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Amarnath Yatra

Created with Sketch. Jammu and Kashmir
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Duration

4 Nights 5 Days

Tour Type

Specific Tour

Group Size

35 people

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Overview

Amarnath cave is a Hindu shrine located in Jammu and KashmirIndia. The cave is situated at an altitude of 3,888 m (12,756 ft),[1] about 141 km (88 mi) from Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir and reached through Pahalgam town. The shrine forms an important part of Hinduism,[2] and is considered to be one of the holiest shrines in Hinduism.[3]

The cave is surrounded by snowy mountains. The cave itself is covered with snow most of the year except for a short period of time in summer when it is open for pilgrims. Hundreds of thousands of Hindu and other devotees make an annual pilgrimage to the Amarnath cave across challenging mountainous terrain. The Amarnath temple is one of the 51 Shakti Peethas, temples throughout South Asia that commemorate the location of fallen body parts of the Hindu deity Sati.

The peak pilgrimage occurs when the iced stalagmite Shiv lingam reaches the apex of its waxing phase through the summer months.[11] The July-August popular annual Hindu pilgrimage, undertaken by up to 600,000 or more pilgrims to the 130 feet (40 m)-high glacial Amarnath cave shrine of iced stalagmite Shiv linga at 12,756 feet (3,888 m) in the Himalayas, is called Amarnath Yatra.[12][13][14][15] It begins with a 43 kilometres (27 mi) mountainous trek from the Nunwan and Chandanwari base camps at Pahalgam and reaches cave-shrine after night halts at Sheshnag Lake and Panchtarni camps.[16] The yatra is both a way of earning revenue by the state government by imposing a tax on pilgrims,[17][18] and making living by the local Shia Muslim Bakarwal-Gujjars by taking a portion of revenue and by offering services to the Hindu pilgrims, and this source of income has been threatened by the Kashmiri militant groups who have harassed and attacked the yatra numerous times,[19][20][21] [22] causing killings and massacres, with at least 59 people killed till July 2017 on this yatra causing the death of mostly Hindu pilgrims, at least 10 Muslim civilians, and security forces personnel.

 

The number of pilgrims to the site has risen from around 12,000 in 1989 to over 400,000 in 2007.[11] This popular yatra destination for Hindus, received about 634,000 people in 2011, the highest recorded number for the site.[30] The number was 622,000 in 2012 and 350,000 in 2013. Pilgrims visit the holy site during the 45-day season around the festival of Shravani Mela in July–August, coinciding with the Hindu holy month of Shraavana.

The beginning of the annual pilgrimage, called Amarnath Yatra[31] is marked by ‘Pratham puja’ to invoke the blessings of Shri Amarnathji.[32]

In olden days the route was via Rawalpindi (Pakistan) but now a direct train is there connecting rest of India to Jammu, the winter capital of the State. The best part of the journey is between Guru Purnima and Shravan Purnima. But the highly unpredictable weather of the mountains should be more obliging before Guru Purnima as rains would not start. There is a bus service from Jammu to Pahalgam (7,500 ft.). At Pahalgam, the pilgrims arrange for coolies or ponies to carry gear of food and clothes etc. Pahalgam in Kashmiri means the land of shepherds. the Yatra would commence on 1 July and end on 15 August.[33]

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Darshan by helicopter
  • Shikara Ride's in Dal-Lake
  • Mughal Gardens
  • Dal lake
  • Sonmarg sightseeing
  • Thijwas Glacier Zero point

Itinerary

Day 01 Srinagar Pickup Airport
Day 01 Srinagar Pickup Airport

Arrival at Srinagar Airport meet the representative and get transfer to into hotel and enjoy relax after relaxing move Towards Darshan by helicopter stay night in camp

Day 2 Sonmarg sightseeing
Day 2 Sonmarg sightseeing

After breakfast back to the hotel by helicopter to Sonmarg sightseeing Thijwas Glacier Zero point Zojila pass White River Rafting check out hotel drive towards Gulmarg check-in hotel Local sight seen like Worlds Famous Kongdori Gondola Cable Car
Khilanmarg Alpathar Lake Shiv temple overnight stay.

DAY 03 Gulmarg to phelgam
DAY 03 Gulmarg to phelgam

After breakfast drive towards phelgam leave for Pahalgam spend the day Pahalgam sightseeing Betaab Valley Chandanwari Aru Valley after sightseeing at check-in Srinagar houseboat

Day 4 Shikara ride & Local sightseeing
Day 4 Shikara ride & Local sightseeing

After breakfast in houseboat do the Shikara ride n Local sightseeing Of Srinagar, on the day Mughal Gardens Nishat bagh Shalimar bagh overnight stay houseboat Dal lake Srinagar

Day 05 Drop to Srinagar airport
Day 05 Drop to Srinagar airport

After breakfast drop for your onwards journey to back home. And the happy ending of your tour and our services.

Included/Excluded

  • Hotels 3* Stars
  • Breakfast &Dinner
  • 01 Quad Room
  • 01 Shikara Ride's in Dal-Lake in 01 hrs
  • Night Charges
  • Package
  • Toll Taxes
  • Cab
  • Air ticket
  • Lunch/Extra Meals Ordered.
  • Tips, Insurance, Laundry, Phone Calls.
  • Any Kind of Personal Expenses or Optional Tours
  • Khilanmarg
  • Gulmarg Gondola Cable Car Ticket
  • Pony Ride Own cost
  • White River Rafting
  • Graden's centre fees
  • Betaab Valley
  • Chandanwari
  • Aru Valley

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