Gurdwara Reetha Sahib
Gurdwara Reetha Sahib is only 60 kms. by flying distance north of Nanak Mata, but the distance by motorable road is 209 kms. It is 166 kms. from Tanakpur, the last railway station on Bareilly-Tanakpur section. Here, too, Guru Nanak Dev had an encounter with Nath yogis whom he tried to bring to the path of active humanitarian service along with remembrance of God’s Name. The story is not mentioned in the Janamsakhis, but locally a strong tradition has grown that Guru Nanak Dev miraculously made the normally bitter fruit of a soapnut tree sweet for Bhai Mardana to feed on.
A soapnut tree (not the original one) is still here and pilgrims are given prasad of sweet soapnuts. However, the common belief that the nuts of only the one branch, under which the Guru had sat, are sweet is not true. Nor are all the nuts given as prasad from this one tree. About ten kilometers from the Grudwara, there is a tract of land where such trees are grown and their fruit is collected and brought to replenish the Gurdwara’s stock of prasad. It is called Nanak Bagichi (lit. Nanak’s garden).
How to Reach:
The nearest airport to Meetha Reetha Saheb is Pantnagar Airport situated 160kms away in the Nainital district of Uttarakhand state. Taxis are available from Pantnagar Airport to Meetha Reetha Saheb. Pantnagar is connected to Delhi with four round flight in a week.
Meetha Reetha Saheb is situated at a distance of 100 kms from Champawat. Taxis and buses are easily available from Tanakpur Railway Station to Meetha Reetha Saheb . Tanakpur is well connected with major destinations of India like Lucknow, Delhi, Agra and Kolkata. Trains are frequent to Tanakpur Railway Station and Reetha Saheb is well connected by motorable roads with Tanakpur.
Meetha Reetha Saheb is well connected by motorable roads with major destinations of Uttarakhand state and northern India. Buses from ISBT Anand Vihar are available to Tanakpur, Lohaghat and many other destinations from where you can easily hire a local cab or bus to reach