How to reach Amarnath
How to reach Amarnath
How to reach Amarnath is important to know for Amarnath yatra. Amarnath can be reach by two way. Pilgrims reach Amarnath by trek from Baltal and Pahalgam. Also they reach by Helicopter from Baltal and Pahalgam. However, Pilgrims also hire services of pony and palki to avoid trek. Baltal and Pahalgam is Starting point of Amarnath Yatra. Devotees reach Pahalgam and Baltal from all across India and world.
The nearest Airport for Amarnath is Srinagar Airport. Srinagar Airport have daily flights from all major cities of India. From Srinagar pilgrims reach Baltal and Pahalgam by Road. Baltal is 90 Km from Srinagar. Similarly, Pahalgam is 98 Km from Srinagar. And from Pahalgam and Baltal they trek for Amarnath cave. They also take services of Helicopter, Pony and Palki.
Nearest Railway station To Amarnath is Jammu Railway Station. Jammu railway station is well connected by train to all Major Cities of India. Jammu have direct trains from Delhi, Mumbai, Indore, Bhopal, Chennai, Bangalore, Patna, Lucknow, Kanpur, Varanasi, Hyderabad, Ahmadabad, Surat and many more cities. Also, You can check train by visiting Indian railway portal. From Jammu devotees reaches Pahalgam and Baltal by taxi and buses. Shares taxi and buses are available from Jammu. Even you can hire private taxi also. Jammu to Pahalgam is 252 Km. Similarly Baltal distance is 370 Km.
Route Plan :--
Route plan to reach Amarnath via Baltal from Srinagar --
Srinagar – Sonmarg – Baltal (By road) – Amarnath Cave (by Trek from Baltal –14 Km one side)
Route plan to reach Amarnath via Pahalgam from Jammu --
Jammu – Anantnag – Pahalgam – Chandanwari (By Road) – Pissu Top – Sheshnag – Panchtarni – Holy Amarnath Cave (By trek from Chandanwari –38 Km one side).
Route plan to reach Amarnath via Pahalgam from Srinagar --
Srinagar – Pahalgam – Chandanwari (By Road) – Pissu Top – Sheshnag – Panchtarni -- Amarnath Cave (By trek from Chandanwari –38 Km one side).
Route plan to reach Amarnath via Baltal from Jammu --
Jammu - Srinagar – Sonmarg – Baltal (By road) – Amarnath Cave (by Trek from Baltal –14 Km one side).
To Sum up, you can reach Jammu or Srinagar by train or fight and from there you can reach to Baltal and Pahalgam by Road. So, you can start your trek to Amarnath or can avail services of Helicopter, Pony or Palki.