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Those who reckon in Hinduism definitely want to do Amarnath Yatra once in their life. If you believe the devotees of Shiva who do this journey, then this journey is definitely difficult, but there is a lot of relief on completing it. In such a situation, 101 Traveler has come up with special religious Amarnath Tour Packages 2023 for the devotees which include accommodation, food and transportation facilities for your hassle trip.
Generations of Indians have been told for centuries that the Amarnath cave was discovered by a Muslim shepherd, Buta Malik, in the year 1850. in which he had found the Himling incarnation of Lord Shive, and it was only after the discovery of this shepherd that the people of the whole country came to know about Baba Barfani and the pilgrims started visiting Amarnath.
Amarnath is a major pilgrimage centre for Hindus. It is located at an altitude of 13,600 feet above sea level, 135 thousand metres north-east of Srinagar, the capital of Kashmir state. The length (depth inside) of this cave is 19 meters, and the width is 16 meters. The cave is 11 metres high. Baba Barfani appears in the holy cave during the Amarnath Yatra, and a natural Shivling is made here every year. Due to the formation of natural snow, they are also called Geo Himani Shivling and Baba Barfani. Baba Barfani’s journey is considered the most important. The government also makes many special arrangements before starting this journey. Pilgrims have to pass through many inaccessible mountains in this religious journey. It is believed that if one sees Baba Barfani once in his life, then all his sins are destroyed.
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Easiest mode of transport used to reach Amarnath Cave
By Air : Those who do not want to cover Amarnath Tour on foot can also opt for Amarnath air related services. 101 Travler can arranges the air related services to Amarnath from Baltal & Pahalgam. On the other hand, our Amarnath tour packages 2023 will also provide you with swift transfers, meals, comfy accommodations, and sightseeing without any hassle.
By Trek : There are options to hire palkis to the Amarnath Cave as well. But they will also drop you 2 km before reaching the cave. So, this option is not available on the Baltal route.
Best Places to visit in Amarnath
Baltal Valley – It is situated at an altitude of 2743 meters above sea level is one of the most attractive places to visit in Kashmir. Baltal Valley situated on the banks of the Sindhi River offers breathtaking views of the snowy mountains to the tourists. Which has become a center of attraction for tourists.
Sheshnag Lake – It is a major tourist destination and pilgrimage site. Which is located near Pahalgam in Jammu and Kashmir. This lake with an altitude of 3,590 meters leads to the Amarnath cave located at a total distance of 23 kilometers from Pahalgam. That’s why travelers who go on Amarnath Yatra also visit Sheshnag Lake.
Pahalgam – It is a famous tourist destination and it is an area surrounded by mountains and is world famous for its beautiful natural scenery.
Sonmarg – Located in the beautiful alpine valley of Kashmir and surrounded by towering snow-clad peaks, is a stopping or starting point for pilgrims travelling through the Baltal route of the Baba Amarnath Yatra. Nearby attractions include the breathtaking Zozi La Pass.
Gulmarg – This attractive tourist destination is situated at an altitude of about 2730 meters above sea level and is surrounded by snow-capped mountains, lush green meadows, deep gorges, evergreen forests, attractive mountains, hills and valleys. Gulmarg is considered to be one of the top honeymoon destinations for couples.
Things to do on your Amarnath Trip
Ideal time to visit in Amarnath
June to September is a good time to visit Amarnath, as the famous Amarnath Yatra starts from June to September, coinciding with the holy month of Shravan. Pilgrims from all over the country come here in large numbers to participate in it.
How to reach Amarnath:
By Flight: The trek to Amarnath starts from Pahalgam and the nearest airport from Pahalgam is in Srinagar which is about 90 km away. Apart from this, Jammu airport is also another option which is about 263 kilometers away. Srinagar and Jammu airports are connected to almost all major cities of the country.
By Train: The Jammu Tawi railhead is 178 kilometres from Amarnath. You can take a local taxi to reach Baltal, from where you can start your trek to Amarnath, which will take around 1 to 2 days to complete the 15-kilometer distance. Take air related services, walk on foot, or get a pony ride to directly reach the temple from here.
By Road: Travel to Jammu by road, then to Srinagar, and finally to Baltal or Pahalgam. The shortest trek to Amarnath is Baltal, while an easier one is the Pahalgam trek. Take the Pahalgam trek if you are travelling with families and older people. The walking distance from Baltal to Amarnath Yatra is 15 km, making it a 1-2 day trek, whereas the Pahalgam to Amarnath trek takes 3-5 days to cover 36-48 km.
On arrival at Srinagar airport (on your own), meet our representative and drive directly to Sonmarg. The 115 Km journey will take about 3.5 hours. The rest of the day is free in Sonmarg for acclimatisation and preparation for the trip to Amarnath Cave the next day. Dinner and an overnight stay will be in Sonmarg.
After an early breakfast, drive to Baltal to board to Panchtarni through air related service. The holy cave is 6 kilometres away from Panchtarni. The route ascends right up to the cave. Have a dip in the ice-cold water of Amarnath stream, which flows outside the cave. Inside the cave, there is a peaceful scene of three massive Lingams standing erect as symbols of Lord Shiva, Parvathi, and Ganesh. After darshan, trek back to Panchtarni or ride back to Baltal or Sonamarg. From here, drive to Srinagar. Dinner and an overnight stay will be in Srinagar.
After breakfast, depart for a full-day excursion to Gulmarg (Meadows of Flowers). Enjoy stunning snow-capped peaks and a gondola ride (up to the first level) late in the afternoon, then drive back to Srinagar. On reaching it, cover the sightseeing scheduled for Mughal Gardens, visiting Nishat Bagh (Abode of Pleasure), built by Asif Khan, the brother-in-law of Jehangir, in 1632 AD. And Jehangir's Shalimar Bagh (Abode of Love), which he built for his wife, Empress En route, visit a carpet-weaving factory. Dinner and overnight will be at the hotel in Srinagar.
After breakfast, enjoy a shikara ride on Dal Lake, visiting floating markets and vegetable gardens. After that, transfer to Srinagar airport to catch a flight to your next destination.