Amarnath Yatra, an annual pilgrimage organized by the state government of Jammu and Kashmir is counted amongst some of the most challenging pilgrimages in India. This holy cave of Baba Barfani is one of the most acclaimed pilgrimages in India where tourists from all across the world come to pay their offerings and to seek the life-changing blessings of Lord Shiva. Being located on an extreme altitude, the pilgrimage and its surrounding areas are covered with thick sheets of snow throughout the year and are opened only during the summer season when the snow starts melting down. When the shrine gets opened, the pilgrimage witnesses a huge crowd coming from different corners of the globe.
Similar to other religious places in the country, Amarnath also holds mythological tales associated with its origin and the most popular and interesting one is the incident of revealing the secret of life and birth stated by Lord Shiva to Goddess Parvati. The shreds of evidence of this incident can be witnessed on your trip to Amarnath as you will come to explore several places en-route the holy cave where the naturally formed ice stalagmite is worshipped. Those places are mentioned in that mythology of revealing the truth of life and if you want to get practical knowledge then you must plan your Amarnath Yatra by Helicopter in any coming year.
As stated above that this sacred cave is located at an insane location so one needs to take care of their safety and health. There are certain things that one needs to keep in mind if they are planning to embark on this holy Yatra like which is the perfect route to follow for your trip, the best time to visit, and there are many more things to take care of.
Day 01: Arrival Srinagar – Pahalgam (90 kms/3 hrs)
Welcome to Srinagar! Our Tour Representative would be delighted to receive you warmly at Srinagar Airport. We will then shift you to Pahalgam. Once you arrive at this mesmerizingly beautiful hill station, check-in at the hotel and relax in its cozy environment. Join us in exploring the wondrous scenic spots in Pahalgam till you are senses are filled to the brim with delight. Overnight stay at Pahalgam.
Day 02: Pahalgam – Panjtarni – Holy Cave – Panjtarni – Pahalgam
After a light breakfast, let us begin the most eventful of our days in the pilgrimage itinerary. Visit the holy cave of Amarnath forms the crux of the schedule for the day as well as the entire tour schedule. First, you will be shifted Panjtarni via helicopter. What can we see of the enchantingly beautiful scenery one is gifted from the skies of the Kashmir’s landscape? Let us rather borrow the words of Amir Khusro, “If there is a heaven on earth, it’s here, it’s here, it’s here’.
The second part of the pilgrimage begins from Panjtarni, which involves trekking for 6 km across the icy land. One can hire palki/horse to ease the perils of the journey as well. After one has the blissful Darshan of the Supreme Lord in the magnificent icy Shiv Linga and takes part in the Pooja, one may tread back to Panjtarni. Once Panjtarni is reached, we will lift you back to Pahalgam.
Day 03: Pahalgam – Srinagar
We will move towards Srinagar. We can explore the various sightseeing spots of Srinagar. Afterward, we will bid you adieu at Srinagar Airport. Thank you for letting us guide you in the holiest of holy pilgrimages to the sacred abode Lord Shiva at Amarnath.
Pahalgam, and its mesmerizingly beautiful landscape.
The mesmerizingly beautiful views of Kashmir’s landscape from the skies upon helicopter journey.
A holy visit to Amarnath Cave.