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AMARNATH YATRA

Amarnath cave is a Hindu shrine located in Jammu and Kashmir, India. It is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The cave is situated at an altitude of 3,888 m (12,756 ft) about 141 km from Srinagar, the capital of Jammu and Kashmir and reached through Pehalgam town. 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. Thousands of Hindu devotees make an annual pilgrimage to the Amarnath cave on challenging mountainous terrain to see an Ice - stalagmite formed inside the cave.

 

The trek begins in July-August. Despite being an extremely difficult trek, millions of devotees come to pay homage to Shiva in one of his Himalayan abodes. Devotees travel on foot, either from Baltal or from Pehalgam. The shorter northern route is just about 14 km long, but has a very steep gradient and is quite difficult to climb. It starts from Baltal and passes through Domial, Barari, and Sangam to reach the cave. The northern route is along the Amarnath valley and all along the route one can see the river Amaravathy (It is more like a tributary of Chenab) which originates from Amarnath Glacier.

 

Legend behind Yatra

 

This is The Cave which was chosen by Lord Shiva for narrating the secrets of immortality and creation of Universe  to Goddess Parvati. The story goes like this. Centuries ago Goddess Parvati asked Shiva to let her know why and when He started wearing the beads of heads (Mund Mala). Lord Shiva replied whenever you are born I add one more head in my beads. Goddess Parvati said ,"My Lord, my body is destroyed every time and I die again and again, but you are Immortal. Please let me know the secret of this ." Shiva replied that it is due to Amar Katha. Goddess Parvati insisted that she may be told that secret. For long Shiva continued postponing. Finally on consistent demand from Goddess Parvati He made up his mind to tell the immortal secret. He started for lonely place where no living being could listen it.

 

It is believed that Lord Shiva left Nandi, The Bull, at Pahalgam (Bail Gaon). At Chandanwari, he released the Moon from his hair (Jataon). On the banks of Lake Sheshnag, he released his snakes. At Mahagunas Parvat (Mahaganesh Mountain), he left his son Lord Ganesha. At Panjtarni, Lord Shiva left behind the five elements - Earth, Water, Air, Fire and Sky. As a symbol of sacrificing the earthly world, Lord Shiva performed the Tandava Dance. Then, finally, Lord Shiva entered the Holy Amarnath Cave along with Parvati

 

Lord Shiva takes his Samadhi on the Deer Skin and concentrate. To ensure that no living being is able to hear the Immortal Tale, He created Rudra named Kalagni and ordered him  to spread fire to eliminate every living thing in and around the Holy Cave . After this He started narrating the secret of immortality to Goddess Parvati. But as a matter of chance one egg which was lying beneath the Deer skin remained protected. It is believed to be non living and more over it was protected by Shiva -Parvati Asan (Bed). The pair of pigeons which were born out of this  egg became immortal  having listened the secret  of immortality (Amar Katha). 

 

 Many pilgrims report seeing the pair of pigeons when they trek the arduous route to pay their obeisance before the Ice-Lingam (the phallic symbol of Shiva).

 

 

AMARNATH YATRA BY HELICOPTER

 

Amarnath Darshan by Helicopter - 2 Nights / 3 Days (Baltal Route)

 

Duration : 02 Nights / 03 Days

Tour Cost : On Request

Destinations : Srinagar - Baltal - Holy Amarnath Cave - Baltal - Srinagar

Meal Plan : MAPAI (Breakfast and Dinner all inclusive)

 

 

Day 01: Arrive at Srinagar- Transfer to Sonmarg

 

On arrival meet our representative who will assist you and will transfer you to Sonamarg from Srinagar airport. On arrival check-in at Hotel .   Rest of the day free to relax or visit Thajewas Glacier of your own cost & expenses (by horses) Overnight stay at Hotel

 

Day 02: Darshan by Helicopter & back to Srinagar

 

Today after early morning transfer to Baltal Helipad, where you will board on your helicopter for Darshan, Helicopter operates from Morning 06.00 Hrs, Priority Pass for Darshan will be provided. On return you will be met by our representative who will transfer you by vehicle from Baltal to Srinagar. On arrival check-in at Hotel / Houseboat, Overnight stay Hotel / Houseboat

 

Day 03: Srinagar onwards Journey

 

Today after breakfast check out your hotel / houseboat on time and transfer to airport for onwards journey.

 

Amarnath Darshan by Helicopter - 3 Nights / 4 Days (Baltal Route)

 

Duration : 03 Nights / 04 Days

Tour Cost : On Request

Destinations : Srinagar - Baltal - Holy Amarnath Cave - Baltal - Srinagar

Meal Plan : MAPAI (Breakfast and Dinner all inclusive)

 

Day 01: Arrive at Srinagar- Transfer to Sonmarg

 

 On arrival meet our representative who will assist you and will transfer you to Sonamarg from Srinagar airport. On arrival check-in at Hotel .   Rest of the day free to relax or visit Thajewas Glacier of your own cost & expenses (by horses) Overnight stay at Hotel

 

Day 02: Darshan by Helicopter & back to Srinagar

 

Today after early morning transfer to Baltal Helipad, where you will board on your helicopter for Darshan, Helicopter operates from Morning 06.00 Hrs, Priority Pass for Darshan will be provided. On return you will be met by our representative who will transfer you by vehicle from Baltal to Srinagar. On arrival check-in at Hotel / Houseboat, Overnight stay Hotel / Houseboat

 

Day 03: Srinagar

 

Today after breakfast visit the Mughal Gardens, Nishat bagh (The Garden of pleasure) & Shalimar Bagh (Abode of Love) & Chashmi-e Shahi (The Royal Spring), later in the afternoon  enjoy a Shikara ride on the Dal Lake (at your own cost) Overnight in the houseboat/hotel.

 

Day 04: Srinagar onwards Journey

 

Today after breakfast check out from your hotel / houseboat on time and transfer to airport for onwards journey. 

 

Amarnath Darshan by Helicopter - 3 Nights / 4 Days (Pehalgam Route)

 

Duration : 03 Nights / 04 Days

Tour Cost : On Request

Destinations : Srinagar - Pehalgam - Panchtarni - Holy Amarnath Cave - Pehalgam - Srinagar

Meal Plan : MAPAI (Breakfast and Dinner all inclusive) 

 

 

DAY 01:     SRINAGAR AIRPORT – PAHALGAM

 

Our services start with your arrival at Srinagar airport. Meet & greet and transfer by Car to Pahalgam. Drive through the green pine forest and along the Lidder River. On arrival check in your hotel & relax. Dinner & overnight stay at Pahalgam.

 

DAY 02:     PAHALGAM – PANCHTARANI – AMARNATH JI – PAHALGAM

 

After breakfast we will drop you at Pahalgam (Helipad). Pahalgam – Panchtarni –Pahalgam helicopter ride. The Helicopter start operating at 06.30 Hrs (Weather Permitting). Panjtarni is approx 6 Kms from Holy Cave, you can go there by Foot or can hire Palki/Pony at your own cost. After darshan return back to Panchtarani to board helicopter to Pahalgam. Dinner & overnight stay at Pahalgam.

 

DAY 03:     PAHALGAM - SRINAGAR

 

After breakfast check out from the hotel & drive back to Srinagar.On arrival at Srinagar check in your Dlx. Houseboat / hotel. In the evening enjoy the Shikara ride on The Dal Lake to enjoy the beauty that God has graced this city with which is often compared to Venice. You will get a view of some very interesting Places around the Lake. Dinner & Overnight at Srinagar.

 

DAY 04:     DEPARTURE DAY

 

After breakfast time is free till departure. Check out from the hotel & transfer you to the Srinagar airport to connect your flight to your onward journey.

 

End of the Services with happy memories… 

 

 

Tour cost Includes:

  • Breakfast and Dinner
  • Travel Plan as per above mentioned itinerary
  • Guaranteed chopper seats for Amarnath Darshan
  • Exclusive Transportation by Indica / Tavera / Innova / winger as per travel plan
  • Accommodation on twin sharing basis as per travel plan.

 

Tour cost does not Includes:

  • Air & train Tickets.
  • Monument fees at all places.
  • Guide charges.
  • Ponies & Palkies charges.
  • All personal nature like video camera, tip, table drink, etc and any other miscellaneous charges which are not shown in the inclusions.

 

Note- This  page is just for information purpose. We Do not sell only helicopter tickets. It is available only with Packages.

 

Helicopter Tickets are available for two Routes

 

1. Baltal Route

2. Pahalgam Route

 

The Holy Cave is around 6 Km from the Panjtarni Helipad. The Yatris traveling till Panjtarni by Helicopter will have to travel the distance on foot or on Ponies / Dandies as may be available at Panjtarni.

 

Following are the Documents Required For Booking

 

1. Full Name and Gender of all passenger

 

2. Accurate Home address and phone no of all members travelling together.

 

3. Details of ID card / Passport no that would be carried by the passenger in whose name booking is being made, and same ID should be carried along with for the Journey.

 

4. Following documents are accepted as valid Photo IDs: Valid Passport / Driving License / Election Card / Pan Card / Photo Id issued by Govt / School Photo ID

 

5. Fitness certificate from a registered medical institute for flying.

 

 

AMARNATH YATRA BY TREK

 

AMARNATH YATRA DARSHAN BY TREK VIA PAHALGAM ROUTE

 

Places Cover: Jammu – Pahalgam – Chandanwari – Sheshnag – Panchtarni – Amarnath Cave -  Baltal - Sonmarg – Srinagar – Gulmarg – Srinagar

Duration :  06 Nights / 07 Days

 

Tour Cost: On Request

 

DAY 01: JAMMU AIRPORT / RAILWAY STATION – PAHALGAM

On arrival at Jammu Railway Station / airport met and transfer to Pahalgam. On arrival at Pahalgam transfer to hotel. Over Night Stay at hotel.

 

DAY 02: PAHALGHAM – CHANDANWARI – SHESHNAG

After breakfast check out from the hotel. Drive for Chandanwari. Pahalgam is the best base for most of the treks. Chandanwari (2896 Mts.) is a small shut off vale, at the junction of Sheshnag stream and the stream for Astanmarg. On arrival to Chandanwari, trek to Sheshnag which is about 13 kms (3576 Mts.). The trial climbs the Pissu Ghati and then climbs gradually to theSheshnagLake. Sheshnag is one of the windiest places in this valley. . Dinner and overnight stay in tents at Sheshnag.


DAY 03: SHESHNAG – PANCHTARNI – AMARNATH JI

Start trek from Sheshnag to Panchtarni (3657 Mts.) The walk is through Mahagunas Pass(3200 Mts), and then a gradual walk to Panchtarni. Further trek Panchtarni to Amarnath cave. Amarnath is only 6 kms away from Panchtarni. Have a dip in the ice-cold water of Amarnath Stream, which flows, outside the cave. Inside the cave there is scenery of calm tranquility of white and glistering three massive Lingmas stand erect symbol of Lord Shiva, Parvathi and Ganesh. Dinner and overnight stay in Amarnath tents.  

 

DAY 04: AMARNATH JI – BALTAL

Leave early morning for Amarnath Holy cave (3953 M) where you can see Ice Lingam. This is the holy cave for Hindus and thousands of people visit the place during the full moon day. From Amarnath steep descend towards to Baltal 4 hours walk. Overnight in Tents Overnight stay at paradise camping baltal.

 

DAY 05: BALTAL – SRINAGAR

Morning drive to Srinagar, on the way visit Manasba lLake, Khear Bawani Temple. Overnight stay at Hotel inSrinagar. 

 

DAY 06: SRINAGAR ~ FULL DAY LOCAL SIGHTSEEING OF SRINAGAR

After breakfast leave for local sightseeing tour to famous Nishat Garden known as ‘Garden of pleasure’ built in 16th century (1633) by Mughal Emperor Asif Khan. Then visiting Shalimar Garden known as ‘Garden of love’ built in 16th century (1619) by Mughal Emperor Jahangir for his beloved wife Noor Jehan or (Mehr-un-Nissa) and then pay visit to famous Pari Mahal & Shankaracharya Temple situated on top of Hill where you can have a look of whole Srinagar City. In the evening enjoy the Shikara ride on The Dal Lake to enjoy the beauty that God has graced this city with which is often compared toVenice. You will get a view of some very interesting Places around the Lake. Dinner & Overnight at Srinagar.  

 

DAY 07: SRINAGAR- JAMMU

Morning after Breakfast Drive to Jammu  to your onwards Destination. 

 

End of the Services with happy memories . . .