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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.
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- 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 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.
A small valley in Jammu and Kashmir, Baltal serves as the base camp for Amarnath Yatra. Baltal is known for its scenic views
Does not offer many restaurants and hotels.
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.
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 Udhamp... (Read More)