Sri Amarnath Yatra - Holy Pilgrimage in India

Significance / legend / importance / discovery / location / height / history / timing of Amarnath Cave, Jammu and Kashmir , India
Routes / route map / pictorial view / tour packages / travel information / guide / photo gallery / donations / puja / helicopter / heli service / registration form download  / date / registration fees / do and do nots / trust information / food / lodging / suggestions / application / Form A of Amarnath Yatra / darshan

Altitude: 3888 meter / 1400 feet above sea level , Language: Hindi, Urdu, English
Best time / season / when to visit Amarnath : July to August
Amarnath Yatra Dates / calendar : 2012 / 13 / 14

The holy shrine of Amarnath is located 145 km from Srinagar, the capital of the North Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. Situated at the height of 3888 m above mean sea level, the Amarnath Cave is considered as holy pilgrimage of the Hindus. Each year a gigantic stalagmite or pillar of ice is formed in the shape of a phallus, inside this cave. The ice pillar is worshiped as Shiva lingam. Thousands of pilgrims travel crossing the mountains in order to pray and worship at the santified Amarnath cave shrine, in July and August each year.

How to go / reach Holy Amarnath Cave
By Air / helicopter: Nearby aerodrome is Srinagar (145km), capital of Jammu and Kashmir.Daily flights in India  connect Srinagar from Delhi and Jammu
By Rail / train : Nearest Railway Station is Jammu, winter Capital of Jammu & Kashmir
By Road / local transport : Jammu and Srinagar are also connected through road by buses and taxies.

Things to do / see / trekking / precautions / darshan in Amarnath Yatra
Pilgrims traveling on the Amarnath Yatra can opt for any of two routes
Route 1: Via Pahalgam Total Distance 362 Km
Srinagar - (96 Km) - Pahalgam - (16 Km) - Chandanwari - (3 Km) - Pissu Top - (11Km) - Sheshnag - (14Km) - Panchtarni - (6 Km) - Amarnath
Route 2: Via Baltal, Total Distance is 414km Amarnath Srinagar to Baltal (113 Km)  to Amarnath (14 Km)

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