2. Jammu - Baltal - Holy cave (414km)
Jammu - Baltal (400km).
distance between Jammu and Baltal can be covered by Taxis / Buses available
at Tourist Reception Centre, J & K / bus stand or one can come to Srinagar
by air and then reach Baltal by road. The road route followed is :
JAMMU - Udhampur - Kud - Patnitop - Ramban - Banihal - KaziGund - Anantnag
- Srinagar - Sonamarg - Baltal.
The journey from Jammu to Baltal which is about 400 kms. is full of beautiful
Sites and one can experience of being in Heaven , a Paradise on earth. Passing
through beautiful valleys, steeped mountains, one is sure of forgetting , oneself
as a person ,for a while . A thrill, which is obviously there in every pilgrim
gets enhanced while passing through this way owing to the Darshan of Holy Cave.
In nutshell, a journey which can go down to your memory throughout the lifetime.
Baltal to Holy Cave
Baltal Holy Cave is just 14 Kms.
This distance can be covered by foot / Ponies. However, Dandies are also available
for handicapped and old aged pilgrims.
The width of the pebbled (kuchha) road is a bit narrow as compared to the Chandanwari-Holy
Cave route, moreover , there are some steep rises & falls on the way , as
compared to the Chandanwari route, but pilgrims can return back to base camp
Baltal through this route only in one day.