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Amarnath Essentials

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Amarnath Essentials

Amarnath Facts & Figures:

State: Jammu & Kashmir, India
Location: In the Kashmir valley to the north of Anantnag. The base village is Pahalgam.
Altitude: 14,500 feet or 4,420 metres above sea level
Temperature: 15 to -5 degree C
Clothing, etc. for pilgrims: Woolen clothes, stockings and trousers, jacket, raincoat, umbrella, waterproof shoes, flash light, walking stick, cap, gloves

How to Reach Amarnath:

Reaching Srinagar or Jammu (The first part of journey)
By Air: Nearest aerodrome: Srinagar, Capital of Jammu & Kashmir.
By Rail: Nearest Railway Station: Jammu, winter Capital of Jammu & Kashmir.
By Road: Jammu and Srinagar are also connected through road by buses and taxies.

Reaching the Amarnath Holy Cave
The journey from Jammu onward is by road and there are two routes:

Jammu - Pahalgam (315 km) - Holy Cave
Pahalgam - 16 km - Chandanwari - 3 km - Pissu Top - 9 km - Sheshnag - 12 km - Panchtarani - 6 km - Holy Cave

Jammu - Baltal (400km) - Holy Cave
Baltal - 2 km - Domail - 5 km - Berari Marg - 4 km - Sangam - 3 km - Holy Cave

Important Contact Addresses:

  • 201-203 Kanishka Shopping Plaza, 19-Ashoka Road, New Delhi-110001, Tel.: 91-011-3345373
  • J&K Govt. Guest House, Kautilya Marg, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi-1100021
  • IInd Floor, 36/36-A North Usman Road, Chennai Tel.: 044-8235958
  • 25 North Wing, World Trade Centre, Cuffe Parade, Colaba, Mumbai, Tel.: 022-2189040
  • 12 Chowringhee, Kolkata, Tel.:033-2285791, Tel : 033-2285791
  • Airlines House, Lal Darwaza, Ahemedabad, Tel.: 079-5503551
  • 5th Floor, Left Wing, Chandra Vihar Complex M.J. Road, Hyderabad Tel.: 040-4734806
  • Tourist Reception Center, Vir Marg, Jammu Tel.: 0191-520432
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