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Head towards one of the most revered shrines in the Himalayas

Amarnath Yatra in Pahalgam, Jammu & Kashmir

Head towards one of the most revered shrines in the Himalayas

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About Amarnath Yatra in Pahalgam

Nestled at a height of about 12,756 feet, the most famous and revered shrine of Amarnath is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Every year, lakhs of devotees embark on Amarnath Yatra in Pahalgam during Shravani Mela, i.e. Shravan month as per the Hindu calendar. And, it is the only time when the sacred cave of Amarnath is accessible. Located at a distance of about 141 km from the capital of Jammu and Kashmir- Srinagar, the Amarnath Cave can be reached through the hill station of Pahalgam without any hassle.

History of Amarnath

It is believed that when Goddess Parvati asked Lord Shiva about his immortality and the reason behind wearing garland of heads, then Lord Shiva revealed his secret to immortality and the secret of his creation of Universe in a cave, which was difficult to be reached by common people. As a pair of doves heard this conversation, they became Amar. Hence, lakhs of people embark on Amarnath Dham Yatra during Shravan month to seek blessings of Lord Shiva, Goddess Parvati, and Lord Ganesh to receive the boon of immortality.

Highlights of Amarnath

The major highlight of Amarnath Cave is the ice stalagmite of Shiva Linga form, which grows in size during every season of Shravan, and then gradually wanes after that. It is accompanied by two other ice lingams, which are referred to as Parvati and Ganesh.

As per the religious beliefs, it is also said that the ice lingam grows and shrinks in accordance with the phase of the moon, and thus it reaches its maximum height during the summer festival.

The Amarnath Temple Yatra starts from Skanda Shashti as per Hindu calendar, and it lasts till the purnima of Shravan month, which also marks the festival of Raksha Bandhan. However, the actual journey of devotees starts when they reach the base camp.

Two Routes to Amarnath Yatra

There are ways to reach Amarnath temple in Pahalgam, one is taking Pahalgam Yatra Track and Baltal Yatra Track. 

Pahalgam Route: Going from Pahalgam is the most famous route and taken by the majority of people. Though the route is longer and the trek takes around 3 to 5 days. The Amarnath Yatra route from Pahalgam is wider than other routes. The entire route is crowded by ponies. For safety reasons, this route is most preferred. 

Srinagar Route: This route is shorter than compared to Pahalgam Route. The route goes through Baltal, Domial, Barari, and Sangam. With this route, one can cover the distance within 1-2 days. On this route ponies are not allowed, one needs to walk and cover the distance. This route has a steep trek and is not very safe. Owing to safety reasons, many people don’t prefer the Srinagar route.  

Amarnath Yatra In Helicopter

Amarnath Temple in Pahalgam can be reached via a helicopter as well. The starting point to board the helicopter is a Baltal helipad and Pahalgam helipad. Against one debit/credit card, a maximum of 5 bookings can be done. For safety reasons, it is recommended kids below 13 years, elders above 75, and more than 6 weeks pregnant females should not undertake the pilgrimage. 

Journey to The Cave From the Drop-off

If one is opting for a helicopter ride, they will be dropped at Panjtarni. The drop point is around 6 kilometers away from the Amarnath Caves. One can hire Palki or opt for pony rides to reach the place.

Necessary Requirements 

People who are going to Amarnath Yatra in Pahalgam via a helicopter must furnish CHC (Compulsory Health Certificate).

Carry eatables like dry fruits, chocolates, and cheese cubes to get proper calories. 

Carry woolen clothes, raincoats, gloves, and an umbrella.

Pack waterproof shoes, torch, and stick.

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    Akash Awdhut

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    Akash's 4 days trip to Pahalgam

    thr trip was good but the start was very bad as we landed the network in whole kashmir was turned off due to death of geelani. but we were recievd at airport on time. overall the experince was very nice but tourist scams in pahalgam n gulmarg are common. esp horse riding and union taxi ppl will lo
    ot you. try to bargain hard with them atleast 50% of what price they tell you. otherwise it was a memorable experience.
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    Ashwin Kumar

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    Ashwin's 5 days trip to Pahalgam

    I would like to thank Nadia and Classic tours for arranging an amazing trip of Kashmir.. the hotels, our brother like driver Javed and house boat at Negeen lake @Akbar houseboats.. everything was unforgettable.. I had full support from the time I got to Srinagar till my return to the airport for 5 d
    ays.. they made everything so easy and affordable for us.. they also arranged for our anniversary dinner and cake which made it even more memorable at the boat house.. Nadia s support was excellent she was available all time of the trip for any assistance I needed and I will truly value that for my lifetime.. the hospitality at Kashmir and the vast valleys and beautiful lakes of Kashmir are something me and my wife will cherish for a lifetime.. Thank you Nadia, Javed our brother who drove us all around Kashmir and Adnan (Akhbar Houseboats) for making our trip so special.. Highly recommend Classic tours for all your travel arrangements in Kashmir. The arrangement for our Anniversary at the house boat was just amazing.
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    Balakrishnan S

    Chennai

    Balakrishnan's 5 days trip to Pahalgam

    The hotel suggestions and arrangements were good along with excellent food. The cab driver arranged by the agent was very friendly and good. Some things could be improved in these following aspects: 1. The hotel often needed re-iteration of the discussed things to be reminded to them. Like for exam
    ple if some service was accepted previously, this had to be manually conveyed by us again to the hotel(which should have been done by the trip organiser) 2. The travel and trip experience could have been made better if additional trip sigh-seeing expenses info could b provided. for example in each sigh-seeing place in kashmir requires either local car or horse ride which is not included in any itinerary . Thus providing their cost estimate could help visitors to plan trips accordingly.
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    Mahantesh Reddy

    Chitradurga

    Mahantesh's 5 days trip to Pahalgam

    Very good experience with travel agent. TT agent doesn't responds and answers to any of the concerns of the traveller. Cab driver's behavior was very bad.
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    Nitika Goel

    New delhi

    Nitika's 7 days trip to Pahalgam

    I and my husband visited kashmir in 1st week of aug and it was a memorable experience for life time. the classic holiday partner(Nadia) has been super warm in welcoming us in the paradise , and had been there throughout the trip for any suggestion and guidance. Driver (Yasin bhaiya) not only made us
    reach to expected locations, but also made us feel comfortable and shown us the true kashmir in every way possible. We are extremy happy to find such great travel partners to plan the trip with, thanks so very much travel triangle & classic holidays kashmir for facilitating the same!
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    Jitesh Kamra

    New delhi

    Jitesh's 4 days trip to Pahalgam

    Trip was very well planned by Nadiya from Classic Holidays. She gave us the best price possible without compromising any place to see. Our driver Javaid Shah was very nice and helped us everywhere possible. Houseboat was good(food could have been better). Shaukat at Hotel Victory's reception was ver
    y kind and upgraded us to a suite without even asking. Also, the food could have been better here too. Wild flower resort in Pahalgam was the best as we did like the room, food and the best part was the river near our resort. I will definitely recommend Classic Holidays to my friends and family. Pahalgam horse trek to Baisaran and then to the waterfall was the best memory that I can take away. Also, the priceless moment for me on that trip was when my 3 year old daughter said "Papa bahut maja aaya". I didn't even ask her but she came to me and said this I felt the trip is worth now.
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    Paramjit Singh

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    Paramjit's 6 days trip to Pahalgam

    This is regarding my Kashmir Trip last month, overall it was a great experience and nicely organized Arooz, whi handled all this trip and make it memorable, did superb job and I recommend all to go wit Also, I'm happy to mention driver (Ajaz) , who double our excitement and make whole trip very smoo
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    Pratik

    Mumbai

    Pratik's 7 days trip to Pahalgam

    We wanted to thank Zippgo team for the best kashmir package at a reasonable price & for all lovely arrangements made for our stay. Special thanks to Kibra for customising the package according to our needs & requirements. We loved the places we visited & were very hap
    py with our accommodation & transport. Kibra enquired with me everyday during our stay to make sure everything is going well. If I had any problem, she made sure it will be resolved within minutes. We really liked this personal touch. So thank you kibra & zippgo team for making our kashmir vacation memorable & we will cherish it for life. Looking forward to such many awesome trips & I will also recommend zippgo travels to my relatives & friends for their future travels. Regards, Pratik Pisal Mumbai.
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    Cherukumallidheeraj

    Mumbai

    Cherukumallidheeraj's 6 days trip to Pahalgam

    We wanted to thank you and the team at Zippgo for the entire package and support provided to us before and during the vacation. The package was fully customizable based on our requirements, and we are happy with the places visited, accommodation and transport. Special mention to Kibra and our driv
    er Ameer who have gone out of the way to provide any support and guide us in choosing the places to stay, eat and visit. Thank you for the kind hospitality and looking forward to many such eventful vacations. Regards Dheeraj cherukumalli
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    Yogesh Ranade

    Nashik

    Yogesh's 8 days trip to Pahalgam

    Thanks a lot for Team Zippgo for arranging a wonderful trip of Kashmir. Special Thanks to Driver Rafiq Bhai & Alia Madam for their wholeheartedly guidance and support throughout the trip. Rafiq Bhai is a all rounder personality. Thanka & Regards Kaustubh,Shubha & Yogesh Ranade. Nashik, Maha
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    How long the trek to Amarnath Cave via Pahalgam is?

    The longer trek to Amarnath Cave that goes through Pahalgam is about 36 to 48 km in distance. And, it takes about 3 to 5 days to cover the whole distance.

    How many bookings can I make for helipad at a time?

    You can make a maximum of 5 bookings while using a single debit/credit card for helipad in order to reach Amarnath Cave from Pahalgam or Baltal. And, you cannot use the same card for booking for the consequent 3 weeks post that.

    Is camera allowed in Amarnath Yatra?

    Yes, cameras are allowed in Amarnath Yatra.

    How far is Amarnath cave from helipad?

    Amarnath caves are around 6 kilometers away from the helipad.

    How do I get permission for Amarnath Yatra?

     

    One needs to register for the Amarnath Yatra and the application forms are available online by SASB. These forms also can be obtained from the designated Bank Branch. 

    What should I take to Amarnath Yatra?

    Things to carry for Amarnath Yatra are: 

     

    • Carry eatables like dry fruits, chocolates, and cheese cubes to get proper calories. 

    • Carry woolen clothes, raincoats, gloves, and an umbrella.

    • Pack waterproof shoes, torch, and stick.

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