As a religion, Sikhism came into being about 500 years ago. The religion preaches love for all. If you seek spiritual salvation, Sikh religious places will certainly take you through an eternal journey of self and union with the Lord.
Here are a few of the top historical destinations for Sikhs:
Located in heavenly surroundings, Hemkund Sahib flanks a snowy lake and opens for a few months from May to October, when the ice on the mountains has receded. The blissful surroundings are enough to enchant your spiritual senses, taking you to a unique spiritual journey. You can reach Govindghat by bus or private transport, from where it is a journey by foot until Hemkund.
Set in the mesmerizing Parvati Valley, amidst the snowy peaks of the Himalayas, the holy Sikh shrine of Manikaran Sahib is renowned for the miraculous healing properties of its hot springs. A visit to the serene locale and surroundings is sure to captivate your senses and offer you nothing less than spiritual salvation. A number of Hindu shrines decorate the majestic area. You can reach Manikaran by road from Kullu or Bhuntar in Himachal Pradesh. Bhuntar can be reached by air or road.
The most popular of all Sikh pilgrimage centers, the Golden Temple stands tall in the middle of a holy lake, known as sarovar, in the city of Amritsar, Punjab. Built in marble and decorated with gold, the temple’s marvelous architecture only adds to its grandeur, making it one of the most popular spiritual destinations in India. Taking a stroll around the rectangular lake is an amazing experience, with spiritual music playing in the background taking you to a spiritual journey. You can reach Amritsar by air, rail, and road. There is an excellent public transport system connecting the holy city of Sikhs.
One of the most sacred spiritual places for Sikhs, Shri Kesagad Sahib in Anandpur Sahib of Punjab is the place of birth of Khalsa/Sikhism. To this day, the place is chosen by Sikhs for baptism and revered for salvation. The city of bliss, Anandpur Saheb can be easily accessed by road or rail from New Delhi or Chandigarh or Ludhiana airport. You can get trains or buses or other private transport from different cities to Anandpur Saheb.
Shri Hazur Sahib
Shri Hazur Sahib stands tall along the banks of Godavari River in Nanded, Maharashtra. Revered by Sikhs from across the globe, Shri Hazur Sahib is the place where the tenth Sikh saint Guru Gobind Singh left for heavenly abode. Angitha Sahib, a room within the holy shrine where the saint was cremated, is the most sacred place within the shrine precincts. Nanded can be reached by bus, train, and air.