Sonamarg, the base point of the Amarnath Yatra, offers the best views of the gorgeous Thajiwas glacier. Devotees travel to remote areas to worship a self-incarnated Lord Shiva ice lingam (Baba Bholenath). The lingam is said to be formed at a location 1100 foot above sea level and it is over 5000 years old.
It is a yearly event where thousands of devotees travel from all over India to give offerings to Baba Bholenath (ice lingam).
The Amarnath Cave is in such a remarkable yet dangerous area, which is not easily accessible yet offers the most wonderful views in Kashmir.
The ice lingam is miraculously formed every year in the cave, and seeing it, especially in real life is a supreme spiritual experience.
Hindu pilgrimage/ self-incarnated Lord Shiva ice lingam/ Ice lingam 1100 feet above sea level/ 5000 years old Lingam / Helicopter ride to Panchtarani/ Spectacular views of the Amarnath Yatra/ Outstanding views of glaciers / magnificent snow-capped mountains / Supreme spiritual experiences / Cave exploration
Why Is This Perfect for You
Amarnath Yatra is considered a definitive spiritual experience that is on bucket list of every Hindu pilgrim traveller. Amarnath Yatra and Pilgrimage in general is popular with Seniors as at this stage of life one has time and zest for pilgrimages and spiritual experiences
When to Go
Amarnath Pilgrimage is best visited during July to August.
Amarnath yatra is held during the months of Shravan ending on Rakshabandhan (Raakhi) day.
2 night stay at Sonamarg with breakfast and dinner
Two way helicopter transfers from Nilagrath (Sonamarg) to Panchtarni (Amarnath)