The awe-inspiring Hemkund Lake is one of the most sacred lakes of India. It is situated near ‘Hemkund Sahib’ the famous shrine of Sikhs. It is also known as the “Lake of Snow” which is adorned with seven glorious peaks ranging about 15,200 feet in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand. The circumference of the Hemkund Lake is 2 km. This place is dedicated to Guru Gobind Singh Ji (1666-1708), the tenth Sikh Guru. The name of this holy place is mentioned in Dasam Granth, a work dictated by Guruji himself. Devotees who visit Hemkund Sahib Gurudwara take a holy dip in this lake before paying obeisance at the shrine. Every year thousands of pilgrims visit this place from different parts of the world.
How to Reach:
Hemkund Sahib and Lake is easily accessible from Ghangaria (3,046 mts) a scenic hamlet, situated at a distance of 13 km from Govind Ghat. This holy place is about 13 km from Govind Ghat en-route Rishikesh-Badrinath Highway. The best time to visit this place is in the summer months, precisely between June to October.