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8 Road Trips to Famous Sikh Pilgrimage places in Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand, a breathtaking tourist spot in the sublime Himalayan range, is also known as the domicile of Hindu Gods and Goddesses. Apart from many awe-inspiring scenic places, this tourist spot is also thronged with many spiritual places that attract a chunk of pilgrims every year. There are many popular Sikh holy places in Uttarakhand where a large number of Sikh devotees visit throughout the years. These popular Sikh Pilgrimage sites in Uttarakhand inspire Silk pilgrims to visit these places so that they can come closer to the divine power and enjoy the serenity. Not only Sikhs but also many Hindu devotees who love peace and tranquility also visit these famous gurudwaras in Uttarakhand.

Gurudwara is a sacred shrine and place of devotion for Sikh devotees. Sikh gurudwaras welcome people from all religions or even those who don’t acknowledge any faiths. Uttarakhand has a list of the popular gurudwaras that are hugely venerated by Sikh pilgrims. If you plan road trips to Uttarakhand, then you can explore all these places to the full extent. In this context, you must opt for a car rental from Revv and enjoy these places utterly and even explore other splendid locations in the vicinity.

Let’s take a look at some eminent Gurudwaras in Uttarakhand.

1. Hemkunt Sahib

This is one of the most popular Sikh gurudwaras located in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand. This is not only popular among Sikh pilgrims but people from other religions also visit this sacred place. It is situated at an altitude of 4329 m. This is the place where Guru Gobind Singhji ((the 10th Sikh guru) has meditated at the banks of Hemkund Lake and achieved celestial deliverance. This gurudwara is not built with the concept of conventional Sikh architecture rather it is built with slopes.

  • The best time to travel to this place: in the summer season
  • Nearby places to visit: The valley of flowers, Hemkund Lake, and Ghangaria

2. Guru Ram Rai Darbar Sahib

This is another eminent Sikh worship place in Dehradun (Uttarakhand) that is dedicated to Baba Ram Rai (the eldest son of Guru Ram Rai). This is the place where Baba Ram Rai settled after getting expatriated by the Sikh orthodoxy. The building is architecturally momentous as it owns many architectural themes including, turrets, domes and gardens, from Islamic architecture. Every year, a lot of pilgrims used to visit this place because they like to enjoy the mouthwatering Prasad at the langar.  All the walls of this gurudwara are ornamented by portraits and frescoes of many solons, gods, goddesses, and saints.

  • The best time to travel to this place: March-July
  • Nearby places to visit: Robber’s cave and Tapkeswar Mandir

3. Nanakmatta Sahib Gurudwara

This is a historical Sikh shrine that is located on the Rudrapur-Tanakpur route. This is the place where the first Sikh guru, Guru Nanak Dev has visited for meditation. Many devotees come to visit this place throughout the year. The place is also famous for the huge construction Nanakmatta Dam that is built across the Saryu River.

  • The best time to travel to this place: November-December and February-March
  • Nearby places to visit: Baoli Sahib, Nanak Sagar

4. Reetha Sahib Gurudwara

Reetha Sahib Gurudwara (Meetha Reetha Sahib) is a popular Sikh gurudwara that is located near Deyuri village in Uttarakhand. Established in 1960, this holy place is situated at the convergence of the Lohiya and Ratiya rivers. This is the place where Guru Nanak Ji had a divine emergence with yogis. As this place is a sacred place, thus on Baisakhi Purnima, a grand Sikh fair is held here.

  • The best time to travel to this place: October-May
  • Nearby places to visit: Baleshwar temple, Lohaghat, Maa Barahi Temple, Abbott Mount

5. Gurudwara Almast Sahib

This Gurudwara is developed in the memory of Baba Almast Sahib Ji and it is located near Nanakmatta Sahib Complex. Baba Almast was banished from his gurudwara by the yogis. This gurudwara is located where Baba Almast had mediated and achieved celestial liberation.

  • The best time to travel to this place: November-December, February-March
  • Nearby places to visit: Shri Maa Durga Mandir, Gurudwara Bauli Sahib

6. Gurudwara Hargobind Sahib

This gurudwara is situated at Udham Nagar (45 km from Rudrapur). This gurudwara is dedicated to the 6th Sikh guru (Guru Hargobind ji).

  • The best time to travel to this place: November-December, February-March
  • Nearby places to visit: Shri Maa Durga Mandir, Gurudwara Bauli Sahib

7. Gurdwara Guru Ka bagh Sahib

This popular gurudwara is located at Tanda village, Kicha (Uttarakhand). This is the place where Guru Sahib transformed himself into a child and stayed here.

  • The best time to travel to this place: October-March
  • Nearby places to visit: Gurudwara Shri Ghat Sahib Tanda, Jama Masjid Darayu

8. Gurudwara Sant Nagar Bauli Sahib

This is another established gurudwara in Gaindi Khata village that is 20 km from Haridwar (Uttarakhand). In 1508, Sri Guru Nanak Sahib Ji came to this place after visiting Nanakmatta, Kashipur, Kotdwar and Naziabad during the month of July-August. Guru Nanak Ji spent more than 3 months offering meditation here. Guru Nanak Ji presented a gift of Amrit in the form of a Baoli Sahib to the local Sangat. Even today pilgrims enjoy the water of the Baoli Sahib.

  • The best time to travel to this place: October-March
  • Nearby places to visit: Gharghar River, Sri Baba Almast gurudwara

These are popular Sikh holy places in Uttarakhand that you can’t shun easily if you are planning to visit there. While planning road trips to famous Sikh Pilgrimage places in Uttarakhand, go for a sanitized car rental from Revv. Revv offers affordable road trip packages that you must explore while visiting these famous Sikh shrines in Uttarakhand.


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