The Amarnath Yatra is a Hindu pilgrimage to the Amarnath Cave shrine in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. The cave is situated at an altitude of 3,888 metres (12,756 ft), about 141 kilometres (88 mi) from Srinagar, the state's summer capital. The Amarnath Cave is a shrine dedicated to Shiva. The shrine is visited by thousands of Hindu pilgrims every year. The Amarnath pilgrimage is one of the most important Hindu pilgrimages, one of the four "mahayatras" and is the second most popular Hindu pilgrimage after the Kumbh Mela. The Amarnath pilgrimage is a 45-day journey. The first leg of the journey is a trek to Pahalgam, the second leg is a trek to Chandanwari and the third leg is a trek to the Amarnath Cave.
The Amarnath cave is famous for the Amarnath Shivlinga, a Himalayan ice formation that is considered to be a natural Shiva linga. The cave is also revered because it is said to be the cave where Lord Shiva explained the secret of life and death to his consort Parvati.
2. What is not so good about Amarnath?
There is no good about Amarnath.
3. Who should visit Amarnath?
There is no definitive answer, as Amarnath is a pilgrimage site open to all faiths. However, it is typically recommended that those with a strong spiritual or religious inclination visit Amarnath.
4. What is the best time to visit Amarnath?
The best time to visit Amarnath is from late June to early August.
5. What is the local food in Amarnath?
The local food in Amarnath is a mix of Indian and Kashmiri cuisine. Some of the local dishes include rogan josh, dum aloo, and Kashmiri naan.
6. What is the best way to reach Amarnath?
The best way to reach Amarnath is to drive from Jammu.
7. How much does a package cost for Amarnath?
There is no fixed cost for packages to Amarnath. It depends on the travel company, the type of package, and the services included. Generally, packages cost between Rs. 5,000 and Rs. 50,000.
8. What are the places near Amarnath?
The places near Amarnath are Srinagar, Pahalgam, and Gulmarg.