Hemkund Sahib portals to close on October 10

The portals of Hemkund Sahib, a famous sikh shrine in the Garhwal Himalayas, will close on October 10 for six months.

The officials from the Department of Tourism said that so far around 3 lakh pilgrims have managed to visit the holy shrine. Hemkund Sahib shrine is located at 16,000 ft above sea level near the famous Badrinath temple in the Chamoli district. Pilgrims travel a distance of 22 km from Govindghat to reach Hemkund Sahib.


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