Nanakmatta is an important Sikh pilgrim centre which lies on the Rudrapur-Tanakpur route. It is believed that Guru Nanak, the first Sikh Guru visited this place to mediate. Thousands of pilgrims come here throughout the year. The town also got popular with the construction huge Nanakmatta Dam built across Saryu river.

The nearby area of Nanakmatta Dam is a perfect spot for angling and picnicking. Nanakmatta was previously known as Gorakhmatta but was changed to Nanakmatta when Guru Nanak Dev visited this place in the 16th century.

Activities in Nanakmatta

Pilgrimage: Nanakmatta is one of the most revered Sikh shrines in Uttarakhand and is visited by large number of devotees all year round. It is believed that Guru Nanak Dev spent some time at Nanakmatta Gurudwara. 

Bird watching: Nanak Sagar, which is an artificial lake created near the Nanakmatta Gurudwara is a frequent haunt for bird watchers as many migratory birds make Nanak Sagar their breeding place for the winter.

Staying in Nanakmatta

One can find few accommodations in the vicinity of Nanakmatta Gurudwara. There are only budget accommodations with limited amenities available at Nanakmatta. Another option is to find accommodation at Sitarganj which is located 12 kms from Nanakmatta. There are few options to stay at Khatima as well just 15 kms from Nanakmatta.

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Nanakmatta Food Guide

Being a small town, there are only few local restaurants that serve tea, snacks and other packaged food. Roadside dhabas in Nanakmatta mainly serve food in north Indian cuisine. Tourists can eat at these dhabas around the place or the best option is having meal at your place of stay.

History of Nanakmatta

Nanakmatta was previously the abode of yogis who were devotees of Guru Gorakhnath. It is situated 17kms from Khatima in Udham Singh Nagar district of Uttarakhand state. Guru Nanak Dev ji performed several devine acts at this place for the development of this region. 

Guru Nanak Dev Ji meditated at Nanakmatta for a lot of time as he was in love with the serenity and placidity of this place. There are many gurudwaras in Nanakmatta having a story of its own in association with the Guru.

  • Please follow the rules and regulations laid out by the Gurudwara authorities. One should maintain the sanctity of the place.

What is Nanakmatta famous for?

Nanakmatta is famous among tourist as Gurudwara.

Nanakmatta is popular destination for following activities/ interests - Gurudwara, Pilgrimage.

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