Govindghat is situated in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand, it is located on the banks of the Alaknanda river. This is situated at a distance of only 20 Kms from Joshimath. The area around Govindghat Yatra is surrounded by exciting scenery & beautiful surroundings. This gurudwara is a popular place to go to the place like Hemkund Sahib & Valley of Flowers. Thousands of Sikhs pilgrims come to this place every year to visit Hemkund Sahib. Later, walking from here to Gurudwara. The Gurudwara is located on the right side of the River Alaknanda.

There are several hotels, resorts & lodge in Govindghat that provide good and convenient services. There is also a big Gurudwara where you can stay and have free meals. Thousands of Pilgrims, adventurous lovers & nature lovers come to Govindghat every year to visit the sacred gurudwara of Hemkund Sahib & mystical beauty of Valley of Flowers. The Gurudwara situated on the bank of Alaknanda River is the most famous spot in the area, All required stuff for trekking, are simply possible in the local market.

Govindghat is located on National Highway 58 at an altitude of 6000 ft above sea level. It is the starting spot of the trek to Hemkund Sahib & Valley of Flowers. Govindghat has parking space available where you can park your vehicles while a trip to Hemkund Sahib. And from here you travel by foot in Hemkund Sahib and flower valley.

Best Time To Visit

The best time to visit Govindghat is between April to Jun and September to November. Travelling here in these months is the best and enjoyable. In the winter season, the journey of here is closed. During the winter season, the weather of here is cold. Due to heavy snowfall in the winter season, the temperature of here goes down very much. Due to heavy rains in the rainy season, it is a bit difficult to travel of here because of heavy rains threatening landslides. The temperature of here between from 2°C to 10°C in the winter season and the temperature in the summer season is between 15°C to 25°C.

How To Reach

By Air

The nearest airport to Govindghat is Jolly Grant Airport Dehradun, which is about 285 km away from Govindghat.

By Train

The nearest railway station of Govindghat is Rishikesh, which is about 267 km away from Govindghat.


Shopping in Govindghat is not very greatly enjoyable as there are fewer choices for the same. Govindghat is actually known for bliss, fun & beauty, hence, sometimes the tourists think of shopping here. Still, this does not mean that you can not complete your journey without shopping! For shopping, you have to go to Joshimath, which is the nearest place to Govindghat situated only 20 kilometers away. In Joshimath,

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