The sacred Amarnath yatra is an annual event falling in the month of Shravan according to Hindu calendar which coincides with the month of June-July. The natural Swayambhu lingam of Lord Shiva or Baba amaranth is made out of ice stalagmite and the name is chanted all through the difficult terrain of Himalayas as devotees snake their way through for Darshan cave at a height of 14,000ft. The air is filled with slogan ‘Jay Bhole’. The common notion is that darshan of Shiva is enough to get Mokesh after life. There are several stories about the discovery of the cave in Hindu text.
The antiquity of the place is gauged from the fact that people of the region worshipped Lord Shiva from the time of Mohajudaro and Harappa. It was believed over the centuries that Lord Shiva lived at three different places namely Kailash Parvat, lohit Giri, as well as Muzwan Parvat.
Shrine board in present times looks after the arrangements of the Yatra. Registration for valid permit for every devotee for the yatra is necessary. It can be done online through specified banks and post offices. There are paid eating joints on the way and at some base camps bhandaras or free meal facility is offered by some organizations. Base camps also has accommodation, medical facilities, control rooms that have connectivity with MET department for weather update. At the onset of the journey devotees are given free accident insurance cover for safety. The journey is undertaken partly by foot or all through the way by horse ride. Palanquins and porters are available on payment. Satellite connected telephone booths are spaced out all through the journey.
It is in the interest of the pilgrim to carry identity proof, address of some near and dear one with contact number, money winter clothing, water eatable and medicines.
The journey passes through some of the most beautiful scenic beauties, risky narrow paths with deep valley in chilling strong winds and occasional rainfall and hazy sunset. Once there was innumerable snow- bridges on the way but with temperature going up most of them have dissolved. The two existing ones are Sheshnag Mahagunas Glacier and one near the cave.
The cave can be approached through two routes. The first one goes through Pahalgam-Nunwan-Chandanwari-Pissu-Sheshnag-Panchtarni-Amarnath Cave. The second route is through Baltal-Domail-Baragi-sangam-holy cave. Some prefer to avail the helicopter service.
Package Includes :
Pahalgam Panchtarni Pahalgam by Helicopter.
3 Night Accommodation at selected Hotel/House Boat in Srinagar with breakfast.
All the arrival & departure, sightseeing's as per above itinerary by Car Qualis/Tavera/Innova depends on number of persons.
Package Excludes :
Any meals other than the Breakfast.
Expenses of personal nature such as tips, telephone, calls, laundry, liquor etc.
Entrance fees during sightseeing.
Any other item not specified.
Any claim due to natural Calamities such as land slide, road blockage etc. Or any other things which are not mentioned in cost included column.
Day 1: Srinagar Airport & Transfer to Houseboat/Hotel & Dallake Tour
Arrive Srinagar, pick up and transfer to Hotel/Houseboat. In the Evening Shikara ride on The Dal Lake to enjoy the beauty of the Floating Gardens & The God has graced this city with, which is often compared to Venice. Overnight in Houseboat/Hotel.
Day 2: Srinagar to Pahalgam to Panchtrani by Helicopter to AMARNATH DARSHAN
Very early morning proceed to Pahalgam Helipad. in time to begin your Amarnath Yatra by helicopter from the Phalgam. The helicopter operates between 6:00 a.m. And 5:00 p.m. Helicopter Services is subject to weather conditions. Helicopter operates till Panchtarni then 6 kms. Trek from Panchtarni to Amarnath cave. You can also take Palki or Pony Or Natural walk. After Darshan return in time to Helipad to take back Helicopter to Phalgam. In case you are late you have to stay in Panchtarni for overnight in Tent by yourself. Next Morning you will board helicopter to Phalgam where you will be met by our driver. Transfer to Srinagar. Overnight in Srinagar.
Day 3: Srinagar City tour
This morning after breakfast visit The City of Srinagar. The world famous Mughal Gardens visiting the 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) The Chasme Shahi Garden and then pay visit to famous Shankaracharya Temple situated on top of Hill where you can have a look of whole Srinagar City. Overnight in Srinagar.
Day 4: Srinagar Onward Journey
Today you will be transferred to Srinagar Airport for your onward journey.
Abhay Tours & Travels
Contact Person :-
Mr Abhay Singh
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