HEMKUND SAHIB

Hemkund Sahib : Sikh Beauty

The location of the Hemkund Sahib renders it with a beauty that is difficult to compare with other religious sites. The Hemkund Sahib is a major pilgrimage site for the Sikhs and a place of worship.

The Hemkund Sahib is officially called the Gurudwara of Sri Hemkunt Sahib Ji who was the tenth Guru of the Sikhs. The Hemkund is a spectacular lake that is fed by a glacier. The beauty of the lake is highlighted by the seven grand mountain peaks that surround it. Each one of these tall mountains is decorated by a Nishan Sahid flag located on their slopes.

The Gurudwara itself is a charming structure. It is painted white to match the color of the snow that often lies on the landscape. The pristine waters of the lake make the landscape seem all the more perfect. You will love the experience of simply sitting on its shores and watching the beauty of the region.

The natural beauty of the region can be better experienced at the Valley of Flowers located nearby. This spectacular valley stretches across nearly 5 km. It currently falls under the purview of the Nanda Devi Bio Reserve. As the name suggests, the valley is carpeted with an emerald canopy of flowering plants and shrubs. During the monsoon season, the valley erupts in a blaze of color as the innumerable flowers start to bloom. There is a special kind of flower called the Brahma-Kamal blossoms which is said to bloom only once over a 12 year period.