Places To Visit In Amarnath

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1. Amarnath Cave

Amarnath Cave
Must visit 4.3 /5

0 km
from city center
1 out of 4
places to visit in Amarnath

The Amarnath cave is the holy shrine houses the Shiva Linga, made out of ice (an accumulation of droplets of water that freezes upon touching the floor of the cave). It is this Shiva Linga that devotees come to see and seek blessings from. It is accessible only during the Sharavan months of July-August.

2. Amarnath Yatra

Amarnath Yatra
Must visit 4.2 /5

29 km
from city center
2 out of 4
places to visit in Amarnath

The Amarnath yatra attracts lakhs of pilgrims every year who visit the site during Shravani Mela in July-August. The beginning of the Amarnath Yatra starts with 'Pratham Pujan' to invoke the blessings of Lord Shiva. These are the two places from where you start the Amarnath Yatra - Baltal or Pahalgam.

3. Baltal

3.2 /5

9 km
from city center
3 out of 4
places to visit in Amarnath

Lord Shiva seeks shelter in Amarnath, his devotees seek shelter in Baltal. The halt destination for hordes of pilgrims every year. You can visit this place, situated 14 km away from Amarnath.

4. Pahalgam

Must visit 3.5 /5

28 km
from city center
4 out of 4
places to visit in Amarnath

Laid on the banks of the Lidder River, is another gorgeous town Pahalgam. This valley town is well known for its beautiful environs, lush green natural beauty, vast valleys, towering mountains and an appropriate climate.

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Can you suggest an itinerary for Amarnath?

Day 1- Reach Pahalgam by either a bus ride or a cab from the Jammu Tawi Railway Station. Spend the day at the hotel, soak in the beauty of the snow-capped hills in the scenery and brace yourself for the trek to Amarnath; or you can visit the Sheshnag Lake for a breathtaking view.
Day 2- Take a local bus service to reach Chandanwari, the first stop for the trek to Amarnath. From there, you have the options of either walking and reaching Amarnath after a rough 2 days; or hire a horse for yourself to save your feet the effort. After traveling some 15 km, take a halt, set yourself up at the camps around and indulge in some Bhandara food (which is free of cost) and prepare for the trek next day.
Day 3- Set out for trek again and reach the Amarnath caves for the Darshan. Start for the journey down the valley. Alternatively, you can take a helicopter ride from Baltal (which is near Pahalgam) to Panchtarni, the nearest point where helicopters can land to the Amaranth caves. From Panchtarni, you can take a horse or travel on foot for 10-odd minutes and reach the Amarnath caves. Get over with the Darshan and take the helicopter ride back to Baltal.

How can I commute within Amarnath?

The Amarnath cave is the most important attraction in this city. There are two ways of reaching there, one is by taking a helicopter from Srinagar and landing at Panjtarni, which is 2 kms away from the cave or by travelling by car upto Baltal from which it is a 13.5 kms journey, traversable only by foot upto the cave. Apart from these, the most popular way is to trek from Pahalgam which takes 3-5 days. The helicopter packages range upto Rs. 50,000 inclusive of stay at Srinagar and also railway station drop services.
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How much does a package cost for Amarnath?

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