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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.
03 Nights and 04 Days
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
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.
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 4-½ hrs. Dinner and overnight stay in tents at
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.
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.
Panchtarni - Amarnath
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.
- Pahalgam - Srinagar
Trek down to Pahalgam via Chandanwari. On arrival in Pahalgam drive to Srinagar.
Transfer to Houseboats. Dinner and overnight stay in Houseboats.
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.
Free for shopping and individual activities. Dinner overnight Houseboats.
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.
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
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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