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Gurdwara Pathar Sahib

Gurdwara Pathar Sahib

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Gurdwara Pathar Sahib is located in Ladakh region, Jammu & Kashmir, India. It was constructed in the memory of Guru Nanak. This is situated 25kms away from Leh. This was founded during 1970 when Leh Nimu road is constructing. People say that, in this place a demon attacked Guru Nanak. When guru was meditating at the base of the hill, demon threw a boulder. That boulder do not cause any harm to the guru. Demon tried to cause guru in several ways, but he was not successful. Then he realised that he is not a common man and stopped harassing people.

 

What to see at Gurdwara Pathar Sahib: Boulder is the major attraction of this place, because this boulder was the base to found this Gurdwara. It was found during the construction of Leh and Nimu road. Construction work was brought to a halt by a huge boulder. Though several attempts were made to remove this rock, they were unable to succeed. Then, Army official in charge of the project decided to blow. At time they were trying to blow the boulder, local people along with lama explained the importance of boulder and Nanak Lama. Then, local people, lamas and army officials constructed Gurudwara at this place.  Today, Indian army is maintaining this gurudwara. Vehicles which were passes through this gurudwara will stop here and pay obeisance to guru.

 

What to see around Gurudwara Pathar Sahib:

Shey Palace: For the Ladakh monarchs, Shey was the summer residence. Scenic beauty and expanse of the Indus valley is the major attraction of this place. In 3idoits movie, Ranchos school is located in Shey village. It is located 35kms away from Gurudwara.

Stok:  This is famous for its Buddhist Monastery. It also acts as gateway for several trekking activities. This is located 14kms away from Leh and 35kms away from Gurudwara.

Leh Palace: In 17th century this was acted as royal residence. Victory on the top of the Namgyal hill is another attraction. This tower was built as a mark of victory over Ballti Kashmir armies. It is located 25kms away from Gurudwara.

Alchi Gompa: It is one of the largest gompa in Leh which is situated on the banks of river Indus. Best collection of paintings can be seen here. It is lcoaed 22kms away from Gurudwara.

Shanti Stupa: It has white domed monument with backdrop of brown mountains. It is located 24kms away from Gurudwara.

Chamba Temple:  Maitreya is worshipped here. Statue of Maitreya is 14meters height. It is located 22kms away from Gurudwara.

Zorawar Fort: It is above the Leh Palace and the Namgyal Tsemo Gompa stands the imposing Zorawar Fort overlooking the valley of Leh. Other name of this fort is Riasi Fort. It is located 22kms away from Gurudwara.

 

Getting to Gurudwara Pathar Sahib : Only way to reach this place is through road way. Before reaching this place one has to reach Leh. This place can be reached either from Srinagar or from Manali. Both routes are mountain routes. Sometimes these routes will be blocked due to landslides. From Leh, Jeeps and Taxis are available to reach this monastery. Bus services to this gompa are very limited. Nearest railway station is located at Kalka. Taxis and Buses are available to reach Manali. Then taxis and buses are available to reach Leh from Manali. Nearest airport is located at Leh.

 

Getting around Gurudwara Pathar Sahib: This gompa can be explored on foot. From Leh, visitors can see the surrounding places of this gompa via buses and taxis.

 

Best time to visit Gurudwara Pathar Sahib:  Best time to visit this place is between June to October.

 

Where to stay in Gurudwara Pathar Sahib:  Accommodations are not available here. Only option is to stay at Leh.

 

Where to eat in Gurudwara Pathar Sahib: Eateries are not available here. Plenty of restaurants are available at Leh.

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