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.
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 www.amarnathyatra.org 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
Bus 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
For other details of the Amarnath Yatra 2010 log on to http://www.amarnathyatra.org