India Vacation Packages

Amarnath - India Vacation Packages

Kashmir valley, paradise for nature lovers is blessed with immense natural beauty of snow clad peaks, placid lakes and meandering rivers. Travel Kashmir valley this vacation for an unforgettable memories.
Kashmir India Jammu Kashmir in India Shikara
Kashmiri Women
Kashmir - The Paradise on Earth
Read in Your Language : EspañolFrançais DeutschItalianoPortuguês

India Vacation Packages   »  Kashmir - The Paradise on Earth  »  Amarnath

Plan Your Tour


Sheshnaag Lake The cave shrine Amarnath is situated in the Northern state of Jammu and Kashmir. Amarnath is one of the revered pilgrimage sites of India and enshrines a natural Shivalingam of ice which is made by drops of water oozing naturally in the cave. Pilgrimage is organised to this holy shrine coinciding with Sravana Pournima. It is reached after an arduous trek through the mountains of Kashmir. Lord Shiva is the chief deity worshipped here. It is the firm belief and trust of Hindus that those who are able to visit this shrine will have no re-birth. One of the holy trinity, Shiva is a living God.

The cave is accessible only during the period of July and August. It is a unique experience to see water droplets trickling slowly from the top of the caves and freeze into ice when they fall. The natural Shivlingam that forms take a complete shape on Poornima. It is said that on that verey day , Lord Shiva revealed the secrets of life to the beautiful daughter of Himalayas, Parvati.

The Holy Yatra
The Amarnath Yatra is organized every year by the Jammu & Kashmir Government during the month of Sharavan (July & August); the dates however vary every year looking at the weather conditions and according to Purnima (Raksha Bandhan) in the month of Sharavan (Vikrama Samvat). This year Yatra will be taken earlier and will be of 45 days duration.

Place - Jammu & Kashmir
Area - not found
Altitude - 4,175 m
Best Season To Visit - July to August
Local Transport - Ponies, porters

Climate Wonders
The climatic conditions are very uncertain . Rain or snowfall may take place at any time or place during the Yatra . It is to be particularly noted that abrupt changes in temperature might occur . Sunny weather may turn into rain / snow fall in a short time . The temperature may fall up to -5 degree C.

Accommodation Options
Bhole Bhandari Charitable Trust (Regd.) provides tented accommodation. Free accommodation is also provided by other Non Government Charitable Organisations. However, J&K Tourism Development Corporation too provides tented accommodation and shelters at nominal charges.
Bhole Bhandari Charitable Trust provides the facility of Community Kitchen (Langar) to the pilgrims who travel to Amarnath. The food available here is served absolutely free of cost.

Amarnath Times

Getting There:
The pilgrimage of Amarnath is well connected by Air, Rail and Road.
Air - The nearest Airport is away in Badgam Distt. This Airport is connected with major cities of India.
Rail - The nearest Rail Head is at Jammu which is 300 Kms.
Road - National Highway NH1A connects the Kashmir valley with country. Every sort of transport to suit every budget from Buses to Taxis ply on this Highway. It Takes around 10 to 12 hours to cross this mountainous road which crosses some beautiful spots and the famous Jawahar Tunnel linking Kashmir

Interested in exploring the beauty of Kashmir - The Paradise on Earth. We can customize
this tour depending on your specific requirements.

ArrowSuggested Tour Packages
Customise Your Trip
Suggested Tour Packages
Houseboat Holidays - IVP-019
Duration: 10 Nights / 11 Days Tour
Place Covered: Delhi - Srinagar - Sonmarg - Kargil - Leh - Alchi - Delhi
Kashmir Trekking Tour - IVP-021
Duration: 14 Nights / 15 Days Tour
Place Covered: Srinagar - Sonamarg - Gangabal - Kargil - Lamayuru - Leh - Delhi
Kashmir Travel Package - IVP-020
Duration: 07 Nights / 08 Days Tour
Place Covered: Delhi - Srinagar - Gulmarg - Sonmarg - Pahalgam - Srinagar - Delhi

Booking Information/Reservation
Couple in Love  
Colors Couple in Love   Holiday Packages