Gurudwara Sri Hemkund Sahib : Hemkund Sahib (also known as Hemkunt Sahib), is situated in Himalayas at Hemkund Parbat on Hemkund Lake, the "lake of ice" covered by "seven peaks" on all sides with each peak adorned by a Nishan Sahib on their cliffs. It is in Chamoli district of Uttrakhand state of India at the height of 15200 ft.
Hemkund is a Sanskrit name derived from Hem meaning Snow and Kund meaning Pond.
The route to Hemkund is covered by snow most of time of the year but is managebale to cover by foot from Ghangaria or Gobind Ghat (7 kms) from June to September end as it is Summer & Monsoon periods when snow melts for a small time. Gobind Ghat is further manageable from Govind Ghat (13 kms) on foot.
For visiting Hemkund, Govind Ghat is connected with Road on Rishikesh-Badrinath
"I shall now relate my own story, how God sent me into this world. I was busy performing penance on the hills of 'Hemkunt' where seven peaks are prominent. The place is called 'Sapt Shring’ where King Pandu had performed Yoga, there I practised austerity and worshipped the god of death."
Gurudwara Sri Paonta Sahib : Surrounded by the Sal forest and on the bank of river Yamuna the historic town of Paonta Sahib was founded by the tenth Sikh Guru Govind Singh Ji. When only sixteen years old, the guru left Anandpur Sahib and on the invitation of Raja Maidini Prakash of Sirmour, lived at this beautiful place for over four years. The historic gurudwara commemorates his stay and interestingly the waters of the Yamuna fall silently below this -which happened at the Guru's behest. The word 'Paonta' means 'Space for a foot hold'.
Hemkund Sahib Yatra is done between June 1 and Oct 5 every year.
Hemkund Sahib 2017 Tours
Hemkund Sahib Package from May 25, 2017 to Oct 10, 2017
Delhi - Hemkund Sahib - Paonta Sahib - Delhi (6 Nights 7 Days by Car)
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- Paonta Sahib - Hemkund Sahib ::
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