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All About Amaranath Yatra

All About Amaranath Yatra

The Amarnath yatra draws in lakhs of travelers consistently who visit the site during Shravani Mela in July-August (Shravan month in Hindu schedule) - the main time in the entire year when the Amarnath Cave is open.

The cavern is set at a height of 3,888m, around 141 km from Srinagar, the capital of Jammu and Kashmir and came to through Pahalgam town. The place of worship has a significant part to play in Hinduism and is viewed as probably the holiest sanctum. The yearly 'Amarnath Yatra' is set apart by 'Pratham Pujan' which is said to conjure the gifts of Baba Amarnath. It is said that the 'lingum' in the heavenly cavern develops and shrivels with the lunar cycle.

Dditionally, since the ice is gathered from the water trickling from the highest point of the cavern because of the dissolving of the ice over it, the 'lingum' arrives at a greatest around July-August when the ice tops around the cavern are liquefying. Water saturates the stones that structure the cavern and logically blurs from that point. According to the religious convictions, it has been asserted that the lingam develops and recoils with the periods of the moon arriving at its tallness throughout the mid-year celebration.

How to reach

The State Transport and the private administrators give transport administrations from Jammu to Pahalgam and Baltlal. These are the two spots from where you begin the Amarnath Yatra.

Two Routes to Amarnath

The Northern course is 14 km long and is shorter. It is steep, henceforth hard to climb. It begins at Baltal. The more drawn out, simpler and progressively conventional one goes through Srinagar.

The fans begin the Amarnath Yatra from Srinagar or Pahalgam by walking and take one of the two potential courses. The shorter however more extreme trek by means of Baltal, Domial, Barari and Sangam is 14 km long and enables individuals to take a round excursion in 1-2 days. Be that as it may, horses are not permitted on this course because of wellbeing reasons. One needs to either walk or be carried on 'Dandies' (carried on a seat on shoulders of other individuals). This Amarnath Yatra course is viewed as increasingly ideal for returning once more from the sanctuary than in transit up as steep slant is said to cause genuine medical issues among un-acclimatized guests. Youthful, solid and individuals searching for experience in the midst of the religious outing happen to take this trek.

The more Amarnath Yatra course by means of Pahalgam is commonly favoured by the vast majority of the enthusiasts. The length of the trek changes from 36 to 48 km relying on the dedication of the traveller. The trek as a rule takes 3-5 days one way. The Amarnath course is a lot more extensive than the Baltal trek and slants progressively. Be that as it may, one will likewise think that its swarmed by horses for nearly the entire of the course. Matured, wiped out or individuals with a previous history of ailments are encouraged to take this Yatra course.

Both the courses, in any case, take into consideration the most ideal offices in the conditions, on account of the endeavours of Indian Army, Central Government and State Government Police Forces for both security and offices. Aside from government gave offices, different non-benefit associations and privately owned businesses likewise spot slows down en route which are the resting camps for the pioneers. There is a ceaseless supply of sustenance in these pandals. The general association of the yatra, notwithstanding, is done by Shri Amarnath Yatra trust which accommodates administrations like media transmission, control supply, kindling and so forth. Cell phones are of no utilization in the zone and it is astute to abandon them. Online Helicopter appointments can be made ahead of time.

The endeavours of the concerned offices (both government and private) make the trek to Amarnath a lot simpler than what it used to be a couple of years prior with the absence of any offices whatsoever. Be that as it may, in spite of all the medicinal help, reasonable value shops and power utilities, the Amarnath Yatra Route is one of the harshest traveller courses in India and negatively affects numerous lives each year. To limit the misfortunes, a necessary wellbeing registration is done for all travellers enabling just sound individuals to experience. Regardless of this, the extraordinary climate, catastrophic events and street mishaps are visit. None of this, in any case, deflects the steadfast supporters of Lord Shiva from taking this dangerous adventure each year with delight.

Amarnath Yatra In Helicopter

Starting Point: Baltal helipad

For Pahalgam-Panjtarni-Pahalgam route

Provider name and website:

Himalayan Heli Services Pvt. Ltd - www.himalayanheli.com

Price: One-way ticket fare on this route- INR 2950 per person.

Starting Point: Pahalgam helipad

Timings for all rides are as per specialist co-ops and ought to be carefully clung to.

Costs prone to vary this year.

A limit of 5 appointments is permitted against a solitary charge/Visa. A similar card can't be utilized for reserving for the following 3 weeks. The charge/Visa utilized for booking ought to be imitated at the season of issuing a ticket.


For well being purposes, youngsters underneath 13 years, old matured over 75 years and women over about a month and a half pregnant are not permitted to embrace the journey.

Journey to the Cave from the Drop-off:

On the off chance that picking the helicopter ride, the traveller will be dropped at Panjtarni, which is a 6km (2 hours) stroll to the Amarnath gives in however with numerous explorers present, the walk will take as long as 4 hours on simple landscape. Do take note of that it is a troublesome stroll as the temperatures are lower and furthermore the height affliction which prescribes a more slow pace when strolling to the caverns.

There is the choice of procuring a Palki as they will take you to the cavern straightforwardly. Horse rides are accessible as well however they will drop you off 2 km before arriving at the cavern as the landscape gets a slight incline.


All explorers/voyagers proposing to benefit helicopter administrations for Amarnath Yatra are required to outfit a Compulsory Health Certificate (CHC) for every person, appropriately issued by approved specialists/organizations, according to guidelines set somewhere around Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board (SASB). The rundown of approved specialists/organizations is made accessible on the official site well in time before the beginning of development appointments.

No pioneer/voyager will be permitted to board the helicopter without presenting a CFC, issued on the predetermined date. Any CFC issued previously/after the predetermined date will be rendered invalid.

The Amarnath Yatra, in any case, isn't only a profound visit. The close-by spots are similarly enticing vacation destinations to even the most non-religious among us. Kashmir was once called the 'Heaven on earth' by Amir Khusro and which is all well and good. A portion of the must-visit puts that you can embrace in one excursion incorporate any semblance of Srinagar, Gulmarg and Sonamarg.


Kids underneath 13 years old and grown-ups over 75 years old are not permitted, and pregnant ladies are additionally not encouraged to take this adventure. Considering this trek is one of the most testing errands, a well being authentication needs to given by every person.

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