter abode of Shri Badrinath Ji. 

Best Time to Visit Hemkund Sahib

The ideal time to visit Hemkund Sahib is April to October. Weather is also pleasant and clear. In winters the routes become inaccessible due to heavy snowfall which causes roadblocks.

How to Reach Hemkund Sahib

  • By Air – The nearest airport to Hemkund Sahib is Jolly Grant Airport. Motorable road to Hemkund Sahib is connected upto Govindghat. Govindghat is situated at a distance of 292kms from Jolly Grant Airport. One has to commence 19 kms trek from Govind Ghat to reach Hemkund Sahib. Taxis are easily available from Jolly Grant Airport to Govindghat.
  • By Rail – Rishikesh is the nearest railway station to Hemkund Sahib. Govindghat is well connected with major destinations of India. Rishikesh railway station is located 273 kms before Govindghat.
  • By Road – The motorable road to Hemkund Sahib ends at Govindghat. From here one has to take the 19 kms trek to reach Hemkund Sahib. Buses and taxis to Hemkund Sahib are available from major destinations of Uttarakhand state like Rishikesh, Srinagar, Chamoli, Rudraprayag, Ukhimath.
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