Nanakmatta Travel Guide

Once in Nanakmatta, you may come across many finely sculpted shrines serving as best examples of the epitome of architecture and religious belief in Uttarakhand. Situated in Udham Singh Nagar District, Nanakmatta is the town with endless magnificence, and it is applauded as one of the holy pilgrimage sites of Uttarakhand named after the most revered first Sikh Guru, Guru Nanak Dev. Nanakmatta is situated on the banks of Deoha River which is presently dammed into a beautiful reservoir popularly known as the Nanak Sagar. The Gurdwara is one of the three most important Sikh holy shrines in Uttarakhand, others being Gurdwara Hemkunt Sahib and Gurdwara Reetha Sahib. Nanakmatta carries the belief that Guru Nanak Dev in 1514, paid a visit here during his third udasi,

and got involved in meditation and preaching the ardent devotees. Before this, the land was the house of worship of Guru Gorakhnath and was commonly known as "Gorakh Matta". Guru Nanak Dev was so allured by the grace of the town that he showered his blessings here which transformed and resulted in the growth of Nanakmatta.

Our Nanakmatta travel guide is overflowing with information on best places to visit and amazing things to do, which makes it quite essential for the travellers looking for an impeccable travelling experience. Also, handcrafted for you are the varied holiday packages by Tour My India that ensure a vacation unlike any other.

Best Time to Visit Nanakmatta

Nanakmatta with its natural aura proves to be a perfect stand-in for your mundane life. Moreover, if you prefer to visit this town in the winter season, you would have the advantage of enjoying the peaceful environ more.

  • Summer

    Luminous summers make its mark on Nanakmatta in the months of April, May, and June. If you are planning a vacation to the major cities of Uttarakhand, you can miss out on this one in summers as the temperature reaches up to 40°C, making it undesirable for this duration.

  • Monsoon

    As we approach the end of August, monsoon season commences accompanied with heavy rainfall in the town. Lasting until October, the wet season for sure provides a much-required relief from the sunny days of summers but comes with high chances of landslides which can delay your plans for a sightseeing tour.

  • Winter

    This season can truly be considered the best time to visit Nanakmatta as the town turns into a beauty pleasing the eye. With the onset of mid-October, one can enjoy chants of the Gurdwara or go for bird watching tour around the town.

Where to Stay in Nanakmatta?

Nanakmatta welcome tourists to its cozy vicinage by offering comfortable and pocket-friendly options for accommodation. The town which houses the famous Gurdwara Nanak Matta Sahib provides a comfortable stay in Sri Hargobind Singh Sarai and Shri Guru Nanak Guest House. Besides, there are a few other accommodation options like guest houses by KMVN which offer comfortable beds and facilities. If you happen to stop by in Sitarganj and Khatima there are a few options to stay there as well.

How to Reach Nanakmatta?

Spiritualizing yourself can't get any easier as this place is conveniently accessible via all three means, Air, Rail, and Road.

  • By Air

    Land on Pantnagar Airport which is around 57 km away from your destination. Visitors can comfortably travel in a cab from the Airport to Nanakmatta.

  • By Rail

    Disembark on Khatima railway station to reach Nanakmatta. The railway station is approximately 16 km away from the town and can be accessed by cabs.

  • By Road

    Visitors can easily approach Nanakmatta as its well linked with other beautiful tourist attractions of Uttarakhand. One can board a bus till Khatima and Rudrapur and after that they can take a cab heading to the town.

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