Amarnath caves is one of the most famous of Hindu temples, dedicated to Lord Shiva, located in Jammu and Kashmir. Situated
145 Kms east of Srinagar. Amarnath shrine is located inside a cave in the Himalayas. There is an ice Silva-linga here that changes size with the seasons, and also as the moon waxes and wanes it becomes bigger and smaller. On the full moon day the linga is about 6 ft high. Each year on the full moon day of July-August (Sravana) when the Siva-linga attains its maximum height there is a festival at this cave temple. It is said that Lord Siva first appeared on this day.
Amarnath Tour via Baltal (Sonamarg)
Day by Day Detail:-
Day 01 : Srinagar - Baltal.
On arrival in Srinagar drive direct to Baltal via Sonamarg. The distance of about 115 kms will be covered in about 3-½ hrs. Rest of the day free at Baltal for acclimatization and prepare for next day's trek to Amarnath Cave. Dinner overnight in tents at Baltal.
Day 02 : Baltal - Amarnath Cave - Baltal
After very early breakfast trek upwards to Amarnath cave for darshan. The route is ascending right up to the cave. Have a dip in the ice water of Amarnath stream, which floes outside the cave. Inside the cave there is scenery of calm tranquility of white and glistering three massive Lingmas stand erect symbol of Lord Shiva, Parvathi and Ganesh. After darshan return back to Baltal. Approx. 25 kms (leave morning at 0530 and arrive back at 1930 hrs). Dinner overnight in tents.
Day 03 : Baltal - Srinagar
Drive back to Srinagar. On arrival in Srinagar, transfer to houseboats. Dinner overnight houseboats.