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Hemkund Sahib

, Uttaranchal

(Hemkund Sahib is also known as Hemkunt Sahib / Hemkund)
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State: Uttaranchal
District: Chamoli
Famous for/as: Pilgrim
Languages: Garhwali, Hindi
Best Season: Jun - Oct
Weather: Summer 2 to 25°C, Winter -17 to 18°C.
Altitude: 4200 m
Pincode: 249401
STD code: 01372
Hemkund Sahib is an important pilgrimage destination for Hindus and Sikhs. Hemkund is the breathtaking Lokpal lake located at an altitude of 4329 m from the sea level. The picturesque natural settings make this hill region an amazing place for rejuvenating vacations. One can reach this majestic lake through a challenging but interesting and enjoyable trek from Ghangharia.

Sikhs consider this as a scared region with one of the famous Sikh Gurudwara placed in the heart of the region. A Hindu shrine dedicated to mythological hero Lakshmana is attractive for Hindu Pilgrims. This temple is built on the banks of Hemkund.

Hemkund Sahib is nestled amidst seven snow capped peaks and marvelous snowy glaciers. The nature is reflected here with all its mighty appearance in the crystal clear alluring water. Hemkund lake is fed by the glaciers from majestic peaks known as Hathi Parvat and Saptrishi peaks. A small stream known as Himganga originates from this imposing lake.

It is recorded in the holy Granth Sahib that the tenth Guru of Sikhs, Guru Govind Singh mediated on the serene banks of Hemkund in one of his earlier births. Guru Govind Singh is believed to be the Guru who founded all present characteristics of present Sikhism. The Gurudwara of the Sikhs on the banks of Hemkund is located at the place where Guru had meditated. Huge flocks of Sikh pilgrims pay their visit to this Gurudwara every year.

Hemkund has got mentions in the Ramayana. It is believed that the younger brother of Lord Rama, Lakshmana regained his health by meditating on the banks of Hemkund after the severe injuries he received from Meghnath during Rama-Ravana war. The Lakshmana temple is built at the place where Lakshmana meditated to regain the health.
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The Serene Destination of Hemkunt Sahib

  by Madhav Srinivasan  on Oct 07, 2011
The Hemkunt Sahib is a very important religious destination for Sikhs and it is one of the most scenic too, thanks to the high altitude in which it is located. For this reason, the gurudwara attracts both pilgrims and tourists – here’s more about it..

Pilgrimage in Uttaranchal - The Holiest Of All

  by Afia Ahmad  on Feb 22, 2011
Read to know about the famous pilgrim destinations and Yatra that one can be a part of during the pilgrim tours of Uttaranchal.

Valley of Flowers - An Amble in the Eden

  by Afia Ahmad  on Feb 22, 2011
Plan an exclusive Valley of Flowers tours of Uttaranchal and enjoy a pleasurable experience in the land which aptly qualifies to be a fiddler’s green.

Travel within city

Hemkund is a very popular tourist destination present in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. Since it is a pilgrimage center and most people prefer to walk and local transport options are limited. Tourists can also opt for ponies.


Walking is the preferred mode of local transport that people opt for in the town of Hemkund, as the region is mainly a pilgrimage center. The roads in Hemkund are well paved and make walking around the place a smooth experience. There is a 6 km stone paved path that pilgrims use to reach the main part of Hemkund.


Tongas are available in some places and they are useful for short distance transport. They can be used to visit sites in and around the place. They charge between Rs 50 to 100. However these are not allowed beyond a certain point and walking is the only option.
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Hemkunt sahib is just heaven where u will found eternal satisfactory and ur all wishes will come true DHAN DHAN SHREE GURU GOBIND SINGH SAHIB JIO MAHARAJ.
Posted by Monu chhabra 3 year, 3 months ago

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