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How to Reach Amarnath

How to Reach Amarnath

So if you are coming from outside of Jammu and Kashmir, you may be coming either by Road, Train or Flights. And from the base camps there are four modes available: Helicopters, Horses, Palanquin and your own feet. However, dandies are also available for handicapped and old aged pilgrims.

How To Reach Amarnath By Air

Srinagar is the nearest airport with daily flights from Delhi and Jammu. There are few connecting flights from Chandigarh and Leh in a week. The advantage of Srinagar is that it is home of some the world famous tourist plaes like Dal Lake, Nagin Lake, Shankaracharya Temple and Mughal gardens like Shalimar, Nishat and Cheshma-shahi. It is also gateway to the Kashmir known as “Paradise on Earth“.

From Srinagar you can get private and shared taxis, buses to reach both Pahalgam and Baltal, thus providing you enough scope to choose any route.

By Helicopter: You can also avail Helicopter services to reach Amarnath Dham, it will save lot of time and energy. As of now only there are only three helicopter operators for Amarnath Yatra: Pawan Hans, Global Vectra HeliCorp and Himalayan Heli Services. Check out all the Amarnath Helicopter booking information.

How To Reach Amarnath By Train

Jammu is the nearest Railway Station and the last point by train. Jammu is known as “CITY OF TEMPLES”, one may visit old temples such as Raghunath Temple, Mahadev Mandir and other temples. Pilgrims have added advantage to visit Vaishno Devi with Amarnath Dham, if one plans Jammu in its itinerary. The Jammu Railway station is very well connected by trains from various towns of India.

From Jammu you can easily get Taxis and Bus to reach Srinagar (for Baltal Route) and Pahalgam (via Patnitop and Anantnag). If you have Srinagar in your travel plans then you have choice of both routes to reach Amarnath Cave.

How To Reach By Road and Trek

Jammu is the entry point to Jammu and Kashmir by Road, if you are planning Amarnath Yatra this year. From Jammu their are two routes to reach Amarnath Dham. Buses and Taxies are easily available for Jammu from all the major cities from Northern and Central India (including Delhi NCR). The taxis can be hired on daily as well as on full tour basis.

Traditional route: Jammu – Patnitop – Anantnag – Pahalgam – Chandanwari – Amarnath

Jammu to Pahalgam (315 km) – The distance between Jammu to Pahalgam can be covered by taxi / buses which are available at Tourist Reception Centre, J & K Govt., Raghunath Bazaar only early in the morning. Another option is going to Srinagar by air and then proceeding to Pahalgam by road, Srinagar to Pahalgam is just 2 hours by Road.

Other Route: Jammu – Udhampur – Khud – Patnitop – Ramban – Banihal – Kazigund – Anantnag – Sringar – Sonmarg – Baltal – Amarnath

From Jammu, one has to go by road to Srinagar and then to reach Baltal via Sonamarg. There are many taxi and buses to reach Srinagar from Jammu.

Distance Chart for Amarnath Yatra

Rotue from To Distance
Jammu Srinagar (via Anantnag) 292 Kms
Jammu Pahalgam 315 Kms
Jammu Patnitop 108 Kms
Jammu Anantnag 241 Kms
Jammu Katra (Vaishno Devi) 47 Kms
Jammu Baltal 400 Kms
Jammu Chandanwadi 296 Kms
Jammu Amarnath Cave (via Baltal) 414 Kms
Jammu Amarnath Cave (via Pahalgam) 363 Kms
Srinagar Pahalgam (2 hours) 88 Kms
Srinagar Chandanwadi 103 Kms
Srinagar Baltal 94 Kms
Pahalgam Chandanwari 16 Kms
Chandanwari Pissu Top 3 Kms
Pissu Top Sheshnag 9 Kms
Sheshnag Panchtarni 12 Kms
Panchtarni Amarnath Cave 6 Kms
Pahalgam Amarnath Cave 46 Kms
Chandanwadi Amarnath Cave 30 Kms
Baltal Domail 2 Kms
Domail Barari Marg 4 Kms
Barari Marg Sangam 4 Kms
Sangam Amarnath Cave 3 Kms
Baltal Amarnath Cave 13 Kms

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