An artificial lake created by the dam built on the River Deoha, in the holy Sikh town of Nanakmatta, Nanak Sagar has gradually risen on the tourist map of Kumaon. The town Nanakmatta itself is the seat of one of the world’s most important Sikh shrines namely Gurudwara Sri Nanakmatta Sahib. The gurudwara is associated with the first Sikh Guru, Guru nanak Dev Ji, who resided here during his pilgrimage to holy Mount Kailash in 1514. The place also has had close association with the sixth Guru of Sikhs, Guru hargobing Singh Ji.
Nanakmatta is in the Udham Singh Nagar district of Uttarakhand. Situated at a distance of 15 kilometers from Khatima town, Nanakmatta is visited by predominantly by Sikh devotees all through the year.
The adjoining Nanak Sagar Lake also naturally becomes an attraction for the pilgrims. The vast expanse of waters mirroring the million hues of the ever-changing sky delights the onlookers beyond imagination. The lake becomes a sanctuary for a multitude of migratory birds during the winter season and in recent years, keen birdwatchers have begun frequenting the lake.
HOW TO REACH
- Air : Nearest airport is Panthnagar, 62 km by motor.
- Rail : Nearest railhead is Kichha, 43 km by motor .
- Road : Well connected by Road.
- Altitude : 4,572 mts.
- Area : 1.5 Sq. Kms.
- Season : Round the Year.
- Accommodation : Tourist Rest House