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<< Indian Himalayas << Himalayan Travel & Tourism >> << Pilgrimage Travel Amarnath Kashmir >>

Pilgrimage Travel Amarnath Cave - Duration - 08 Nights 09 Days

The most important event during July/August, is Amarnath Yatra to the Holy Pilgrimage. This is an annual event when thousands of Hindus from different corners of the Globe visit Amarnath caves. The pilgrims trek from Pahalgam to these caves and worship the great ice Lingam. Amarnath is 145 km east of Srinagar in Kashmir. There is an ice Shiva-linga here that changes size with the seasons, and also as the moon waxes and wanes it becomes bigger and smaller.
 

Tour Duration: 03 Nights and 04 Days
Places Covered:
Delhi - Srinagar -  Pahalgam - Chandanwari - Sheshnag - Amarnath Cave - Delhi

Day 01 : Delhi - Srinagar
Meet upon arrival and transfer to Deluxe Houseboats. Late afternoon Shikara ride on Dal Lake visiting floating and Vegetable gardens etc. Also witness walnut woodcarving and papier machie making demonstration. Dinner overnight in Deluxe Houseboats

Day 02 : Srinagar - Pahalgam
On arrival in Srinagar met upon and then drive to Pahalgam. A distance of about 320 kms will be covered in about 10 hrs. On arrival in Pahalgam transfer to hotel for overnight stay.

Day 03: Pahalgam - Chandanwari
Leave Pahalgam (Valley of Shepherds) for Chandanwari. Pahalgam is the best base for most of the treks. Chandanwari (2896 Mts.) is a small shut off valley at the junction of Sheshnag stream and the stream for Astanmarg. The distance of about 16 kms will be covered in about 4- hrs. Dinner and overnight stay in tents at Chandanwari.

Day 04 : Chandanwari - Sheshnag
Chandanwari to Sheshnag is about 13 kms. (3576 Mts.) The trial climbs the Pisu Ghati and then climbs gradually to the Sheshnag Lake. Sheshnag is one of the windiest places in this valley. The distance will be covered in about 5 hrs. Dinner and overnight stay in tents at Sheshnag.

Day 05 :Sheshnag - Panchtarni
The 13 kms trek from Sheshnag to Panchtarani (3657 Mts.) will be covered in about 5 hrs. The walk is through Mahagunas Pass (3200 Mts.) and then a gradual walk to Panchtarani. Dinner and overnight stay in tents at Panchtarni.

Day 06: Panchtarni - Amarnath - Sheshnag
Start trek early in the morning from Panchtarani to Amarnath cave. Amarnath is only 6 kms away from Panctarani. Have a dip in the ice cold water of Amarnath stream, which flows outside the cave. Inside the cave there is scenery of calm tranquillity of white and glistering three massive Lingmas stand erect symbol of Lord Shiva, Parvathi and Ganesh. Trek back towards Sheshnag. It is a descending walk till Sheshnag.

Day 07 :Sheshnag - Pahalgam - Srinagar
Trek down to Pahalgam via Chandanwari. On arrival in Pahalgam drive to Srinagar. Transfer to Houseboats. Dinner and overnight stay in Houseboats.

Day 08 :In Srinagar
Morning sightseeing of Mughal Gardens visiting Nishat Bagh (Abode of pleasure) built by Asif Khan brother in law of Jehangir in 1632 AD. And Shalimar Bagh (Abode of love) built by Jehangir for his wife Empress Noor Jehan. All the gardens are situated on the bark of Dal Lake with the Zabarwan Mountains in the background. Enroute visit carpet-weaving factory. After lunch Shikara ride on Dal Lake visiting floating and vegetable gardens etc. Dinner and overnight stay in Deluxe Houseboats.

Day 09 : In Srinagar
Free for shopping and individual activities. Dinner overnight Houseboats.

Day 10: Srinagar - Jammu
Early morning transfer to TRC/Airport to drive back to Jammu or fly Jammu/Delhi.

How To Reach Amarnath Cave:-

Route No - (I) JAMMU PAHALGAM HOLY CAVE. (Traditional Route)
Jammu to Pahalgam (315 km) The distance between Jammu to Pahalgam can be covered by Taxi / Buses. These are  available at Tourist Reception Centre, J & K Govt., Raghunath Bazaar only early in the morning. But one can also come to Srinagar by air and then move to Pahalgam by road.

Route No - (II) Jammu Baltal (400km).
The 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.



 

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