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Road Trips to Famous Gurudwaras in India

Amongst the various places of worship found in India, the Gurudwaras hold a special place. Welcoming people from all religions and communities, there is no other place that celebrates equality like the Gurudwaras, where people from all walks of life are seen at an equal level. There are several Gurudwaras in the country which one can visit and relive the important events of historic and spiritual significance for the Sikh. Here are some of the amazing gurudwaras in India along with delicious food that you can enjoy.

11 Famous Gurudwaras in India with Pictures

1. Gurudwara Harmandir Sahib, Punjab

Gurudwara Harmandir Sahib

The most famous and the biggest Gurudwara in India, Gurudwara Harmandir Sahib holds a special place. The foundation stone of this shrine was laid in 1855 by Guru Arjan, while the Adi Granth was placed in 1604. Maharaja Ranjit Singh in the 19th century covered the upper floors of the shrine with gold sheets so that the Gurudwara remains protected. The temple has four doors which signify that the Sikh religion accepts people from all walks of life.

Best time to visit: November to March

2. Gurudwara Baba Atal Sahib, Punjab

Gurudwara Baba Atal Sahib

Gurudwara Baba Atal Sahib is a famous gurudwara in India which was constructed to commemorate the death of Guru Hargobind Singh’s son, Baba Atal. You will be able to find the nine-storied tower, which is not only known for its height but also architecture. The gurudwara was constructed between 1778 and 1784. Till date, it is well-frequented by devotees and shrines.

Best time to visit: November to March

3. Takht Sri Damdama Sahib, Punjab

Takht Sri Damdama Sahib

Takht Sri Damdama Sahib is a significant Gurudwara in Punjab as Bir of Sri Guru Granth Sahib was written by Guru Gobind Singh here. It is also the place where the faith of the Singhs was tested by Guruji.

Best time to visit: October to March

4. Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, New Delhi

Bangla Sahib Gurudwara

Found at the heart of Delhi, Gurudwara Bangla Sahib was constructed between the 17th and 18th centuries. The eighth Sikh Guru Har Krishan stayed here and to commemorate his stay, the gurudwara was constructed. 

Best time to visit: October to March

5. Tarn Taran Sahib, Punjab

Tarn Taran Sahib

You can visit Shri Tarn Taran Sahib to see the largest Sarovar among all the gurudwaras in the country. Apart from the beauty of the gurudwara, the Sikh temple is also popular for the gathering of devotees on the day of Amavas every month.

Best time to visit: October to February

6. Gurudwara Mattan Sahib, Jammu & Kashmir

Located on the Anantnag-Pahalgam Road, Gurudwara Mattan Sahib was constructed by a Brahmin who converted to Sikhism after being enlightened by the message of Guru Nanak Dev. The Gurudwara is one of the most sacred places in Jammu and Kashmir, not only for Sikhs but also for Hindus.

Best time to visit: September to April

7. Takhat Sachkhand Shri Hazur Abchalnagar Sahib Gurudwara, Maharashtra

Takhat Sachkhand Shri Hazur Abchalnagar Sahib Gurudwara

One of the most beautiful gurudwaras to visit in India is Takhat Sachkhand Shri Hazur Abchalnagar Sahib Gurudwara. This gurudwara was built in 1832 by Maharaja Ranjit Singh in memory of the 10th Sikh guru, Guru Gobind Singh as he took his last breath here.

Best time to visit: October to March

8. Gurudwara Nanak Jhira Sahib, Karnataka

Gurudwara Nanak Jhira Sahib, Karna

It is one of the most frequented gurudwaras in India where you can see the Gurudwara Nanak Jhira Sahib. Several devotees and tourists visit the gurudwara thrice a year, which include, Holi, Diwali, and Guru Nanak Jayanti.

Best time to visit: September to March

9. Gurudwara Sri Hemkunt Sahib, Uttarakhand

Hemkunt Sahib

The famous gurudwara in Uttarakhand, Gurudwara Sri Hemkunt Sahib is also one of the most scenic gurudwaras in India. The gurudwara is perched at a height of more than 4000m and built in the shape of a star, considering the weather as well as altitude. Due to the cold weather and snowfall, the shrine remains closed from October to April.

Best time to visit: May to September

10. Gurudwara Rewalsar, Himachal Pradesh

Gurudwara Rewalsar, Himachal Pradesh

Located at Mandi district to be precise, gurudwara Rewalsar was built at the exact place where Guru Gobind Sahib met Raja Siddh Sen of Mandi. You will be able to see the gurudwara from a distance because of the huge size of the dome. To reach this gurudwara, you have to climb 108 stairs.

Best time to visit: October to November; March to May

11. Takht Sri Patna Sahib, Bihar

Patna Sahib Gurudwara, Patna

Guru Gobind Singh was born in Patna and even spent several years of his life in this city. Takht Sri Patna Sahib was constructed by Maharaja Ranjit Singh in 1780. This is one of the most important gurudwaras in the country as Guru Teg Bahadur visited Patna and even stayed at the same place.

Best time to visit: November to February

The Gurudwaras make for some amazing tourist destinations, as there are plenty of things to do in these places apart from worship and sightseeing. You can get involved in the Sewa and volunteer to carry out small tasks in the Gurudwara to have an authentic experience. If you want to spend some more time at these places, it is recommended to rent a car from Revv instead of relying on Taxi alone. You would get the peace of mind of spending as much time as you want and also take the car for local sightseeing and expeditions. To get started head to the Revv website or install the Revv App from the Google Play Store and iOS App Store.

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