Gurudwara Shri Hemkund Sahib is a famous Sikh pilgrimage place in Rishikesh. It is situated at an altitude of 4,632 meters. It holds great importance as the meditative site where Guru Gobind Singh Ji is believed to have meditated in his previous life. He spent almost 10 years in the meditation position in this pilgrimage site. It is located in the northern Indian Himalayan ranges at a height of more than 15,000 feet above sea level.
Devotees believe that a dip in the sacred waters of Hemkund Lake purifies the soul and absolves sins. The tranquil ambiance and stunning natural beauty add to the spiritual experience, inspiring profound devotion.
Best Time to Visit:
The Gurudwara is open from May to October, as harsh winters render the region inaccessible. The months of June to September offer pleasant weather and lush greenery.
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How to Reach:
To reach Hemkund Sahib, first, travel to Govindghat via road or rail. From Govindghat, start on a picturesque trek of about 19 km through dense forests and charming meadows to reach the Gurudwara.