Shri Hemkund Sahib
A sacred region, whose picturesque natural view attracts thousands of pilgrims and tourist to it. Hemkund (lake of snow) is the breathtaking lake located at an altitude of 4329 m from the sea level. Although, to experience this beauty you need to trek from the village called Ghagaria.
Sikhs consider this as a scared region with one of the famous Sikh Gurudwara placed in the heart of the region. Gurudwara Shri Hemkund Sahib Ji, pilgrimage site in Chamoli district, Uttarakhand, India. It is devoted to Guru Gobind Singh, the tenth Sikh Guru. Guru Govind Singh mediated on the serene banks of Hemkund in one of his earlier births. 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. During winter, the white layer of snow covers this region completely, making it inaccessible for the tourists.
Hemkund has got mentions in the Ramayana as well. 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. Its serene and majestic beauty bounds you to come back to this place again and again.