Gurudwara Sri Hemkunt Sahib, Uttarakhand
Its Located at a height of 15,210 ft above sea level. The region is covered completely under snow throughout the months of October to June and is practically inaccessible but with the oncoming season of summer, the snow melts to reveal a mountain side teeming with activity. Natural beauty and the presence of the exotic Valley of Flowers is the main attraction. The actual traverse begins from Rishikesh and then builds its way upwards to Gobind Ghat, Gobind Dham and to the final destination …..Hemkunt!. The road and the river both meander their way through the mountains, teasing and challenging each other, sometimes one rising above the other.
Unpredictable weather and the landslides do cause hindrances to the pilgrims, sometimes causing them to halt in their vehicles for hours till the roads to be cleared.The pilgrims who complete their journeys encourage the morale of the ones who are on their way up with the words ‘Waheguruji ka khalsa, Waheguruji ki fateh’ – a line that joins everyone together.