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Amarnath in Jammu Kashmir, India – Amarnath Jyotirlinga in Amarnath Shrine

General Information about Amarnath Yatra

Know More Before visiting Amarnath Shrine
Country India
State Jammu Kashmir
Location 100 KM from Sri Nagar Airport, 15 KM Trek from Baltal, 50 KM Trek from Pahalgam
How to Reach Nearest Airport is Srinagar Airport & Baltal Helipad/Neel Grath Helipad
Best time to visit June-July
Opening Time of Amarnath Shrine June-July
Things to do Darshan of Amarnath Jyotirlingam
Tourist Attractions Amarnath Jyotirlinga & Amarnath Cave
Nearby Tourist Places Pahalgam , Baltal , Sonamarg , Chandanwari , Betaab Valley , Thajiwas Glacier , Aru Valley , Thulian Lake
Fairs & Festivals Amarnath Yatra in Shravan
Weather & Climate Freezing Temperatures throughout year but some relief during June-July
Photography Take photographs of Amarnath Jyotirlingam in Amarnath Cave
What to Wear Wear woolen clothes specially socks, scarves and carry umbrellas

Best time to visit Amarnath

When Amarnath Yatra starts?

Amarnath Dham Kapat opens from June to July. So, best time to visit Amarnath Temple is during June. During rain pilgrimage is restricted due to landslides and hampering of transport. Pilgrimage resumes after rainy days.

Note: Amarnath Yatra is starting on June 28, 2018 and closing on 26 August, 2018.

How to reach Amarnath Shrine

There are 2 ways to reach Amarnath Shrine in Jammu Kashmir:

Amarnath Yatra by Helicopter

Nearest Helipad from Amarnath Shrine are:

  • Panchtarani Helipad (6 KM Trek)
  • Baltal Helipad (16 KM Trek)

Amarnath Yatra by Train/ Bus/Private Vehicle

Nearest Railway Station from Amarnath is Jammu Tawi Railway Station (200 KM). Another Railway Station near Amarnath is Sri Mata Vaishno Devi, Katra (150 KM). You can hire private vehicle or take a bus from Delhi / Haridwar to Amarnath.

Tourist Attractions of Amarnath Dham

Places to visit

Places to visit in Amarnath are Amarnath Jyotirlingam , Amarnath Cave , Lidder River , Lidder Valley and Sheshnaag Lake.

Fairs and Festivals in Amarnath Dham

Amarnath Yatra takes place during Shravan. Shravan is the holiest month in Hinduism dedicated to Lord Shiva. Amarnath Yatra ends with Shravani Purnima .

Best Things to Do in Amarnath

Pilgrims visit the Holy Shrine of Amarnath to have Darshan of Amarnath Jyotirlingam . It is more a journey of will-power and inner courage than mere pilgrimage.

Best nearby Tourist Places from Amarnath

Nearby tourist places from Amarnath:

Weather & Climate of Amarnath

Amarnath generally remains frozen throughout the year. During summer Amarnath Yatra takes place only in the months of June and July when glaciers and snow melts clearing the way for pilgrimage on treacherous treks.

Where to Stay in Amarnath

There are numerous options for accommodation in Sri Nagar Baltal and Pahalgam Base Camps for Amarnath Yatra.

NOTE: Holy Voyages arranges for affordable accommodation for holy pilgrimage of Hindu pilgrims on Amarnath Shrine.

Top Things to do in Amarnath

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