Amarnath Yatra

Amarnath Yatra is organised every year by the Jammu and Kashmir State Government. The publication of this journey is published every year in month of June. For devotees wanting to visit Amarnath during this period have to register them.

The application from is given out by the Indian Government.

About Amarnath Shrine

Amarnath, situated at 3888 m, 142 kilometres from Srinagar, is a very famous holy cave attracting many Indians, especially Hindus and people from the overseas who are in awe of the powerful and mighty Lord Shiva. Lord Shiva is ever present there in the form of a Lingam. Even in the extremes of the climate, dedicated devotees of Lord Shiva go there to get a glimpse of the eternal Lingam. Amaranth Yatra schedule is given out by the Shri Amarnath Shrine Board (SASB) every year.

Getting registered for Amarnath Yatra

The tourist offices of J&K government are located at Srinagar, Mumbai, Kolkata, Delhi, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad and Jammu. For online registration, forms can be downloaded from from 18th of June 2010. After taking out the print of the downloaded forms, they can be duly filled and submitted to the registration office nearest to your place. A medical fitness certificated from an MBBS Doctor has to be submitted along with your two passport size photographs and a stamped envelope addressed to self. On registration the authorities will issue a slip which will also work as the identity proof of the Yatri. This slip has to be carried along by each yatri on the Yatra.

Amarnath Yatra Quick Facts
State Jammu and Kashmir
Location At the head of Sind Valley, at an altitude of 12,724 feet above sea level north of Anantnag
Distances Jammu : 340 Kms, Srinagar via Pahalgam 145 Kms, Srinagar via Baltal 115 Kms
Duration of Yatra 2 to 6 days
Routes From Pahalgam: Chandanwari – Pissu top – Seshnag – Panchtarni – Amarnath,  34 Kms.From Baltal: Domali – Marg – Sangam Ghati – Amarnath, 15 Kms

J&K Bank also allows devotees to register themselves through them. The registration counter at the bank is open from 3pm to 6pm from Monday to Friday. On Saturday, from 1pm to 4 pm and on Sundays the counters remain closed. Bajaj Allianz provides insurance cover which is valid on the journey for Jammu-Srinagar and the return journey upto Jammu. A fixed amount of premium has to be paid for availing the benefits of the insurance.

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Tentative travel expenses for Amarnath Yatra 2010

The Jammu and Kashmir state Government provides transportation facilities on the trip to Amarnath Yatra. The fares are given below

amarnath-yatraBus fares for Amarnath Yatra

Jammu to Pahalgam (per person)

Deluxe- Rs 200, Semi Deluxe- Rs 155, Ordinary- Rs 130

Jammu to Baltal (per person)

Deluxe- Rs 240, Semi Deluxe- Rs 200, Ordinary- Rs 160

Taxi fares for Amarnathb Yatra 2010

Jammu to Pahalgam (per person) shared taxi

Tata Sumo- Rs 360, Ambassador/Van- Rs 520

Jammu to Baltal (per person) shared taxi

Tata Sumo- Rs 550, Ambassador/Van- Rs 760

Other expenses during the Amarnath Yatra

Chandanwari to Shri Amarnath Caves

Porter Labour- Rs 1100

Dandi- Rs 7000

Ponny- Rs 2300

Baltal to Shri Amarnath Caves

Porter Labour- Rs 700

Dandi- Rs 3500

Ponny- Rs 1100

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