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Amarnath Yatra 2013

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A snow clad shrine, located in Jammu & Kashmir state of India is world famous Hindu shrine. The shrine is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Surprisingly, the shrine is situated at an altitude of about 3,888 meters, which is about 141 km far from Srinagar, the winter capital of Jammu & Kashmir. Amarnath Shrine can be reached through Srinagar and Pahalgam.

The Amarnath cave has been the most sacred place of worship for Hindus since times immemorial. There are references about it that the legendary king Aryaraja (ascribed the dates 32BCE-17CE, fictional) used to worship a lingam formed of ice here.

When to Go for Amarnath Yatra
Since, the entire region remains frozen almost round the year hence it is open for devotes only in the months of July and August; during the summer time, when weather comparatively happen to be ideal. But do not forget, even this time, you will feel freezing cold.

Besides, the full devotion of Lord Shiva's glimpse, devotes also have full joy and thrill of Amarnath Yatra. It is also said that attending the cave and worshiping Ice Shivlinga here makes you feel the 'Moksha.' In addition, the surrounding landscapes including mountains and valleys also fascinate people not only from India but also from many other countries.

Weather Condition
The weather condition of this place is highly uncertain; rain, snowfall, and blizzard (ice-laden wind) is common feature. The Sunny weather may any time turns into rain or snow fall and consequently, the temperature may fall as low as -5 degree. So, it is suggested to all devotees kindly carry the proper rain coat, woollen clothing, torch, small umbrella, dry fruits, walking stick, personal medical kits etc. with themselves. In addition, you all people must be insured by an authentic insurance company.

How to Start your Amarnath Yatra
Before starting your sacred journey, primarily you need to get registered by Jammu & Kashmir Government Tourist Office. Its offices are located at Jammu, Srinagar, Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Calcutta, Chennai, and Hyderabad.

Accommodation on the way of the Amarnath Yatra:
Some of the Charitable Trusts provide tented accommodation & community kitchen to the pilgrims, which is absolutely free of cost.

How to Reach??
There are two ways to start your Amarnath Yatra the first one is from Srinagar and second one from Pahalgam. So, you can reach Srinagar by air, rail or road and from where your really journey will start.

In addition, Baltal- Holy Cave route is pretty smaller i.e. 14 km from one side. It is one way very steep trek, so not allowed to everyone. However, it is pretty popular route because you can complete your about 10 to 12 days journey in one or two days only.

Helicopter is also available these days that will definitely make your Amarnath Yatra shorter and simpler but you need to book your helicopter in many days advance.