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Amarnath Yatra

Updated: Nov 14, 2021

Amarnath Yatra

Shri Amarnath Yatra - Route, Dates and All You Need to Know

The Amarnath yatra attracts lakhs of pilgrims every year who visit the site during Shravani Mela in July-August (Shravan month in Hindu calendar) – the only time in the whole year when the Amarnath Cave is accessible. The cave is placed at an altitude of 3,888m, about 141 km from Srinagar, the capital of Jammu and Kashmir and reached through Pahalgam town. The shrine has an important part to play in Hinduism and is considered to be one of the holiest shrines. The annual ‘Amarnath Yatra’ is marked by ‘Pratham Pujan’ which is said to invoke the blessings of Baba Amarnath.

How to Reach Amarnath Yatra Holy Cave :


Though it is tough route still nearly one and a half  lac pilgrims visit  every year . The number of pilgrims is increasing every year. The journey from Jammu onward is by road and there are two routes . 

Best option to reach from City is  by Flight to Srinagar and then book Taxi From Srinagar Airport Taxi service to Pahalgam or Baltal

Other options details are given below.


A) JAMMU – PAHALGAM – HOLY CAVE. (Traditional Route)

Jammu to Pahalgam (315 km) – The distance between Jammu to Pahalgam can be covered by Taxi / Buses. But one can also come to Srinagar by air and then move to Pahalgam by road : 

Srinagar to Pahalgam Taxi

PAHALGAM  – HOLY CAVE.

PLACE

ALTITUDE

DISTANCE

FROM

MTRS

FEET

CHANDANWARI

2895

9500

16.0 KM

PAHALGAM

PISSU TOP

3377

11000

3.0 KM 

CHANDANWARI

SHESHNAG

3352

11730

11.0 KM

PISSU TOP

MAHAGUNAS

4276

14000

4.6 KM

SHESH NAG

PANCHTARNI

3657

12000

9.4 KM

MAHAGUNUS TOP

SANGAM

 –

– 

3.0 KM

PANCHTARNI

HOLY CAVE

3952

13000

3.0 KM

SANGAM

PAHALGAM :

It is 96 KM from Srinagar .This distance can be covered by car,bus or taxi. Pahalgam is  known all over the world  for its beauty. It is small town situated on the banks of Lidder River. It is surrounded by high mountains. All essentials can be bought here. Good Hotels are  available for accommodation. However the arrangements for stay and Langar are also made  by the Non Government  Service Organisations.

2. Pahalgam to CHANDANWARI:

The distance from Pahalgam to Chandanwari is 16km. The route is good .It can be covered by road transport also. Mini buses are also available from Pahalgam to reach Chandanwari. The trail runs along the Lidder River . The route is scenic. Food is available here. Pilgrims camp at Pahalgam or Chandanwari on the first night .