Amarnath Yatra Planning

Amarnath Yatra Planning is the important phase  before coming for the holy Pilgrimage. In this Post we will cover all the details about planning of Amarnath Yatra. Most of the pilgrims are curious to know more about Amarnath Yatra which leads to planning , booking and performing the holy pilgrimage of Lord Shiva. In this post through question and answer will understand every detail about Amarnath Yatra. Generally Planning phase is for those who don’t know anything about Amarnath Yatra but their intention is to have darshan of Lord Amarnathji because of its Naturality.  Lord Amarnathji is the other name of Lord shiva and Amarnath Yatra  is the pilgrimage of Lord shiva. We start planning Amarnathji from Scratch , we understand that you don’t know anything about Amarnath Yatra Pilgrimage.

Q1 – Who is Lord Amarnath ?

Ans- Lord Amarnath is the other name of Lord shiva. Lord Shiva is one of the principal deities of Hindu Religion. He is considered one of the members of holy trinity along with Lord Vishnu & Lord Brahma. As per hindu mythology Lord Shiva destroys the universe at the end of every cycle . One cycle is considered as 216 million years. In India & abroad there are many temples & names of Lord Shiva. Like Kedarnath , Amarnath, Kashi Vishwanath , Mahakaleshwar etc . In Hindu Religion Lord shiva is generally worshiped in the form of Ling which is also called as Shivling. Everyyear in Jammu & Kashmir, Lord Shiva comes naturally in the form of Iceling and is better known as Lord Amarnath ji. 

Q2 – Why is Lord Amarnathji also known as  Baba Barfani ?

Ans- Lord Amarnath ji is also known as Baba Barfani because of the  ice stalagmite resembling the Shiva Linga in the holy cave.  Meaning of Barfani in Hindi is made of Ice. This is the reason Lord Amarnathji is also known as Baba Barfani. 

“Bhuke ko Anna, Pyase ko Pani , Jay Baba Barfani”

Q3 -What is the story behind Lord Amarnath ji ?

There is a long story behind this. The meaning of the name Amarnath ji in english is immortal. When Maa Parvati asks lord shiva what is the secret behind death and birth ? Why do you wear beads on your head and why are you Immortal and human and I keep on dying again and again? Then lord shiva replied whenever you are born I add a bead of your head.  To understand the birth and death cycle you will have to understand the story of Amar Katha at a lonely place.  Then Lord shiva narrated the story of Immortality ( Amar Katha )  in the holy cave to Maa Parvati. Before reaching holy cave  lord shiva left all his dear one at different places like his biggest devotee Nandi at Pahalgam that is what this place was called earlier Bailgaon, later he left his moon at another place, that place is known as Chandanwari. Later he left his Snakes,  that place is known as SHeshnag Lord shiva moved further and he left his son Lord ganesh, that place is known as Mahagun Top, Later he left all the five elements fire, earth, sky, water and air so the place is known as Panchtanri and then he reached holycave to narrate the story of immortality. 

Read in detail in Hindi Language. 

Q4- What is the story behind the two Pigeons in the holy cave ?

Ans- During the narration of the Immortal story to maa Parvati by Lord shiva , the two pigeons anyhow manage to listen the same and they become immortal. This is the reason till date you find these two pigeons in the cave. Due to snow covered mountains and low oxygen level most of the time there is no probability to survive there but the pigeons still live there. 

Q5 – What is so special about Amarnath ?

Ans-  Lord shiva comes naturally every year in the form of Iceling in the holy cave , this is the reason for the special significance of Amarnath for Hindu Religion and other lord shiva devotees. Whoever has darshan to this form of Lord shiva never takes another birth in humans cycle.

Q6 – Where is Lord Amarnathji located ?

Lord Amarnathji is located in the south of Jammu and Kashmir in a cave known as Holycave. Holy Cave is 300 kms from Srinagar and 400 kms from Jammu at an altitude of 14000 feet.

Q7- In which form can we have the Darshan of Lord Amarnathji ?

Every year in the month of June, Lord Amarnathji Comes naturally in the form of Iceling at Holy cave  and leaves the place in the month of August. So Pilgrims can have darshan of Lord shiva in the form of Iceling. Every year Iceling comes  naturally in the shape of Shivling. In the whole world this is the only place where iceling form of Lord SHiva can be seen. 

Q8 – What is the difference between Holy cave and Amarnath Temple ?

Ans- There is no difference. The Place where lord Amarnathji Comes naturally every year in the form of iceling is originally called as Holy cave. So the origin place of Lord Amarnathji is called the Holy cave. Some people instead of the Holy Cave called it as Amarnath temple, because in hindu religion,  religious places are occasionally referred to as temples.  Temple is a place where a god or goddess statue is established, but here Lord shiva comes naturally in a big cave known as Holycave at an altitude of 14000 feet .

Q9- What is the altitude of Amarnath Holy cave ?

Ans- The Altitude of Amarnathji Holy Cave is  14000 feet and needs proper acclimatisation before going there.

Q10 – Who invented Amarnath Holy cave  ?

Ans- In 1850 a muslim  shephered name Buta Mallik discovered the holy cave accidentally. He had been grazing his cattle in the mountain when a Sufi saint gave him a bag of coal, which turned out to be gold later. He went back to thank the saint but found the cave and the Shiva Linga. Still families of Buta Malik Participate in the pilgrimage and get royalty money  equally from the govt of Jammu and Kashmir.

Q 11 – How old is Amarnath Temple / Amarnath Holycave ?

Ans- It is believed that Amarnath Holy Cave /Temple is approx 5000 years old. In most of the Hindu religious books there is indication of Amanrath cave and Pilgrimage.

Q12 – is Amarnath Yatra Dangerous  ?

Ans – No. Amarnath Yatra is not dangerous. But it is considered a very hard pilgrimage due to the low level  of oxygen near the holy cave and there is a narrow trek to reach the cave which makes it difficult to perform. But now infrastructure has improved as compared to decade ago.

Q13 -What is Amarnath Yatra ?

Every Year Jammu Kashmir Govt organizes darshan of Lord Amarnathji through its nodal agency Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board. So the journey for the darshan of Lord Amarnathji is famously known as Amarnath Yatra of Amarnath Journey. This is like an annual festival organised every year for the devotees of lord shiva and during this period lord shiva gives darshan in the form of iceling to his devotees. 

Q14- Where is Amarnath Yatra ?

Ans- Amarnath Yatra is a holy pilgrimage of the Holy cave of Lord shiva. The Journey of Holy cave starts from Srinagar and Jammu and pilgrims go to the holy cave via Baltal and Pahalgam route. In short Amarnath Yatra is  400 kms from Jammu and 100 kms from Srinagar.

Q15 – When the Pilgrimage of Lord Amarnath / Amarnath Yatra starts  ?

Ans- Generally the  Pilgrimage of Lord Amarnath starts in the month of July and goes till the Sawan Purnima which comes every year in the month of August. Most of the time Amarnath Yatra starts in the second , third or fourth week of June or sometimes in the first week of July till Raksha Bandhan. 

Click here to read more about Amarnath Yatra Dates. 

Q 16- What is the process and  procedure to go to Amarnath Yatra?

Ans- The process and procedure to go Amarnath Yatra is very simple. Firstly you need to select the dates of Amarnath yatra , then apply for a Medical certificate. Once you get the original medical certificate then apply for amarnath yatra registration. Once you get the Registration  then you book your flight tickets , helicopter tickets , hotels, transport etc to perform the yatra.

Q 17- What is the eligibility criteria for Amarnath Yatra ?

Ans- PIlgrims must be between  13 years to 75 years at the time of Amarnath yatra. Any child below 13 years and any adult above 75 years are not allowed for Amarnath Yatra. Pregnant ladies having more than 6 months pregnancy are not allowed for this holy pilgrimage. Handicapped people can perform this yatra.

Q 18 – How to plan Amarnath Yatra ?

Ans- Planning of Amarnath Yatra needs lots of research but here  we will explain each and every step for the Holy Religious Pilgrimage.

There are two ways to plan for the Amarnath Yatra.

  1. Plan yourself  – In this step, plan, arrange and execute  everything for Amarnath Yatra  from yourself. These are the following things required to plan. 

( i ) Choose Amarnath Yatra Dates

 (ii) Arrange Amarnath Yatra Registration yourself

( iii Arrange Medical Certificate, list of doctors  Yourself

( iv) Arrange Helicopter booking yourself

( v Arrange, hotels, tents, flights, houseboats, Transport booking yourself

( vi) Arrange a guide for the tour yourself.

When you have enough time,  money and a single person  then it’s better to plan yourself for this holy journey, otherwise this holy pilgrimage must be outsourced to reliable travel agents like us especially when you are planning to come for the first time and with family. This yatra needs lots of experience because of its Altitude and the problems associated with the tour due to local issues, helicopter unavailability, limited registration.

Read more information about  planning yourself from here.

  1. Go as Per the Plan of Tour Operator

SInce we are tour operators so on behalf of you we plan a tour of Amarnath Yatra. You just need to book the packages and rest everything needs to leave on us. Here we will mention all the steps which are required to go and plan with us. 

(i ) – Firstly select the dates of Amarnath Yatra from here.  

( ii) – Choose the Pickup Point. There are three Pickups /dropping points  in our Packages 

( a)- Srinagar 

( b) Jammu 

 ( c)  Your city. 

Srinagar Option is the cheapest and best option. If you come by train then Jammu is the best option and if you want no tension at all starting from your home then book from your city.  

( iii) – Choose how to go to Amarnath Yatra 

( a) By Helicopter 

( b)  By Trekking

( iv)- Choose the Amarnath Yatra Packages from here. 

There are two routes and each route has two options.( a) Neelgrath /Baltal Route. ( b)- Pahalgam/Chandanwari route.   If you want a cheaper helicopter package then go from Neelgrath route, if you want shorter trek distance and duration then choose from Batal route trekking. If you want to go by trekking and  dont have problems with distance and duration then go from  Traditional route of lord shiva, choose from Pahalgam / chandanwari route of trekking. If you want an adventurous helicopter ride and don’t bother about money then go from the Pahalgam route by helicopter. 

Pahalgam and Baltal/ Neelgrath both routes are accessible by road from Srinagar and Jammu. Srinagar is the nearest point to reach above starting places.

( iii) know the step by step Amarnath Yatra Package booking procedure from here.

Q 19- How to go to Amarnath Yatra. ?

Ans- Amarnath Yatra can go by Helicopter and trek. Pilgrims can come to Jammu or Srinagar and from there they can reach the base point of Pahalgam/ Chandanwari or Baltal /Neelgrat. From Here they can take Helicopter or trek to reach the holy cave. 

Q 20 –  How many days are required to complete Amarnath Yatra?

Ans- There is no fixed duration to complete Amarnath Yatra due to Weather problems and road blockage time to time from Jammu and Srinagar. If You reach Srinagar then minimum duration by Helicopter to reach holy cave and back via Neelgrath is 3 days and same duration for trekking from Baltal. If you reach Srinagar and go from Pahagam route then by helicopter  3 days and by trekking 5 days. This schedule will work provided weather is in your favour otherwise add at least 1 extra day from both the routes. In the same way if you come from Jammu then add a minimum 2 days from Baltal/ Neelgrath route and 1 day for Pahalgam route.    

Q 21 – What is the cost of Amarnath Yatra ?

Ans- The minimum cost of Amarnath Yatra by Helicopter is Rs 1804 and Maximum cost is Rs 3102.  If you go in a package then Minimum cost is Rs 14500 and Maximum cost depends upon the duration of the package. 

Q 22 – Who are the authorised tour operators to book an Amarnath trip ?

Ans- There are no any authorised tour operators to sell Amarnath Yatra Packages. Jammu Kashmir govt and Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board have not authorised any agency to sell the tour packages of Amarnath Yatra.  You can get numerous agencies like us who are authorised from Local Jammu and Kashmir Tourism but Authorisation from Shrine Board has not yet started to sell Amarnath Yatra Packages.

Q 23 – Where to Book Amarnath Yatra Trip ?

You can Book Amarnath Yatra trip from us. We have many travel itineraries by helicopter and trekking  for Amarnath Yatra Pilgrimage. Know complete booking Procedure  from here.

Q24 – How can we book Online amarnath yatra Packages ?

Ans-  Currently you can book only offline Amarnath Yatra Packages. Online booking of Amarnath Yatra Packages will start soon. For Offline you just need to drop a query through query form and we will contact you with all the details and itineraries. Once you  understand all the details and choose the package then you  deposit the amount to confirm the same. On Our website most of the information is available online. So if you want no help then you can choose the package directly from here and and pay to our bank account available online and later you can send your details through mail.  For availability you can click here

Q 25  – How many years in advance can we book our Amarnath Package tour ?

Ans- Generally you can book any time after 15 th August for next year pilgrimage.  There is a shortage of Amarnath Yatra Registration and Helicopter tickets, this is the reason pilgrims book amarnath packages a year ahead to get the chance of Amarnathji Darshan. If You book  later then you may  or may not get registration and Helicopter tickets. Most of the pilgrims book in advance only so that they book their flight tickets at a cheaper rate. Our dates are fixed and confirmed for every year, so you don’t face any problem even if you book 365 days  or more in advance. 

Q26- Can we book our Amarnath Yatra 2021 Tour now ?

Ans- Yes you can book Amarnath Yatra 2021 tour now. We have put all the fresh and latest packages with price and itinerary on our websites. You can check from here and book your tour for 2021. 

Q 27 – What are the meals available at Panchtarni & Holy cave ?

Ans- At Panchtarni food stalls are set up by Amarnath Yatra Langars  / religious societies to distribute foods free of cost to the pilgrims so menus are decided by the Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board. Generally high protein foods are available there like cereals, pulses,potato, saag, nutrela (soya chunks), basin curry, roti, tandoori roti, bread,rusks, tea, coffee, fruit juice, vegetable soup, kheer, dry fruit etc which provide stamina and keep body light, have been permitted to be served to the Yatris.

Q 28 – What are the Permitted and Banned Menus for Amarnath Yatra Langars ?

Ans-  Following is the permitted and Banned Menu For Amanrath Yatra Langars and Pilgrims.

Sr NoPermitted MenuBanned Menu
1Cereals, Pulses, Green Vegetables,Potato, Saag, Nutrela (Soya Chunks),Besan Curry, Plain Dal, Green Salad,Fruits, boiled / instant noodles,Chowmein, SproutsAll Non-Vegetarian foods, Alcohols, Tabacco, Gutka, Pan Masala, Smoking, other intoxicants.
1Plain Rice, Zeera Rice, Khichri and Nutrela Rice.Heavy Pullav / Fried Rice.
3Roti / Phulka, Dal Roti, Missi Roti, Makki ki Roti (Un-fried), Tandoori Roti, Bread / Kulcha/Double Roti, Rusk, Chocolate, Biscuits, Roasted Channa and Jaggery, Samber, Idli, Uttapam, Poha, Vegetable Sandwich with cream/ butter/cheese, Bread Jam, Kashmiri nan (girda), steam dumplings (vegetable momos).Poori, Bathura, Piza, Burger, stuffed Parantha, Dosa and Fried roti, Bread butter , Pickles, Chutney based foods, butter based foods, Pickle, Chutney and fried papad, all other fried / fast food.
4Herbal Tea, Coffee, Curd, Sharbat,Lassi, Lemon Squash / Water, Low fatmilk, Fruits Juice, Vegetable Soup,tomato soup, mineral water.Cold drinks and Kharrah.
5Kheer (Rice / Sabudana), White Oat (Daliya), Figs, Raisins, Apricots, Other Dry fruits (only roasted / raw), Low fat milk, sawain, Honey, Boiled sweets (candy), Roasted Papad, Khakra, Tila ka Ladoo, Dhokla, Chikki (Guchak), Reweri.Halwa, Jalebi, Gulab Jamun, Laddu, Khoya Burfi, Rasgulla and all other Halwai items, Crunchy Snacks (high in fat and salts) Chips / kurkure, Matthi, Namkeen Mixture, Pakora, Samosa, Fried dry fruits and all other deep fried items.

Q 29- Which are the places where Amarnath Yatra Langars are setup ?

Ans- At Most of the places langars are set up during Amarnath Yatra. Following is the list of Places where authorised Langars are set up for Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board.

Sr NoBaltal Axis – Name of the CampPahalgam Axis – Name of the Camp
Nunwan
1Baltal CampChandanwari
2Between Baltal & DomelBetween Chandanwari and Pissutop
3DomailPissutop
4RailpathriZojibal
5BrarimargNagakoti
6SangamSheshnag
7Holy CaveWavbal
8~Poshpathri
9~Kelnar
10~Panjtarni

Q 30 – Why Do People Prefer to Stay at a Night in  Panchtarni ?

Ans- There are many reasons.  Panchtarni is a place where Lord Shiva left all his five elements “ Air, Fire, Earth, Sky and Water” before reaching Holy Cave. Since humans are also made of these five elements so they want to explore the secrecy behind this. Another reason is Panchtanri has scenic beauty and nearest point of Helipad. Due to Five elements left by Lord Shiva the place is  known as Panchtarni . 

Q31- What are the facilities available at Panchtarni ?

Ans- At Panchtarni there are basic tents and huts  facilities are available to stay. There are only  5 to 6 huts and in a hut there are 8 beds. So Huts capacity is only 40 beds. Most of the pilgrims prefer to stay in tents due to the unique experience over there. We also provide one night tent stay at Panchtarni in  our helicopter packages from Neelgrath and Trekking and Helicopter Package from Pahalgam.

Q 32- What type of Meals due to Provide During our amarnath trip ?

Ans-  We generally provide a Buffet menu at Hotels and during tent stay you get your meals from Langars. You can check the menu above for Langars and as far as hotel menu is concerned we follow the same guidelines as the Shrine Board for Langars. We Provide Breakfast and dinner only in Our Packages . We don’t provide lunch because during day time either you go for darshan or on the  way of sightseeing.  If you need Lunch,  you can add at an additional cost.

Q 33 – How many people will share with us during Tent stay ?

Ans-  There is shortage of space at different Tent Locations this is the reason Single /double/ triple sharing tents are not possible. We have a tent facility of  minimum  6 persons sharing ,  8 persons sharing,  10 persons sharing, 12 persons sharing. If You have a group of these numbers then fine otherwise for individuals availability of lower sharing Tents  depends at the time of arrival. We Provide cot , mattresses, blankets and pillows for each pilgrim. As far as sharing is concerned we try to share the tents with family only and we try to keep males separate and females separate . 

Q 34- When should we contact to book our amarnath trip ?

Ans- Amarnath Yatra Booking is open now, you can contact any time. You can contact through below query form or you can call or whatsapp at  +91-96501-79-446 / +91-96501-79-451  or alternatively you can mail at booking@amarnathjiyatra.com.

Q 35- How many people can travel in a group  ?

Ans- If You go for Darshan by Helicopter then at a time maximum we can take bookings of  100 People and if you go by trek then 500 People for a Particular date. 

Travelling of People  in a group depends upon the vehicle seats capability. Maximum 55 seater  buses are allowed for Baltal/ Neelgrath/ Pahalgam. 

Q36 – What type of Vehicle do you provide to go for sightseeing and Darshan ?

Ans- Vehicle depends upon the number of Persons in a group. If you book a separate / Private tour package then we provide a vehicle as per your number of persons  and that vehicle is shared among your members only. If you book a group tour package then we provide bus/tempo traveller for sightseeing and darshan and that vehicle is shared with other people. Individual/ Private tours are expensive as compared to Public group packages.  

Q 37 – What is the Pickup time from Airport /Railway station/ Bus stand ?

Ans- There is no any Particular pickup time for Private /Individual tour and timing depends upon your arrival time. If You book Group tour then 3 pm is the pickup time for Helicopter Package and 12 Pm for Trekking package from Srinagar . For Jammu contact us at +91-965179446 /51.

Q 38 – How much do you charge for VIP Darshan of Amarnath Yatra?

Ans- There is no VIP Darshan Facility for Amarnath Yatra as of Kedarnath and Badrinathji Yatra etc. If any how it starts then we charge Rs 1100 Per Pilgrim.

Q39 – Can you arrange special Darshanam for Amarnath Yatra ?

Ans- There is no special darshanam due to heavy rush and limited duration. But any how if we manage we will charge Rs 1100 per pax for Special Darshan of Amarnath Yatra. You will have to book this in advance. If we don’t arrange then your amount will be refunded.

Q 40 – How many Person trips can we book at a time for our Amarnath darshan?

Ans- If You book by Helicopter then 100 People and if you go by trekking then 500 People. 

Q 41 – Which Date Should we Finalise for our Amarnath Tour ?

Ans- You should finalise any date  which is officially announced by the Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board  or the official date of Amarnath yatra.  If you think to go to Sawan then you can book Sawan dates, if you want to go to Full Moon then you can choose that. If you want  Monday darshan then you can book that . Dates depend upon your availability and choice.  We are flexible with dates. Read more about Amarnath Yatar Dates.

Q 42 – Which helipad is nearest & best to travel Amarnath ?

Ans- Nearest Helipad is Neelgrath and Panchtarni for Amarnath Yatra. Panchtarni is the last helipad point for Pilgrims. All the  helicopters from Neelgrath and Pahagam go to Panchtarni Helipad and from Panchtarni you will have to go by trek or by pony /palki /dandy to reach the holy cave. As far as distance and price is concerned then Neelgrat is the shortest and Cheapest helipad to reach the Holycave.  Read more about Helipads available for Amarnath yatra.

Q 43 – Which Mobile Phone / Sim do work during Amarnath Yatra and  which company has got good network /connectivity till holycave ?

Ans-  There is a special rule of Mobile sims in Jammu and Kashmir to work. If you have local sim then all mobile sims will work in Jammu and Kashmir wherever they have network but if you don’t have local sim and have Other state/Countries sim then Only Postpaid will work wherever they have Network. No prepaid will work in Jammu Kashmir for outsiders ( sim out of Jammu and Kashmir ) . 

No come to the Point of Network Connectivity. Only BSNL Sim has got the highest and good Network connectivity till Amarnathji holy cave.  

BSNL Mobile No works fine during Amarnath Yatra. If you have local BSNL sim  whether it is prepaid or postpaid then that will work till holy cave. If you have BSNL sim out of Jammu and Kashmir region then only Postpaid Mobile sim will work.  Postpaid BSNL sim is the best option to carry for Amarnath Yatra. Sometimes Prepaid Phone stops and Postpaid works.

As far as mobile connection of Other companies of other locations out of J&K like AIrtel , Vodafone, Idea, Jio etc are concerned then their Postpaid connection only works only  till Pahalgam and Baltal. When you go for Trekking and at holy cave then Airtel, Vodafone, Idea, Jio companies sim do not work.  In Short These Companies sim work till the motorable road is available.

Q 44- Does Jio / Airtel / Idea/ Vodafone postpaid work in J&K? 

Ans – Yes it works till Motorable road is available. If you go from Baltal route then till Baltal and if you go from Pahalgam /Chandanwari route then till  Chandanwari.

Q45- What is the procedure to get local mobile sim ?

Ans- You can get 7 days validity sim card free of cost from Jammu Base point or from Pahalgam and Baltal base point. If you don’t get due to shortage then you can buy from a nearby shop. The main documents they ask generally to issue the sim is Passport. For free sim card they issue on the basis of your  trekking registration permit.

46. Is Kashmir safe ?

Ans- Yes Kashmir is always safe for Amarnath Pilgrims.  During Yatra govt enforce lots of Military forces for smooth and terror free yatra. 

47. Does Jio work in Amarnath?

Ans – No Jio doesn’t work in Amarnath Holycave. Only Bsnl mobile works till holy cave

48. What are the Mobile Networks available in Amarnath?

Ans- At Srinagar, Neelgrath, Sonamarg, Jammu, Katra, Gulmarg , Baltal, Chandanwari , Pahagam – Vodafone, idea, Airtel, Jio, BSNL 

and at  trekking routes such as Bararimarg, Sangam, Panchtarni, Holycave, Sheshnag, Mahagun Top, – BSNL only. 

49 . Is camera allowed in Amarnath Yatra?

Ans – Yes camera allowed for Amarnath Yatra. Only aerial Photography and photography of  helipads , and inside temples /holy caves  is not allowed. When you go for darshan you have to deposit Camera, Mobile, purses, belt, shoes etc at Locker available near Holy Cave. 

50. Is Amarnath Yatra tough?

Ans- Yes it is tough due to low oxygen  level at Holycave,  high altitude and due to Narrow trekking routes. But when you reach there you will not feel any such tough word.

51. Is there any train from Delhi to Srinagar?

Ans-  There is no direct train for Srinagar. Srinagar is not connected  by Indian rail. Nearest Railway station at Srinagar is Nowgaon. If you plan to come from Delhi by train then you can come till Jammu and from there your best option is to reach Srinagar either by flight or by Road. Until Srinagar is not fully connected by train from Jammu it is not advisable to use train service till Nowgaon.

52. How do I get to Baltal?

Ans- Baltal is well connected by road and is located beside National Highway No 1D.

When You come to Jammu then you should follow following step,

(a)- From Jammu hire a taxi and directly come to Baltal. Total distance from jammu to Baltal is  400 kms and takes around  12 – 15 hrs. You can break up your journey at Patnitop, Srinagar and Sonmarg before reaching Baltal.

( b) If you feel too much distance and time then go to Jammu Airport and catch the flight til Srinagar. From Srinagar hire a taxi and reach Baltal. The distance from Srinagar to Baltal is  100 km and takes around 2-3 hrs.

52. How do I get to Pahagam?

Ans- Pahalgam is well connected by road and is located at the bank of Lidder River.

When You come to Jammu then you should follow following step,

(a)- From Jammu hire a taxi and directly come to Pahalgam. Total distance from jammu to Pahagam is 295 kms and takes around 10 hrs. You can break up your journey at Patnitop, before reaching Pahalgam.

( b) If you feel too much distance and time then go to Jammu Airport and catch the flight til Srinagar. From Srinagar hire a taxi and reach Pahagam. The distance from Srinagar to Pahalgam is  100 km and takes around 2-3 hrs.

Q 53. Is Shri Amarnath cave temple open?

Ans- Amarnath Yatra Temple Opens on a specific time and Period. Every Year it opens in the month of June/ July and closes on the day of Raksha Bandhan which generally falls in the month of August. Read more about amarnath yatra dates. SO at the time of reading the answer check the month and date or contact us for more details.

Q54- How do I get to Baltal from Amarnath cave?

You can hire a pony or Palki from Holycave to reach baltal. The distance from holy cave to baltal is  18 kms and takes around 6 hours to complete by walk and  5 hrs by pony / Palki.

Q54- How do I get to Pahagam from Amarnath cave?

You can hire a pony or Palki from Holycave to reach Pahalgam. The distance from Holycave to Pahagam is 45 kms  in which 29 km is by trekking  via Sheshnag, Panchatrni and  16 kms is by road from Chandanwari. Generally it takes around 2- 3 days  to complete by walk and  2 days by pony / Palki. Generally returning pilgrims complete in 1 day also provided there is no rain and the route is clear from holycave to Chandanwari /Pahalgam..

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