Amarnath Yatra Helicopter Booking is available for Amarnath pilgrimage to ensure comfort & to avoid a tough trek to the holy cave. Generally, The entire helicopter operation is approved as per the competent authorities & governed as per the Amarnath shrine board norms. In previous years the Amarnath Yatra Helicopter Booking was available till Panchtarni only, which is approx. 6 Km before the cave. So, pilgrims were facing problems in covering the remaining distance. Now, the helicopter services for Amarnath Yatra will be available till the holy cave.
There are 2 routes for helicopter services to the shrine & both will land at the holy cave. So, there will be no need to walk, pony, or palki for pilgrims with helicopter services
Both the routes for Helicopter services are as below
1) Via Baltal:
Baltal is a campground (Base Camp) at the bank of the Sindh River located at a distance of 95 km from Srinagar & 375 Kms from Jammu at a height of 9000 Feet above sea level. Helicopters flying from the Baltal helipad helps to avoid a trek of 20 km approx. The flying time between Baltal to Holy cave is just 7-10 Minutes only.
2) Via Pahalgam:
Pahalgam is a picturesque & very beautiful hill station located at 9000 Feet above sea level. The Pahalgam helipad is 92 km from Srinagar & 250 Kms from Jammu. The flying time is approx. 15 Minutes from Pahalgam Helipad to the holy cave. The helicopter route help to avoid 43 Kms approx.
Apart from the above 2 ways, there are charter services also available from Jammu Airport to directly holy cave but needless to say that is available at premium cost in comparison to Baltal & Pahalgam helicopter shuttle services.
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