- One of the holy trinity, Shiva is a living god. The most sacred
and most ancient book of India, the Rig Veda evokes his presence in
its hymns, Vedic Myths, rituals and even testify to his existance
from the dawn of time. Legend has it that Shiva recounted to Parvati
the secret of creation in a cave in Amarnath. Unknown to them, a pair
of doves eavesdropped on this conversation and having learnt the secret,
are reborn again and again, and have made the cave their eternal abode.
The annual yatra to Holy Amarnath Cave, situated at 14000 ft. above
sea level, is organised by the Jammu & Kashmir State Government
during the month of July and August. The intending pilgrims are allowed
to perform darshan from Ashard Purnimashi to Shravan Purnimashi which
course spreads over a month or so.
Service for Amarnath Yatra
Arrival and pickup at Srinagar Airport / City. Drive to Baltal, time permitting spend some time at Sonmarg the meadow of gold and explore environs therein. Reach Baltal and check into Sri Amarnathji Shrine Board Huts for an overnight stay. Dinner and Prasad at nearby Yatra Langars.
After early morning wake up call, proceed to the helipad (5 to 10 minutes walk from the huts), to take a Helicopter ride to the Holy Cave for Pooja and Darshan (time 1 to 1.5 hours). Return to the helipad after your Darshan and fly back to Baltal. Pickup from Baltal and drive to Srinagar, enroute visit Khirbhawani Temple (time permitting). Reach Srinagar and check in to a Deluxe Houseboat/ Hotel for an overnight stay.
Transfer to the Airport/City for your onward journey.