Gaurikund is a holy site around Patnitop devoted to the worship of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. It is up to the hilt with devotional congregations primarily in June and is marked by a 3-day festival in which Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati are worshipped as Uma and Shankar.
The fun fair at the temple and the spectrum of adventure activities at Skyview by Empyrean during the same time is an assortment nonpareil in the foothills of the Himalayas. The dip in the Dewaki River before ‘Pooja’ consorts the devotes with the divinity. Legends have it that Goddess Parvati took her daily bath at the spring in Gauri Kund before offering prayers at Sudh Mahadeva.
Adorned with natural springs in the garnished valley, this place can be reached on foot by trekking uphill which is a satiating tinge for the medium difficulty level adventure. A major attraction is that of the naturally formed rock of the shape of Ganesh, this, in addition to enthralling the visitors stuns them. It is also said that taking a bath in the sacred water of the Kund or the pond where goddess Parvati was believed to have taken a bath, keeps one from falling prey to bad fortune. Tourists can be a witness to the snow veiled top of Mt Kailash or Kailash Parvat from here as well.
This pristinely panoramic destination is at a 30-minute drive from Skyview by Empyrean which add a luxurious, and rustic tinge to you staycation. The gamut of culinary delicacies served here are as absolute mesmer as well.