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Baltal Tourism

Set at an altitude of 2743 m, Baltal suffices as a halt destination just about perfectly for all the religious Amarnath Cave pilgrims. At a distance of 14 kms from Amarnath, this place serves as the base camp for devotees with adequate arrangements of pitch tents to spend the night.

Apart from this, Baltal is also renowned for its absolutely picturesque environment. It is in close proximity to renowned towns like Srinagar, Pahalgam and Sonamarg.

Things to do in Baltal

1. Amarnath Yatra

Amarnath Yatra
The Amarnath Temple is a popular yatra destination for Hindus. Every year millions of people take part in the yatra to seek the blessings of Shri Amarnathji.

2. Amarnath Cave

Amarnath Cave
One of the premier places to visit from Baltal would quite certainly be the holy shrine of Lord Shiva - The Amarnath Cave. Situated at a distance of 14 km from Baltal, the cave is a haven for all the (Read More)devotees wanting to seek blessings of the Mahadeva.

3. Sonamarg

Another location that is in close reach of Baltal is nature's very own daughter - Sonamarg. Capped with pristine pure snow during the winter season, Sonamarg is full of pristine lakes, mountains and a (Read More) lot scenic beauty.

4. Pahalgam

Laid on the bank 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 a (Read More)ppropriate climate.

5. Srinagar

If you come to Jammu and Kashmir, and miss out on the capital of the state itself, you know you're not doing the most sane of things. Srinagar best known for its houseboats, cannot be given a miss at (Read More)any cost.

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Base Camp for Amarnath Yatra

The valley serves as the camping ground for the Amarnath pilgrims. It is only a day's journey away from the Amarnath caves. Tents are set up here for an enjoyable stay of the pilgrims and are also very affordable. The pilgrims going to visit Shri Amarnathji cave take a halt at Baltal base camp and then climb to the cave. Helicopter services are also available, which drop the yatris till Panjtarni.

Restaurants and Local Food in Baltal

Baltal though being a halt destination for millions of people on their Amarnath Yatra, does not provide much in terms of restaurants. There are quite a few roadside stalls though, which might prove handy.
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Suggested Itinerary for Baltal

If you are in Baltal and not planning to visit Amarnath, then you can roam around, visit either of Pahalgam or Sonamarg and enjoy adventure sports or the natural beauty all around. However, if your aim is to go for the Amarnath Yatra, then the trek will take 1-2 days on the 14 km stretch. The overall trip including returning will take 3-4 days.

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FAQs on Baltal

What is famous about Baltal?

A small valley in Jammu and Kashmir, Baltal serves as the base camp for Amarnath Yatra. Baltal is known for its scenic views

What is not so good about Baltal?

Does not offer many restaurants and hotels.

Who should visit Baltal?

It is a great halt destination for Amarnath pilgrims. Can also be visited by people travelling to nearby places like Srinagar, Pahalgam and Sonamarg. Ideal for family vacations.

What is the best time to visit Baltal?

The best time to visit Baltal is in the months of May-September. During summers, the climate is quite considerable as it ranges between 9 to 34 degrees Celcius. This might just be your best bet to enjoy the lush green environs of the location because during winters the temperature drops to a chilly -8 degrees Celcius sometimes. Baltal also has a lot of snowfall during winters, at times even more than required and hence it is not suggested to visit this place during that season.
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What is the local food in Baltal?

Baltal though being a halt destination for millions of people on their Amarnath Yatra, does not provide much in terms of restaurants. There are quite a few roadside stalls though, which might prove handy.
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What is the best way to reach Baltal?

There is neither an airport nor a railway station in Baltal. To travel by air, you will have to take a flight to Srinagar, which houses the nearest airport. The nearest railway station is in Udhampur. Many buses regularly ply from all the major cities of the country.

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How much does a package cost for Baltal?

The packages for Baltal start at INR 22299 which can be further customized based on number of people, days, hotel category, vehicle type and customizations. You can have a look at all packages here

What are the places near Baltal?

The top places near to Baltal are Srinagar which is 60 km from Baltal, Sonamarg which is located 12 km from Baltal, Amarnath which is located 9 km from Baltal, Pahalgam which is located 28 km from Baltal, Dachigam national park which is located 37 km from Baltal

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Surbhi Parashar

5 years ago
- Carry extra food and supplies with you, being at a high altitude and having to suffice to the needs of hordes of pilgrims, facilities are not present at proper intervals.
- Winters are extremely (Read More) cold, proper clothing would be a no-brainer.
- Have a guide with you or make a well researched plan for yourself and only then embark on to your trip.
- Check out the prices of pony rides online first or ask your friends who might have been here earlier. You do not want to be fooled.
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