Amarnath Yatra Helicopter Tickets Baltal Neelgrath 2018
We are helping you to know about amarnath yatra helicopter tickets from past so many years .This beautiful article is written about Amarnath yatra helicopter tickets Baltal Neelgrath 2018. Amarnathji Shrine Board has selected 2 routes for helicopter. One route is from Pahlagam. Other route is Baltal – Neelgrath. In another article we will explain about Pahalgam route. In this article we will focus only on baltal /neelgrath route.
Overview & Helicopter Fare
Baltal route is interesting route for pilgrims. This route saves lots of money & time. For one side Helicopter tickets fare is only Rs 1750 from Neelgrath- Panchtarni. If you take both sides helicopter then you have to pay Rs 3430 per passenger. With Transaction Charges both sides helicopter fare comes to approx Rs 3500. This price is fixed for 2017 & 2018.
Earlier helicopter were flying from baltal. In 2015 Jammu Kashmir government & shrine board changed it to Neelgrath. The main reason behind this is to divert helicopter rush to neelgrath instead of baltal. Now Baltal route is kept open for trekking only.
Neelgrath is just 4 kilometres away from Sonamarg. Baltal is 12 kilometres from Neelgrath. Srinagar to Neelgrath Distance is approx 84 kilometres. If you go by your taxi then it will take around 2- 3 hours to reach Neelgrath. Jammu to Neelgrath is 384 kms,
Why People Prefer to go from Neelgrath /Baltal Route ?
Due to Shorter time & Lowest fare ,Neelgrath route is most preferable route. So demand for Helicopter tickets from Baltal Neelgrath is High.
Who are the Helicopter Operators for Neelgrath /Baltal Route
Generally two helicopter company / service operators fly their Helicopter from Neelgrath Route. One is UT Air Pvt Ltd and other is Global Vectra Helicopter Services.
Where does Helicopter drop from Neelgrath/ Baltal ? What are the other Options from there to reach holycave ?
Helicopter from Neelgrath goes to Panchtarni . The distance from panchtarni to Holy cave is 6 Kilometres. You can go to Holy cave from Panchtarni by Trekking or by dolly/Palki or horses. There are no any alternate option to reach holy cave. Helicopter take generally 10 minutes to reach Panchtarni from Neelgrath/Baltal Helipad.
Who Controls Amarnath helicopter from Neelgrath/ Baltal ?
Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board controls the Helicopter operation from baltal & Panchtarni. You can also take Helicopter tickets from pahalgam to panchtarni but all the information related to pahalgam panchtarni can be obtained from here.
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