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Amarnath Travel Guide


Amarnath Travel Guide

As the name implies ‘Amar’ means Immortal and ‘Nath’ means God. One needs to have a lot of courage, enthusiasm and zeal in order to make a pilgrimage tour to Amarnath. Amarnath has a history that dates back to the times of Aryaraja. The place is frequented by tourist not just from India but, from all over the world. Amarnath is known to have surpassed all other holy places by rendering a serene and beautiful ambience.  The place unveils a number of amazing and eye raising myths and legends about Lord Shiva. Going on a pilgrimage to the Amarnath temple is an uphill task as the area is invested with rocks and pebbles. Hence, it is very much essential that one is physically fit before he or she embarks on a pilgrimage to Amarnath. After all it is said to be one of the toughest pilgrimages/trekking in the whole world. The pilgrimage is believed to lead one to the door of heaven. Amarnath is well connected with the rest of India through the city of Jammu and Kashmir and through Srinagar.

The primary attractions of Amarnath are the cave which soars up to a height of 150 meters and stretches up to 90 feet long. The snow that falls here amazingly and naturally takes the shape of different Gods and Goddesses. The Shiva lingam catches the fancy of the tourist. The mystery behind the ice, taking the shape of the Shiv Lingam is strange nevertheless, associating it with something miracle, something divine seems to be the only preference. This inexplicable phenomenon still continues, fortifying the beliefs of the divine presence amongst thousands of devotees.

One can enjoy the exorbitant sceneries at bay, en route from Pahalgam to Chandanwari. On your pilgrim to Seshnag you will again stumble upon spectacular natural sceneries. The glistening waters of the Lake beautifies the environ leaving the tourist bewitched. One should not miss the opportunity of visiting the Sankaracharya Temple. It is blessed with a beauty that is unmatched and that which leaves the tourist enthralled. There is also a Hazrathbal shrine situated on the banks of the Dal Lake and this is visited by both Hindus and Muslims alike.

The best time to go on a pilgrimage is during the months of July- August. While taking the road is the most preferred choice, helicopter services from Srinagar is a great alternative. However, though they are one of the easiest ways to travel to Amarnath, they are expensive. If not twice, a visit to Amarnath once is a must. 

Last Updated: 29/03/2012

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