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6 Places That Showcase Sikh Spirituality

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HolidayIQ reviewers suggest places when you're in a pursuit of self discovery. Check out the top places that showcase Sikh spirituality.

1. Amritsar

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Temple | Golden Temple | Religious | Peaceful

HolidayIQ Reviewer Sankar Narayanan says, “Holy place to be visited especially on full moon day ... I joined the numerous devotees waiting in the bridge connecting the Harmandir Sahib gurudwara at the Golden Temple. The Harmandir Sahib is the holy place for the sikhs. In the sanctum the holy Granth Sahib is placed and worshiped. When you approach this holy place, you get the positive, soulful and peaceful vibration gripping you.” Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer CM PRADHAN adds, “Beautiful temple with a disciplined atmosphere...I visited the temple during day as well as night. I also enjoyed a free vegetarian meal at the langar hall, which was a wonderful experience. I also visited the sikh museum where I learnt many things about sikh religion and history attached with glorifying Punjabi history. The holy sarovar gave a glittering look with colourful fish. ” Read Full Review

2. New Delhi

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Temple | Shopping | Architecture | History

HolidayIQ Reviewer Sabyasachi RayC says, “ Apparently Majnu (the crazy one) was a sufi mystic who lived here around the 16th century. He ferried people across the Yamuna, free of cost, as his penance to God. Guru Nanak was impressed by his devotion and stayed for sometime here. A gurudwara was built to mark the holy congregation. Today the refugees from Tibet inhabit this area. Giving the place the flavours of their distinct culture be it food, clothing, religion or festivals. ” Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer SWATI B says, “Donning our head-cover, we entered sceptically as we hadn't ever been to a sikh place of worship. But were quickly put to ease by the soulful Gurbani ie the tenets of the holy Guru Granth Sahib being recited. The visuals of the gold setup etc were so tempting, that I didn't realise until much later that photography inside was prohibited :(... Since it was getting dark, we could only manage some shots before queuing up for the yummy prasad. The flagpole or Nishan Sahib (visible till great distances) also caught our attention. ...Welcomes all faiths ” Read Full Review

3. Patna

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Temple | Ganga | Culture | Heritage

HolidayIQ Reviewer Amresh Sinha adds, “Birth place of Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji ..."Takht Sri Patna Sahib" its the birth place of 10th(dashwe) guru of sikhs Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji. It is a must to visit place when you are in Patna. It is located in Old Patna city, so roads are narrow and buildings are old. It is situated near Ganga river....:When you are in a Guru Dwara you must cover your head, so please bring some cloth for that(you can also buy it from there too).” Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer prerna . shares, “Beautiful gurudwara with nice architecture This is the birthplace of 10th sikh Guru Gobind singh. It's a must visit in Patna. Gurudwara runs langar all three times and also provides the tea.” Read Full Review

4. Hemkund Sahib

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Priya Anand shares, “Hemkund Sahib - Walking with the divine Generally it is the faithful among the Sikh community that travel to Hemkund Sahib, a steep climb of over 5721 feet in 21 km. Starting at 5721, the relentless climb winds its way upwards from Govind Ghat via Gangaria. The climb from Gangaria is particularly steep but beautiful with Alpine flowers including the Brahma Kamal and the elusive Blue Poppy. As we huff and puff our way to the top, we stop in awe of the Sikh devotees who murmuring their prayers walk in a steady crises cross manner to conserve their energy. It is indeed the pull of the divine that keeps us going, for when we reach the gurudwara, the simple but sublime beauty of the edifice and the clear pristine waters of the lake make even the atheist among us feel that we are in the presence of a divine power. The oxygen deprived air can make us feel a little light headed and breathless, but after a few minutes; we walk into the gurudwara and are captured by the simplicity and elegance of the bhajans as we bow down before the holy Guru Granth. Sweet kheer and a tea with a more than liberal dose of sugar revive us and we marvel at the sheer beauty of the Himalayan Panorama. Its lunch time and we need to walk back to Gangaria, but the memory of Hemkund will remain entrenched in our hearts forever. ” Read Full Review

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5. Gwalior

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Fort | Palace | Heritage | Architecture

HolidayIQ Reviewer RAMDAS GUPTA adds, “The best part of Gwalior Fort is gurudwara, it's too peaceful place to visit. The marble glares in eyes. You can see the whole city from it. The weather is always good at the top. There is also a light and music program in the night at the Fort. Well in the end I will say it a nice place to visit.” Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer Prem Anand shares, “Built inside the Gwalior Fort, the gurudwarawas constructed in 1970. Made up of marble and colourful stained glass exteriors, thegurudwara is one of the significant Sikh pilgrimage sites.” Read Full Review

6. Manikaran

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Debayan Bhowmik adds, “An ideal mixture of belief and spiritualism The moment you enter the premises of the gurudwara surrounding the hot spring, an unknown sense of spirituality will engulf you, whatever may be your religion. The belief with which people come here is amazing to look at and feel. It is believed that bathing in the water of the spring can cure any kind of skin rashes and also steamed rice (cooked in the water of the hot spring) is served as the prasad in thegurudwara, which is purely delicious.” Read Full Review

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