Amarnath Yatra

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Amarnath Yatra

Package Duration
8 Days / 7 Nights
Destination Covered
Delhi - Jammu - Katra - Srinagar - Sonmarg - Amarnath

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  • Description :
    Amarnath Yatra resumes
    The annual month-long Amarnath yatra has recommenced, after being suspended for two to three days on account of inclement weather on the pilgrimage route.

    What is Amarnath?
    :Amarnath is a mountain cave, situated on the narrow openings between the mountains of Lidder valley, at a height of 3,888 mts. Accessible only during the month of shravan (July-August), the cave is considered to be holy by Hindus. Why so?

    Legends of Amarnath?
    According to one tale, a Muslim shepherd, Buta Malik, was given a sack of coal by a Sadhu. When he reached home, the sack contained gold. He rushed to thank the Sadhu, and discovered a cave at their meeting place. This later become a place of pilgrimage. Till date, the descendants of Buta Malik are given a percentage of donations - the rest goes to the trust managing the shrine.

    According to another legend, it was in the caves of Amarnath that Lord Shiva (the destroyer in the Holy Trinity) narrated to Parvati, his consort, the secret of immortality and creation. Unknown to them, a pair of doves eavesdropped. Having learnt the secrets, they are reborn again and again, and have made this cave their eternal abode. Yet another legend avers that when Rishi Kashyap drained Kashmir Valley, then a vast lake, of water, the cave was found.

    What makes Amarnath Special?
    :Every year, in the month of July and August, an image of Lord Shiva, in the form of a lingam, is formed naturally as an ice stalagmite which waxes and wanes with the Moon\'s cycle. First a solid base is formed and then the lingam begins to rise on it. On Purnima it slowly acquires full form. According to the legends it is on that day, that Lord Shiva revealed the secrets of life to Parvati, the beautiful daughter of the Himalayas. By the side of the lingam, are two more ice stalagmites, representing Parvati and their son, Ganesha.

    The Yatra?
    :The yatra or trek to the cave can begin either from Srinagar or Pahalgam, 141 km or 45 km away, respectively. From Pahalgam, the journey to Amarnath is 5 days. On the way, there are three rest sites and many refreshment centres. The route winds through Mahagunis Pass, about 13800 feet above sea-level and snow-bound even in summer. After having a bath in the Panchtarani, a meeting point of 5 rivers and the last stop before the caves, devotees move towards the Amarnath Caves, just 6 km. ahead.

  • Day 1: Delhi - Jammu

    Arrive Delhi. Later in the day explore the city. Evening by train to Jammu, overnight at train.

    Day 2: Jammu - Katra

    Morning arrival at Jammu. Afternoon explore the city of Jammu. Leave for Katra in the evening and on arrival, check-in at the Hotel.

    Day 3: Katra- Mata Vaishnao Devi Temple

    Early morning Trek to Mandir (16 kms.) Return by evening & overnight at hotel.

    Day 4: Katra - Srinagar

    Leave for Srinagar by Car or Jeep. Overnight stay in a luxurious Houseboat / Hotel.

    Day 5: Srinagar - Sonmarg

    Early morning drive to Sonmarg. On arrival check-in at the hotel. Later in the day, visit Thajwas Glaciers.

    Day 6: Sonmarg - Sri Amarnath Ji - Sonmarg

    Trek to Holy Cave Darshan (16 kms) of Sri Amarnath. Return to Sonmarg by evening & overnight at hotel.

    Day 7: Sonmarg - Srinagar

    Leave for Srinagar and on arrival explore the spellbinding scenic beauty of the city. Overnight stay in a luxurious houseboat.

    Day 8: Srinagar - Jammu

    Leave for Jammu to catch a train to Delhi.

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