Gurdwara Shri Hemkunt Sahib Trust, JoshiMath

Gurdwara Name Gurdwara Shri Hemkunt Sahib Trust Address Joshimath, Dist. Chaumoli, Uttarakhand
Zipcode Phone 01389222121, 7500241976
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Sarai Available yes Sarai Contact Information
Sarai facilities 4 rooms , common bath , 6 persons can stay in it. Also 4 halls having a capacity of 30 persons in each.Its free of cost. Now its being broken and a new sarai being constructed.
Sarai Room Count 4
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History To go to Hemkunt Sahib ji , the next stop from Joshimath is Gobind Ghat at a distance of 20 kms. Its 9 hours distance from Rishikesh by bus / taxi and they charge Rs 350/ person in sharing taxi. Gate Timings- Joshimath-Gobind Ghat 0640, 0900, 1130, 1400 and 1630 hrs. Helicopter Service- Civil flights are available between Joshimath- Gobind Ghat - Gobind Dham- Ghangaria helipad & back
Remarks Preparations for Pilgrimage. i) Clothings. Pack your items, preferably in carry packs and divide into three parts - to be left at Ghagaria(for road journey)/ Gobind Dham (for night stay)/ upto Hemkund sahib (one change over). ii) Eatables. Carry bread & jam, fruity/ 200 ml juice containers, soft drinks, water, biscuits, toffees, knife & small spoons, paper plates, napkins, and fresh fruits. Keep shedding the qty/ weight of eatables, as per night halt programme as above. Further you go from Rishikesh, prices also keep going up (pepsi bottle actual cost Rs. 20/- is available at Rs. 40/- when you are nearest to God !!). iii) Footwear. DO NOT buy & carry abs new item. Break-in period for shoes is approx two months. Wear good quality(approx range 500-1500 or beyond) shoes. iv) Medicines. Apart from your daily use medicines, incl SOS, pl do carry one strip each of Avomine(nausea/ vomitting), Crocin, Dependal(loose motions), Flexon MR(muscle relaxation), Norflox TZ (stomach infection), Cetrizin(antialergic) and Band aid medicated dressing strips. iv) Carry all & completed documents of your vehicle, incl proper driving license for Innova/ Bolero/ Scorpio/ Other SUVs since this category of vehicles is NOT covered under driving license LMVs. Pl do carry your own identity/ visiting cards, if any. * Courtesy information provided by : Brigadier BS Gill, Vir Chakra, Parakram Padak 91 - 98728-68095