Traditional Route (Srinagar -Pahalgam-Holy Cave)
Srinagar to Pahalgam 115 – The distance between Srinagar to Pahalgam can be covered by taxi which are offered at Tourist Reception Centre, J & K Govt., Dal Lake All day.
PAHALGAM – HOLY CAVE
Situated 96 Kms from Srinagar, Pahalgam is known all over the international globe for its beauty. Lidder and Aru Rivers and mountains that are high the valley. Good Hotels are available for accommodation. Arrangements for free Langars (food kiosks) are also made by Non Government Organisations at Nunwan Yatri Camp, 6 kms. short of Pahalgam. Pilgrims camp at Pahalgam for the night that is first.
The distance from Pahalgam to Chandanwari is 16 kms. Mini buses operate from Pahalgam to reach Chandanwari. The trail runs along the Lidder River with a fabulous view that is scenic. There are many Langars that provide food to the Yatris.
Due to the fact Yatra proceeds further from Chandanwari one climbs a height to reach Pissu Top. It is stated that to be the initial to take darshan of Bhole Nath Shivshankar, there was clearly a pugilative war between Devtas and Rakshas. With the power of Shiv, devtas could kill the rakshas in such lot that the heap of their dead bodies resulted in this mountain that is high.
Sheshnag – is really a mountain which derives its name from its Seven Peaks, resembling the minds of the snake that is mythical. The evening that is second camp at Sheshnag overlooks the deep blue waters of Sheshnag pond, and glaciers beyond. You will find legends of revenge and love too associated with Sheshnag, and also at the camp these are narrated by campfires. The stillness of the Himalayan increases your inner joy night. Once you are taking bath and enjoy the view that is scenic life takes a whole new meaning completely.
From Sheshnag you’ve got to climb a height that is steep Mahagunas Pass at 4276 mtrs.(14000 ft) for 4.6 Km and descend towards the then meadow lands of Panjtarni at a height of 3657 mtrs (12000 ft). Due to cold winds which are harsh is strongly suggested that Yatris should carry their quota of Woolens and Vaseline! Some Yatris are also affected by scarcity of oxygen. Some may get the feeling of nausea. Dry fruits, sour and sweet eatables like Lemon may actually get a grip on these symptoms but it’s best to contact the nearest post that is medical. The approach to Mahagunas is full of rivulets, water falls and springs. At Panjtarni, at the feet of BHAIRAV MOUNT, Five Rivers flow which apparently descends from Lord Shiva’s Hair (Jataon). Pilgrims camp at Panjtarni on the night that is 3rd.
THE HOLY CAVE SHRI AMARNATH
On the real way to The Holy Cave, one results in the Sangam of Amravati and Panjtarni streams. Some pilgrims take bath at Amravati near the Holy Cave before opting for Darshan. There are two main smaller Shivlings certainly one of Maa Parvati along with other of Shri Ganesh. It may be noted that after having early Darshan associated with Shiv Linga at Holy Cave, one can return to Panjtarni well with time the day that is exact same.
Traditional Route (Jammu-Baltal-Holy Cave)
The way away between Jammu and Baltal can be covered by Taxis / Buses available at Tourist Reception Centre, J & K / bus stand or you can come to Srinagar by air and reach Baltal by then road. The road route followed is:
Situated 96 Kms from Srinagar, Pahalgam is well known all over the international globe for the beauty. Lidder and Aru Rivers and mountains that are high the valley. Good Hotels are available for accommodation. Plans for free Langars (food kiosks) are also made by Non Government Organisations at Nunwan Yatri Camp, 6 kms. in short supply of Pahalgam. Pilgrims camp at Pahalgam for the evening that is first.
JAMMU – Udhampur – Kud – Patnitop – Ramban – Banihal – KaziGund – Anantnag – Srinagar – Sonamarg – Baltal.
The journey from Jammu to Baltal, which is about 400 kms, passes through gorgeous valleys, waterfalls, and greenery all over gives you a rent that is new of. A thrill, which is actually there in almost every pilgrim, gets enhanced while passing through this real way owing to the Darshan of Holy Cave.
Baltal to Holy Cave
Holy Cave is just 14 Kms from Baltal and the exact distance may be covered by foot / Ponies. However, Dandies will also be available for handicapped and old pilgrims that are aged.
The width of the(kuchha that is pebbled road is a bit slim as compared to the Chandanwari-Holy Cave route, more over, you can find some steep rises & falls in route, as compared to the Chandanwari route, but pilgrims can return back to base camp Baltal through this path just in one day.