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Gurdwara Pathar Sahib


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Gurdwara Pathar Sahib Overview

Ranked 7 of 106 sightseeing in Ladakh

A journey into the clouds is what you can expect, climbing to a height of 12,000 feet above sea level to reach the Gurdwara Pathar Sahib in the valley of Ladakh about 25 kilo meters from Leh.

Steeped in local folklore, the shrine is of religious importance with a historical milieu. It is said that a demon used to terrorise the inhabitants who prayed for recourse and Guru Nanak, whom the locals call Nanak Lama, came to their rescue and freed them of this evil fiend. The name “pathar” which means boulder is derived from the legend, which says the demon went into a rage seeing the people venerating Guru Nanak and pushed a large boulder down to kill him. However, the boulder turned into a soft ball of wax and stopped just as it touching him.

Built in the early 16th century to observe Guru Nanak’s visit to this valley, the Indian Army now maintains the Gurudwara.  Pilgrims and tourists flock to this beautiful spot all through the year by air, road or rail. Air travel is open throughout the year and is most comfortable. The plus point of driving along the roads that lead to this place is the scenic beauty which one can relish on a road trip. The best time of the year to visit the Gurdwara Pathar Sahib is between June and August.

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Operating hours

Monday - Friday:
6:00 AM -7:00 PM
6:00 AM -7:00 PM
6:00 AM -7:00 PM
Public Holidays:
6:00 AM -10:00 AM

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Jayesh Poojary

Jayesh Poojary4.3/5

24 reviews

Worth a visit

Beautiful story of a babaji for good over evil. Enjoy the langhar here. Enjoy the quad biking close by. Absolute peaceful. Close by you can go to magnetic hill. If you are on a bike enjoy the ride on the entire stretch of straight road .. :)

Sanjeev Gupta

Sanjeev Gupta5.0/5

60 reviews

Peace and tranquility

The Gurudwara is maintained by the Army. The place is associated with Guru Nanak Ji's stay and meditation here in the sixteenth century. Spent some time here and sought blessings of Waheguru Ji.

S.m.bega  Raaj

S.m.bega Raaj5.0/5

145 reviews

Peaceful Gurudwara

Hat's off to the Army Jawans, and my humble salute. I went to this pleasantly peaceful Gurdwara on 25th April 2016, it's just 20 km from Leh and on the Highway to Kargil, so it's very easily accessible and every visitor to Leh should visit this absolutely blissful place and sit in silence to enjoy the positive vibrations over there. Hot tea and snacks are provided to every visitor and it's very tasty too, heard lunch is also provided during the lunch time, the Gurdwara has all the amenities for the visitors with ample car parking and washrooms at strategic locations.

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Sekhar Sekhar

Sekhar Sekhar4.3/5

4 reviews

A peaceful place

A peaceful and calm devotional temple, maintained by the Indian army, there is an gallery in the temple where the whole Sikh history is clearly mentioned in pictures which makes you stand still with all their pictures.
  • A peaceful place
  • A peaceful place

Suraj Kaushal

Suraj Kaushal4.3/5

1 review

Most visited place

Gurdwara Pathar Sahib, most of the peoples don't know about this place. Gurdwara Sahib is managed by Indian Army, history is once Guru Nanak Ji meditating at this place and a demon who hates Guru Nanak throughs a Big stone on Guru Nanak, but Guru Nanak was in meditation, the stone becomes soft like wax and the head back of Guru is embedded on it, stone is in Gurdwara Sahib.

Rosh Borawke

Rosh Borawke5.0/5

5 reviews

A serene holy space

A serene holy space of worship, when were enroute to Lamayuru and stopped here at around 12:30 afternoon, were served with some very delicious basic meal in the langar. This holy space has an interesting story to it that is mentioned inside the Gurudwara.
  • A serene holy space

Manas Ghosh

Manas Ghosh5.0/5

2 reviews

Beautiful religious place to visit

Beautiful view from the top and nice place to stay for hours together for peace of mind inside the gurdwara. You should travel during day time, tea and snacks are served free in the gurdwara.

Shilpa Mantri

Shilpa Mantri5.0/5

9 reviews

Historic importance and managed by the army

This Gurudwara is located 45 minutes away from Leh. It has its historic importance, which is very well written on the boards. It is constructed and maintained and managed by army people. Here you can enjoy langar food, must visit in Leh.

Asheesh Sahu

Asheesh Sahu2.9/5

6 reviews

Good to start day by going here

It's holy Place and in the way of Pangong lake. You can go here between 10-12 hrs IST. You must eat Langar there, you can use locker to keep your belongings. The area is very neat and clean. Indian Army taking care of this Gurudwara.

Abhimanyu Anand

Abhimanyu Anand5.0/5

7 reviews

Must visit place in Ladakh

Gurdwara Pathar situated in Buddhist LadKh and there is story behind this Gurdwara related to Guru Nakak Ji. Must visit place in Leh. Eaten langar there and surrounding is just peaceful and heart warming. One must visit there and it is maintained by our great Indian army so must visit place.

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Gurdwara Pathar Sahib, Ladakh

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Gurdwara Pathar Sahib, Ladakh
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Gurdwara Pathar Sahib, Ladakh
Gurdwara Pathar Sahib, Ladakh

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Gurdwara Pathar Sahib, Ladakh
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Gurdwara Pathar Sahib, Ladakh

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