Govindghat- Gateway of Shri Hemkund Sahib
At an elevation of 1800m above the sea level, Govindghat town is situated at the confluence of the Alaknanda and Lakshman Ganga rivers in Chamoli District of Uttarakhand State. It lies around roughly 22 kilometres from Joshimath Town on National Highway-58, It is the roadhead on the way to Shree Badrinath Dham - One of the important places of worship of Hindus and the starting point for trekking to Hemkund Sahib and Valley of Flowers. Thousands of devotees visits Shri Badrinath DHam, Hemkund Sahib and Valley of flowers during season time.
Govindghat located in beautiful location on the bank of Holy River Alaknanda and surrounded by Himalayan Mountains all around that will surely excites you to explore this mini town and to stay for a day or two far from rush and crowd. Weather of Govindghat remains pleasant throughout the year except winter, due to heavy snow fall in town and nearby valley and remains closed between months of November to April. One can add many nearby places to explore in their holiday plans to Govindghat.
Famous Tourist Attractions near Govindghat | Places to Visit near Govindghat
Govindghat located in beautiful location on the bank of Holy River Alaknanda and surrounded by Himalayan Mountains all around that will surely excites you to explore this mini town and to stay for a day or two far from rush and crowd.Badrinath Dham Temple. You can explore famous nearby tourist attractions and pilgrimage sites, few of them are:
- Satopanth Trek
- Hanuman Chatti
- Vishnu Prayag
- Hemkund Sahib
- Mana Village
- Ghangharia Village
- Valley of Flowers
- Joshimath Town
- Vasudhara Fall
Things to do near Govindghat | Activities to do near Govindghat
Valley of Flowers Trekking : Valley of Flowers trek is one of the most famous and opted trek to explore , full of adventure , nature beauties , wild animals to see, rare Himalayan birds, Rare flowers about 600 or more species , waterfalls etc. This 12 km valley of Flowers trek distance will surely give you next level experience.
Sustainable Tourism / Village Tourism: Ghangharia and Bhyundar village are the last inhabited village in valley of flowers trek. One can explore and connect with raw and authentic beauty of nature and way of living life within natural resources.
Bird watching near Govindghat: This whole valley is a hub of various Himalayan birds, one can capture clicks of beautiful rare Himalayan birds and scenic views of nature.
Pilgrimage: Valley of Flowers and Hemkund sahib (one of the most revered Sikh shrines in Uttarakhand) world’s heighest Gurudwara connects same route till Ghangharia Village. One can explore Gurudwara and take blessings, you will surely fell relaxed and satisfied.