General Information about Amarnath Yatra
|Know More Before visiting Amarnath Shrine
||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
|Opening Time of Amarnath Shrine
| 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
||Take photographs of Amarnath Jyotirlingam in Amarnath Cave
|What to Wear
|| Wear woolen clothes specially socks, scarves and carry umbrellas
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.
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)
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.
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.
Nearby tourist places from 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.