The distance of 400 kilometres between Jammu to Baltal can be covered by Taxis and Buses provided by the Tourist Reception Centre, Jammu and Kashmir Government. One can also come to Srinagar by road and cover up the distance from Srinagar to Baltal by road.
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The distance between Jammu to Pahalgam is 315 kilometres. This distance can be covered by road through buses or taxis. The road transportation is offered by Tourist Reception Centre, Jammu and Kashmir Government. It is located in Raghunath Bazar and the services are offered early in the morning. You can also take a flight till Srinagar and then further proceed to Pahalgam by road which is 96 kilometres away from Srinagar. Pahalgam to Amarnath cave is 34 kilometers distance to be covered on foot
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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.
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Amarnaty Yatra package with helicopter ride | pickup and dropping from Srinagar Airport | MAP basis including breakfast and dinner
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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. This year the Amarnath Yatra is starting from 1st July 2010 to 24th July 2010.
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There are a few problems that the travellers might face while travelling to Amarnath, the first one being the weather conditions. The weather conditions are extremely unpredictable at Amarnath due to which sometimes the Yatra gets postponed for a few days. In such a case the travellers are bound to stay back in Katra or Jammu and are not allowed to proceed further. The weather conditions are so unpredictable that at one time the sun is shining brightly and with a wave of cold wind, chilling weather creeps in. Rain and snowfall too is very unpredictable here
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Helicopter services are provided to cover the distance between Baltal and Panjtarni and between Pahalgam and Panjtarni for the convenience of the devotees every year during the Amarnath Yatra in the months of July and August. While doing Amarnath Yatra by helicopter there is saving of four days of trekking and distance to be travelled reduces to six kilometers from a total of thirty four kilometers. Advance booking of helicopter services is advisable as ther may be huge rush during the Amarnath Yatra
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