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Gurudwara Hemkund Sahib is one of the popular Sikh sacred place of worship. Hemkund Sahib is well known for its hot water lake which is used for cooking prasad and immense scenic charm.
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Hemkund Sahib

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The majestic Hemkund lake is an important religious destination for Sikh and Hindu pilgrims. Situated at an altitude of 4329 mts above sea level, this place is surrounded by seven beautiful snow clad mountain known as Hemkund parvat. Nature has bestowed this place with abundant scenic beauty.

It is believed that the tenth guru of Sikh, Guru Gobind Singh had meditated on the bank of Hemkund lake. As per the Hindu mythology, lord Lakshman, the younger brother of lord Rama also meditated near the lake and regained his health after being wounded in the battle by Megnath, the son of demon Ravana. This lake is about 2 km in perimeter and water of lake is so clear that it mirrors the image of Saptashringa peak which encompasses it.

Located in the Indian state of Uttaranchal, Hemkund area is also a very popular trekking destination. Visitors can start trekking toward Hemkund from Govindghat which is located at a distance of 15 km. This trekking expedition will take you through pine forests where wild roses, ferns and alpine flowers are found in large number. The last five kilometers of trek which is a sharp climb from Ghangaria is truly mesmerizing. One can have a breathtaking view of the advancing water of Lakshman Ganga while trekking up to the Hemkund. Even though it has rich religious history, this place came to prominence only in 1930 when it was discovered by a Sikh havaldar, Solan Singh.

Prime Site
This place is basically popular for Gurudwara Hemkund Sahib and a Hindu Temple. This Gurudwara was built in memory of Guru Gobind Singh who is believed to have meditated near this lake. The gurudwara is a star shaped structure made of stone and concrete masonry. The small Hindu temple is dedicated to Lord Lakshman, the younger brother of lord Rama ,who too is believed to have meditated near Hemkund lake.

Fairs and Festivals
Every year during month of February-March, winter sports are held in the peaks of Hemkund. The thrill and excitement of this event draw large number of adventure sports lover from all over the world. Other than this, important Hindu and Sikh festivals are celebrated very devoutly by the thousands of devotees who throng the temple and gurudwara during important festivals.

Around Hemkund
Hemkund, which itself is a nature's paradise, is surrounded by some incredible beautiful places. Auli, Badrinath, Joshimath, Govindghat etc are some of stunning neighbors of Hemkund. The imperial hill of Auli is a very popular winter sports destination while Badrinath and Joshimath are important Hindu pilgrimage destinations. Gobindghat which is at a distance of 12 km is famous for the valley of flowers

General Information
Just like other hill area of Garhwal region, Hemkund too experiences harsh winter, with temperature dropping to single digit. While summer is relatively pleasant, visitors still need to carry warm clothes. Best time to visit this place is from July to October.

How To Reach
By Air: The nearest air link is from Jolly Grant airport located at Dehradun. It is at a distance of 334 km.

By Train: Rishikesh is the nearest rail head which is 293 km away.
By Road: Hemkund Saheb, is 5km away from Ghangaria , which is approachable by foot from Govindghat. This town has got good road connectivity with other nearby town like Rishikesh, Dehradun, Haridwar, Nainital and remaining town of Garhwal region.

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Hemkund Sahib
Yoga Meditation Tour - IVP-007
Duration: 09 Nights / 10 Days Tour
Place Covered: Delhi - Rishikesh - Haridwar - Delhi
Religious Holiday - IVP-017
Duration: 09 Nights / 10 Days
Place Covered: Delhi - Haridwar - Rishikesh - Jaipur - Khajuraho - Varanasi
Adventure Vacation - IVP-018
Duration: 08 Nights / 09 Days
Place Covered: Delhi - Corbett - Rishikesh - Joshimath - Auli - Kaudilaya - Haridwar - Delhi

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