Planning to go to Shri Amarnath Cave Temple? If yes, then continue reading the article, it carries all the details you need to know about Amarnath Yatra 2022.
Amarnath Yatra (2022): This Yatra is an annually organized journey to Shri Amarnath Cave Temple, a Hindu pilgrimage site located in Jammu and Kashmir at a height of 13,000 ft. from the sea level and situated about 141 Km from Srinagar. According to the Government data about three lakh, devotees will take part in the journey to the cave shrine of Lord Shiva. Yatra is commencing from June 30 to August 11 for 43 days. Travellers cannot drive to the temple as it is not accessible by road, the only way to reach the temple is an uphill trek through which the journey becomes multiple days. For this reason, the Government of Jammu and Kashmir started helicopter services for the devotees wanting to reach the temple without trekking. Thus, for the first time, the pilgrims can avail of helicopter services directly from Srinagar.
Helicopter Services From Srinagar
The Ministry of Home Affairs has instructed the Jammu and Kashmir Authorities to provide helicopter services for pilgrims from Srinagar to Panchtarni. Panchtarni is the last stop located at 3500m in height from where the pilgrims are required to trek for six kilometres to reach the holy Amarnath Cave. Until now the helicopter services were only available from Pahalgam and Baltal, after reaching where the pilgrims needed to hire ponies or palanquin services.
Amarnath Yatra Distance
There is a distance of about 61 Kms from both Baltal and Pahalgam to the Amarnath Cave Temple. Whereas the shorter route to the Amarnath temple is from Baltal which is about 15 Km away. This time the Government had changed the helipad location to Neelgrath, then to complete the rest of the journey the pilgrims can travel by pony, by foot, or by helicopter. And the longer route is about 46 kms in distance from Pahalgam to the temple cave.
How To Book Helicopters To Travel To Amarnath Cave?
You can avail of helicopter services through advanced booking which can be done online by visiting the websites of travel companies offering helicopter services to Amarnath Temple.
How You Can Reach the Neelgrath Helipad?
Neelgrath is located at a distance of 4kms from Sonmarg and 12 Kms from Baltal. If going through Srinagar, then it is located 84 km away which is 3 hours of road journey. And from Jammu, it is 384 km away.
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The ticket price for the Amarnath route starts at ₹1,445 and is extended up to ₹4,715.
|Sector||Price per passenger|
|Baltal-Panjtarni-Baltal (return)||Rs 2,890|
|Baltal-Panjtarni (one way)||Rs 1,445|
|Panchtarni-Baltal (one way)||Rs 1,445|
|Pahalgam-Panjtarni-Pahalgam (return)||Rs 4,710|
|Pahalgam-Panjtarni (one way)||Rs 2,355|
|Panchtarni-Pahalgam (one way)||Rs 2,355|