Hemkunt Lake - Things to Know Before Visiting
Hemkunt Lake, Uttarakhand 246443
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About Hemkunt Lake
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.
Attractions Near Hemkunt Lake
Badrinath temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu which is situated in the town of Badrinath in Uttarakhand, India. The temple and town form one of the four Char Dham and Chota Char Dham pilgrimage sites. The temple is also one of the 108 Divya Desams dedicated to Vishnu, who is worshipped as Badrinath—holy shrines for Vaishnavites. This is a major tourist destination and pilgrimage site in Uttarakhand.
Joshimath, also known as Jyotirmath, is a city and a municipal board in Chamoli District. It is a gateway to several Himalayan mountain climbing expeditions, trekking trails and pilgrim centers like Badrinath. It is home to one of the four cardinal pīthas established by Adi Shankara.
Nestled amidst the snow-clad mountains of Garhwal Himalayan Range, Auli adds beauty and fascination to Uttarakhand tourism. With slopes and meadows flanked by dense vegetation of oak and coniferous , it is hard to describe the beauty of this hill station. Auli is a part of Chamoli district in Uttarakhand in North India and is famous world-wide as one of the best destinations for skiing in India.
Rudranath clutches a special importance in the heart of Lord Shiva’s devotees. Amongst the ‘Panch Kedar’ (Rudranath, Kedarnath, Tungnath, Madhyamaheshwar, and Kalpeshwar) Rudranath is a far-flung temple situated in Garhwal region in Chamoli District of Uttarakhand. The place is surrounded by the lofty Garhwal Himalayan Mountains and is located at an elevation of 3600 m. It is said that this important Hindu shrine was built in 8th Century AD and is said to shelter the face of Lord Shiva. Whereas,
it is a popular Lord Shiva’s temple in the Garhwal region of the state Uttarakhand. This popular Hindu temple in Uttarakhand is a prominent part of ‘Panch Kedar’ pilgrimage circuit, on which it comes on the fourth. Comfortably seated at a high elevation of 3497 m, the Madhyamaheshwar Temple is said to be built by the heroes of the epic Mahabharata, Pandavas.
Kalindi pass, or Kalindi khal is a high altitude mountain pass connecting Gangotri and Gastoli. It is situated at 5,950 metres elevation, makes it the highest pass in the world and forms the most famous trekking pass of the Garhwal Himalaya. The pass is heavily glaciated. The glacier west of the pass flows into the Gangotri Glacier which forms the source of the Ganges.
Where is Hemkunt Lake
Discover More Attractions in Chamoli, Where Hemkunt Lake Is Located
Chamoli hosts a variety of destinations of pilgrim and tourists' interest. Badrinath, Hemkund Sahib, Valley of Flowers and Auli. Chamoli also happened to be a birthplace of "Chipko movement"- the first forest conservation movement of India.