|Amarnath Yatra - The most sacred and ancient cave temple of Lord Shiva.|
Legend of Amarnath Yatra:
But, there was a pair of pigeon, inside the cave, that heard the secret of creation & immortality (Amar Katha). Henceforth, the caves acquired its name ‘Amarnath’.
The Amarnath Cave beholds great religious significance. This is said to be the place where Baba Bholenath Shankar told the Amar Katha to Maa Parvati. The religious site is also praised for a moral awakening.
Medical Fitness for Amarnath Yatra:
Additionally, it is also advised to carry a medical kit along. In the kit make sure you carry all necessary medicines for health issues such as common pains, stomach upsets, ointments, sprain sprays, etc.
Documents during Amarnath Yatra:
Foods & Accommodation:
Special Advice for Amarnath Yatris:
Here are a few simple notes for travelers:
- Do not trek alone. Try to move in groups. Also make sure people moving ahead you and behind you in your sight.
- Be helpful. Provide help to your fellow yatris.
- There are Lavatories/urinals installed in the camps and en-route the Amaranth Cave for the use of Yatris.
- Pilgrims are advised to carry warm clothes and insect repellents.
- Pilgrims have to follow certain rules & regulations as set by the organizing committee. These rules and regulations are imposed only to ascertain smooth journey.
Routes for Amarnath Yatra:
Baltal to Amarnath Cave - This is the alternate route opted by yatris to reach the Amarnath Cave. The route goes via Domel and Barari. Dome is the check point, where the yatris have to present the permit to go further for the religious journey.
How to Reach:
To reach the Amarnath Cave, pilgrim could choose from two options that are available of this pilgrimage. One is through trekking on foot and yet another is to reach Amarnath Yatra by helicopter which is more suited to the elderly and families with kids.
How to do it:
Book your pilgrimage to Amarnath Yatra 2016 at Indianholiday.com, a leading DMC based in New Delhi offering packages by road and by helicopter.
Contributed By Neelam Talreja