Trek to Hemkund Sahib reduced by 4 km

With a motor road built between Govindghat and Pulna, the 22-km trek to the Himalayan Sikh shrine of Hemkund Sahib has been reduced by four km.

Rawat for separate ropeway corporation in Uttarakhand

With a view to consolidate infrastructure along Chardham yatra route, Uttarakhand Chief Minster Harish Rawat has said a separate ropeway corporation will be set up to expand the ropeway network in the state.

Hemkund Sahib closes for winter

Thousands of Sikh pilgrims braved chilly conditions to converge at Hemkund Sahib in Garhwal Himalayas on Friday as the sacred portals of the shrine were closed for the annual six-month winter break during which the area remains snowbound.

Portals of Hemkund Sahib to close tomorrow for winter season

The sacred portals of Hemkund Sahib - a famous Sikh shrine in Garhwal Himalayas - will be closed Friday for six months due to the onset of winter during which the area remains snowbound and inaccessible.

Hemkund Sahib opens for pilgrims

The portals of the famous Hemkund Sahib Gurdwara located in snow-capped Garhwal Himalayas were thrown open to pilgrims on Sunday.

Hemkund Sahib closes for winter break

Hundreds of Sikh pilgrims today offered prayers at Hemkund Sahib as portals of the famous shrine in Garhwal Himalayas were closed for a winter break.

Yatra to Kedarnath-Badrinath to resume on October 5

Pilgrimage to the famous Himalayan shrines of Kedarnath and Badrinath will resume on October 5 with the start of the Navratras.

Hemkund Sahib opens to pilgrims after Uttarakhand floods

About 200 pilgrims visited the Hemkund Sahib in Garhwal Himalayas today after pilgrimage to the famous Sikh shrine resumed last Saturday.

Yatra to Hemkund Sahib resumes, first batch flagged off in Uttarakhand

Pilgrimage to Hemkund Sahib in Garhwal Himalayas resumed on Saturday from Govindghat after remaining suspended for over three months in the wake of the June flashfloods which had breached a 6-km stretch of the trek to the famed Sikh shrine.

Yatra to Hemkund Sahib resumes

Pilgrimage to Sikh shrine Hemkund Sahib in Uttarakhand, suspended since June 16 natural calamity, resumed with Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna flagging off batch of nearly 100 pilgrims from Govindghat.

Hemkund trust seeks alternative land from U`khand

An Uttarakhand-based Sikh trust has asked the state government to allot them land to set up a base camp at Govind Ghat for the pilgrims en-route to Hemkund Sahib.

Himalayan tsunami: Survivors all praise for Indian Army

Having several brushes with death, survivors of the Himalayan Tsunami which left a trail of destruction in Uttarakhand were all praise for Army, which they said has given them a second life.

Hemkund Sahib reopens for pilgrims

Devotees took a holy dip in the glacial lake at Sri Hemkund Sahib as the Sikh shrine in Uttarakhand`s Chamoli district reopened.

Hemkund Sahib reopens for pilgrims

Portals of the famous Sikh shrine of Hemkund Sahib were on Friday reopened after a gap of more than six months, official sources said.