Amarnath Yatra Tours Packages – 2018
In this Article we will explain about amarnath yatra tours. We hope you read all the articles of our website and found it worthy for new pilgrims & the existing one. Through this article we will focus which tour is best & why ? . Before we go further we would like to tell you that there are two main routes for amarnath yatra pilgrimage tour . First & preferable route is Baltal/ Neelgrath & Other one is Pahalgam. We will Understand each route & tour one by one.
1. Baltal/ Neelgrah Route Amarnath Tour Packages
Baltal / Neelgrath Amarnath Yatra tour packages are most preferred route by the pilgrims. The main reason , this is shorter route . Helicopter fare and expenses are less as compare to pahalgam route
If you go from baltal it takes only 6 hrs by trek. If you select helicopter then it takes only 10 minutes to reach to panchtarni. Panchtarni is last point of helicopter. Distance from Jammu to Baltal is 400 kms and Neelgrath is 384 kms. Distance from Srinagar to Baltal is 95 kms and Neelgrath is 84 kms. Distance from Sonamarg to Neelgrath is 4 kilometre and baltal is 16 kms.
If You go from Baltal you can finish your yatra in one day. Trekking route is 16 kms from baltal which takes generally 6 hrs from one side . If you take helicopter then you can reach panchtarni helipad in 10 minutes . Panchtarni to holycave is 6 kms so you can easily trek in 2 hrs for one side. Both side will take 4 hrs.
Helicopter fare from Baltal is almost 33% less than pahalgam . This is the another reason pilgrims prefer to book amarnath yatra tours packages from baltal.
Baltal /Neelgrath is well connected from Srinagar . Srinagar is the nearest Airport . Jammutawi is nearest Railway station. But distance from Jammu to Baltal is 400 kms . If you plan to come to Jammu then so prefer to go from pahalgam instead of baltal . Srinagar to Baltal /neelgrath Only takes 2 hrs to reach in normal condition & From Jammu it will take around 13- 15 hrs.
Hotel Rates & Prices
Hotels are easily available at Srinagar at cheap prices. If you plan to stay in Sonamarg then hotels are expensive as compare to Srinagar. If you plan to stay in Srinagar then you get good quality hotel at very competitive price as compare to Sonamarg & Pahalgam. Hotels availability at sonamarg is very less and during season time they increase their prices by almost 100%.
If you plan to stay in Baltal & Neelgrath then only Option is Tent. You can book tent at very reasonable cost. Per bed cost of good tent is around Rs 500. If you prefer to sleep on floor then you may get it in Rs 300 too.
Transport Availability & Prices
From Srinagar Airport /Bus stand/ City you get lots of taxi to baltal. But due to peak season the prices of transport is also increased by approx. 100% per trip. There is no control of pricing of transport . They charge whatever they fill.
Why you should book with us ?
Yes this is good question. Before we go further I brief some points.
You can manage all above services by your own. But the Prices you pay will be more if you hire services separately. Reason all vendors wait for the season and when season comes they increase the price by upto 100%. Apart from this you have to manage Amarnath yatra registration permit & helicopter tickets. These two things are not easy to get even if you pay higher than the printed amount. Reason is clear approx 3-4lakhs people visit amarnath yatra yearly . Providing Helicopter tickets & registration for all these persons are not possible because govt has restricted to 7500 registration per route per day and visitors are aprrox 12-15 thousand per day during intitial days of yatra. As a reason if you go during starting period you find everything at higher price even Amarnath yatra tours packages. If you go after 20 days of starting of yatra you find same services by almost 30% discount rate.
Helicopter tickets are not easily available, online booking of helicopter tickets are very difficult because of govt restrictions. Its totally like a tatkal tickets of railway. You see the availability for your desired date, but once you go to next page its just flew in the air.
Now we come to the point why you should book with us ? We are one of the largest & Preferable tour operator among amarnath pilgrims. We have experience of more than 22 years in doing the same. We are reliable, local base, local office and local personnel to manage the trips. We have fleet of our own vehicles, more than 30 polite staffs , good rates among hotels and fixed number of quota for helicopter tickets. We never compromise with services. Because never compromise in service is our USP. When you search online you find a number of travel agency but its very difficult to find reliability among each and every travel agency. Because every year Jammu Kashmir tourism department register case about fraud travel agencies . They show you cheaper price and once you book you never find them again. The reason is every year either they change name or makes excuses for your trips . Reason is clear they don’t have either helicopter quota nor they have registration certificate. If you book all inclusive tours packages including helicopter tickets, hotels/ tents/ houseboat, transport you get cheaper price as compare to assembling all services by your own.
We have good reputation in market and we have guarantee of 99.9% in delivery of confirmed tickets and Yatra Registration pass. So you choose us for your amarnath yatra trips and recommend to other for the same.
2. Nunwan / Pahalgam/ Chandanwari / Sheshnag/ Route Amarnath Tour Packages
Nunwan / Pahalgam/ Chandanwari / Sheshnag Amarnath Yatra tour packages are less preferred route by the pilgrims. The main reason , this is too far in distance as compare to batal route . Helicopter fare and expenses are higher as compare to Baltal route . Only reason people prefer this route is, it is considered as old & Traditional route. It is belived that Lord Shiva Trek to Holycave via this route only.
All the things which you find on Lord Shiva is used as name for these route.
Pahalgam- it was earlier bailgaon ( Ox Village) , lors shiva uses Nandi ( an ox ) as his transport.
Chandanwari- Name taken from the moon , which you find on top of lors shiva’s head.
Sheshnag- As name explains ( name has been derived from snake)
Panchtarni- ( all the 5 elements- air, water, fire, earth and space lord shiva left at panchtarni before reaching to cave )
If you go from Pahlagm it takes 3 days by trek. If you select helicopter then it takes only 15 minutes to reach to panchtarni. Distance from Jammu to Pahlgam / Nunwan is 295 kms and Chandanwari is 316 kms. Distance from Srinagar to Pahlagam is 95 kms and Chandanwari is 311 kms. Distance from Baltal to Pahalagm by road is 190 kms.
If You go from Pahlagm you can finish 45 kms trek yatra in 3 days . If you take helicopter then you can reach panchtarni helipad in 15 minutes and you can return same day.
Helicopter fare from Pahalgam is almost 33% higher than baltal. This is the another reason pilgrims don’t prefer to book amarnath yatra tours packagesfrom pahalgam..
Pahlagam is well connected from Srinagar . Srinagar is the nearest Airport . Jammutawi is nearest Railway station.
Hotel Rates & Prices
Hotels are easily available at Srinagar at cheap prices. If you plan to stay in Pahalgam then hotels are expensive as compare to Srinagar. Hotels availability at Pahalgam is very less and during season time they increase their prices by almost 100%.
If you plan to stay in Tent then you can stay at Nunwan base camp or at chandanwari base camp. You can book tent at very reasonable cost. Per bed cost of good tent is around Rs 500. If you prefer to sleep on floor then you may get it in Rs 300 too.
Transport Availability & Prices
Pahalgam is well connected From Srinagar Airport /Bus stand/ City. Prices are almsot similar to baltal.
Apart from above points your budget also plays an important role in finalizing the tour.
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