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How to Reach Amarnath Temple | Amarnath Yatra Route

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Amarnath Yatra Route

Amarnath Temple is one of the holy shrines of Lord Shiva. Here Lord Shiva is in the form of Shiva Lingam. The idol of Shiva Lingam is in the Himalayan region with a distance of 141 km from Srinagar. If your planning to go this temple then refer the following data of Amarnath Weather, Amarnath yatra registration form, Amarnath yatra helicopter booking, and Amarnath temple images. Before Starting let us know How to reach Amarnath first.

Amarnath Yatra Route

How to reach Amarnath

We can reach amarnath through 3 ways of transport. Namely

By air: 

  • The nearest airport to amarnath is Srinagar International Airport which is at a distance 72 km. Several flights will from major cities Chennai, Bangalore, Kolkata, Hyderabad, New Delhi, Mumbai,….etc. From there we can hire a vehicle to reach the base camp of Amarnath Yatra.

On Rail:

  • If you are only affordable to travel on the train then Jammu Railway Station is the nearest to Amarnath. However, we need to hire vehicles or cab to reach the base camp of the Amarnath Temple.

By Road:

  • Whatever the way to reach amarnath, we need to first reach its base camp. From the base camp, the route to reach the temple is a little risky. So, first, we need to travel to amarnath temple base camp as the roads are well connected to the major cities in India.

Amarnath Yatra Route

Amarnath Yatra Route starts after reaching the base camp of Amarnath Temple. There are 2 routes which include Pahalgam and the other is from Baltal.

Pahalgam:

  • Apart from the longest route, it is the most favourable route to trek in order to reach the temple. It is about 36 to 48 km long and takes approximately 3-5 days to reach the temple cave. This route is not so steeper than the Baltal route. This route covers Pahalgam-Chandanwari-Pissu Top-Sheshnag-Panchatarani-Temple Cave.

Baltal:

  • As this is steeper and difficult to climb, this route is not preferable by most of the devotees. But it is the shorter distance of 14 km to trek in order to reach the temple cave within 1-2 days. Because of the narrow route area, we need to trek either on foot or by dandies which are a chair placed on the 2 rods carried by 4 people. This route covers Sonamarg-Baltal-Temple Cave.

Amarnath Weather:

However, the temple opens during the Shravan Masam the weather is quite harsh. Amarnath Weather will vary from 2ºC to 9ºC during the months of July and August. We don’t need to worry about the weather during nights, because of State, Central and Indian Army will always available for help. In addition, temple trust people will arrange some tents to stay during the night with some fixed price.

Amarnath Yatra Registration Form:

As per temple authorities, only 7500 people will allow for Amarnath Yatra every year. For this, we need to get registered to the Amarnathji Darshan. On spot-registration is also available for 1500 Devotees i,e yatris.

  • For online registration form go to the official website of Shriamarnathjishirne.com. Along with this application form we need to carry the Compulsory Health Certificate(CHC).

Amarnath Yatra Helicopter Booking:

However, Amarnath yatra helicopter services are run from both the places of Pahalgam and Baltal.

From Pahalgam:

  • The service provider is Himalaya Heli Services Pvt. Ltd.
  • Flying Route is Pahalgam-Panjtarni-Pahalgam.
  • The Charges for One-way is Rs.2751, Two-way is Rs.5502

From Baltal:

  • The service providers are UTair India Pvt. Ltd. and Global Vectra Helicorp Limited.
  • Flying Route is Baltal-Panjtarni-Baltal.
  • The Charges for One-way is Rs.1600, Two-way is Rs.3200 for both the service providers.

Note: The charges may vary for every year according to the temple authorities or the service providers. And the booking will start after the official announcement of the temple opening and closing dates.

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