Gurudwara Pathar Sahib

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    Location: Gurudwara Pathar Sahib, Ladakh, India, 194101

    Estimated Visiting Time: 1 hour

    Phone number not available

    Gurudwara Pathar Sahib stands at the place where Guru Nanak, situated 25 miles from Leh in the Ladakh region in Jammu and Kashmir,  the founder of the Sikh religion and the first guru, is believed to have vanquished a demon. Gurudwara Pathar Sahib is also worshipped and venerated by Buddhists, though the region is predominantly Buddhist. Guru Nanak is venerated as Guru Gompka Maharaj and as Nanak Lama by Tibetan Buddhists.


    The city has attracted visitors from all over the world with its blue waters, clear skies, and snowcapped mountains, since the 1970s, when Ladakh opened its doors to tourists. Not only its raw natural beauty but also there is more to see and do in the city. The city has many tourist attractions, with the world’s highest motorable road running in Ladakh.


    It is heard that Guru Nanak was attacked by a demon, during his sojourn in Ladakh.  As he sat at the base of a hill meditating, the demon threw a large boulder at the guru. However, the rock failed to cause any harm to the Sikh Guru as it became soft like molten wax.

    History of Gurudwara Pathar Sahib When the demon found Guru Nanak unhurt, he was surprised for a moment. By kicking the boulder with all his might, the demon tried to crush Guru Nanak, bristling with fury. The demon’s foot caused a deep effect on the boulder which had turned soft, and he was surprised again. Then the demon stopped harassing him along with the people of the town, realizing that the man in front of him was no mortal soul.

    Inside/Outside Views

    Fornt Side View of Gurudwara Pathar SahibConstructed in memory of Guru Nanak ji, Gurudwara Pathar Sahib, a beautiful Gurudwara, founder guru of the Sikh faith, is at about a distance of 25km from Leh on Leh-Kargil Road, just before Magnetic Hill point.

    Opening Hours

    1. Tuesday 4:15 AM–8:30 PM
    2. Wednesday 4:15 AM–8:30 PM
    3. Thursday 4:15 AM–8:30 PM
    4. Friday   4:15 AM–8:30 PM
    5. Saturday 4:15 AM–8:30 PM
    6. Sunday 4:15 AM–8:30 PM
    7. Monday 4:15 AM–8:30 PM

    Entry & Others Fees

    No entry fee required.

    How to Reach

    By air: Very well connected with some major airports in India, including New Delhi, the closest airport is Leh Airport. To reach the destination from the airport, taxis can be hired.

    By Rail: At a distance of 812 km from Leh, the closest major railway station from Leh is Jammu Tawi. To reach Leh over Srinagar Leh Highway in a 3-day journey with overnight halts at Srinagar and Kargil, taxis can be hired from the railway station.

    From Leh via Manali Leh Highway, Joginder Nagar railway station is just 635 KM but is not a major one.

    By road: The most feasible option is to travel the distance between gurudwara and Leh by road. Between November and April, the road remains closed, so during that time, you should avoid going there.

    Tips for Travellers

    You must keep your snacks and water bottle with you. Be polite and don’t do any kind of activities which may disturb other visitors.


    Que-01: Is this place safe to visit?

    Ans: yes, the place is safe to visit.

    Que-02: Is photography allowed in this place?

    Ans: yes, photography is allowed inside the place.

    Que-03: What is the best time to visit the place?

    Ans: you can visit the place any time of the year.

    We wish you all the best for your journey. Happy Travel!!!

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