AMARNATH 4 NIGHTS 5 DAYS

The Amaranth Cave was discovered by a Muslim shepherd of Batakot,Buta Malik, when he lost his flock and found that it had strayed into the sacred spot some 150 years ago. There is a documentry proof of this discovery. Even today his family receives some part of the alms offered by pilgrims.


The Amaranth Cave was discovered by a Muslim shepherd of Batakot,Buta Malik, when he lost his flock and found that it had strayed into the sacred spot some 150 years ago. There is a documentry proof of this discovery. Even today his family receives some part of the alms offered by pilgrims.
It was in the Amarnath Cave where Lord Shiva explained secrets of immortality and creation of Universe to MaaParvati. The story goes like this. MaaParvati asked Shiv Ji to let her know why he puts the Mund Mala (beads of heads) around his neck. Bhole Shankar replied “Parvathi you are not immortal, so whenever you are born I add one head in my beads, & so on”. MaaParvati said,” My Lord, my body is destroyed every time and I die again and again, but you are immortal. What is the reason behind it?”.Bhole Shankar replied “I am immortal because I know the secret of the Amar Katha”.

MaaParvati kept on insisted that she be told that secret story “The Amar Katha”. For long Shiv Ji postponed giving one reason or the other. Finally on consistent demands from MaaParvati he made up his mind to narrate the secret of life & death & the secret of immortality to MaaParvati. He started off to a lonely place where no living being could listen to him or the Amar Katha. Finally Shiv Ji came across the Caves of Amarnath. To be sure that no one will overhear him narrating the story to MaaParvati he left his Nandi (the Bull – Shiv Ji’s carrier) at Pahalgam (now called Bail Gaon). At Chandanwari he released the Moon from his locks. He released the snake around his neck at the banks of Lake Sheshnag. He left his Son “Maha Ganesh” at MahagunasParvat (Mahaganesh Hill). At Panjtarni, Shivji left the Five Elements behind – Earth, Water, Air, Fire and Sky. Shiv Ji is also the Lord of all these elements that make up the entire universe.

To ensure that no living being is able to hear the immortal tale, he created Rudra named Kalagni and ordered him to spread fire to eliminate every living thing in and around the Holy Cave. Bhole Shankar entered the Cave of Amarnath along with MaaParvati& took his Samadhi on the Tiger Skin & began to concentrate. After this he began to narrate the secret of immortality to MaaParvati “Amar Katha”. But as a matter of chance one egg which was lying beneath the deer skin remained protected, & it hatched. Nothing could destroy it, not even the Rudra, since it was protected by Lord Shiva’s Asan of Tiger Skin. The pair of pigeons which were born out of this egg listened to the immortal story while Shiv Ji was narrating it to MaaParvati& hence became immortal. Many pilgrims even today report seeing a pair of pigeons, even at such a high treacherous altitude & in adverse weather conditions.oThe Holy Cave Situated In A Narrow Gorge At The Farther End Of Lidder Valley, Amarnath Shrine Stands At 3,888 M, 46 Km From Pahalgam And 14 Kms From Baltal. Though The Original Pilgrimages Subscribes That The Yatra (Journey) Be Undertaken From Srinagar, The More Common Practice Is To Begin Journey At Chandanwari, And Cover The Distance To Amarnathji And Back In Five Days. Pahalgam Is 96 Kms From Srinagar. Amarnathji Is Considered To Be One Of The Major Hindu Dhams. The Holy Cave Is The Abode Of Lord Shiva.

DAY 1 DAY 1: SRINAGAR ARRIVAL .

Start to srinagar via delhi (by flight). Upon arrival at srinagar airport transfer to hotel, and after fresh up start to visitCHASHMI-E SHAHI (THE ROYAL SPRING),BOTANICAL GARDEN,

SHANKARCHARYA HILL,One Of The Most Revered Hindu Pilgrimage Destinations In Srinagar; The Shankaracharya Temple Is Located Atop A Hill Known As ‘Takht-E-Suleiman’. The Ancient Temple Stands At A Height Of About 1100 Feet Above The Surface Level Of The Main Srinagar City. Devoted To The Worship Of Lord Shiva, Shankaracharya Temple Is Believed To Have Been Built By Raja Gopadatya In 371 BC.

Return back to hotel night dinner and rest in hotel. /house boat

DAY 2 DAY 2: SONMARG -BALTAL

After Early Breakfast from Houseboat /hotel proceed for Sonamarg , Enjoy a day at Sonamarg ,

SONAMARG, situated at an altitude of 9000 ft. Sonamarg is at a distance of 84 kms from srinagar is also called as “the meadow of gold” .sonamarg lies in sindh valley streamed with flowers and surrounded by mountains

Evening Proceed for BaltalCamps , Night stay at Baltal in Camps.. .

DAY 3 DAY 3 : BALTAL –NEELAGRATH-PACHATARNI- SRINAGAR.


After Early Breakfast ,Proceed to Neelagrath to Board a Helicopter &Proceed for amaranth Darshan (By walk of 6 km at your own))


AMARNATH CAVE :- is a Hindu shrine located in Jammu and Kashmir, India. It is dedicated to Shiva. The cave is situated at an altitude of 3,888 m (12,756 ft), The cave is surrounded by snowy mountains. The cave itself is covered with snow most of the year except for a short period of time in summer when it is open for pilgrims. Thousands of Hindu devotees make an annual pilgrimage to the Amarnath cave on challenging mountainous terrain to see an ice stalagmite formed inside the cave.


Inside the 40 m (130 ft) high Amarnath cave, the stalagmite is formed due to freezing of water drops that fall from the roof of the cave on to the floor and grows up vertically from the cave floor. It is considered to be a Shiva Linga by Hindus.


Evening Return to Srinagar Hotel , Night Stay at Srinagar Hotel.

DAY 4 DAY-4:- SRINAGAR- PEHALGAM (95 KMS) OR GULMARG [60 KMS] (optional any one).

Today After Break Fast You Will Be Transferred By Road ToPahalgam(94 Kms/2.5 Hrs) Valley Of Shepherds
. BAISARAN, BETAAB VALLEY (Local Sight Seeing By Horse Ride On Direct Payment Basis), Enroute You Will Have An Rare Opportunity To Visit The Saffron Fields. Also Visit AVANTIPURA RUINS& Enjoy The Bounty Of Nature At Pahalgam, Located On The Bank Of BeautyfulLidder River, Return To Srinagar, After Dinner, Overnight Stay In Hotel.

Or any one place visit depend upon snow

GULMARG [60 KMS]

After breakfast-proceed to GULMARG for a full day excursion , meadow of flowers (56/2hrs) situated at an altitude of 2730 meters(by nature), with a back drop of the snow capped mountains, enjoy gondala ride (rope wayTicket at your own cost) return to srinagar

{CABLE CAR IS OPERATED ONLY IF WEATHER CONDITIONS PERMITS}

DAY 5DAY5 -JAMMU-BANGALORE VIA DELHI.

After Breakfast Transfer to Airport for your Home Town journey

************TOUR ENDS WITH SWEET MEMORIES *************

INCLUSIONS:

  • 3* hotel or Super Deluxe Accommodation on Twin Sharing Basis in Hotels Mentioned or Similar.
  • Transfers & Sightseeing by NON AC Vehicle on Sharing Basis (6 TO 8 MEMBERS) As Per the Group Strength.
  • All Meals In Srinagar (Break Fast, Lunch, Dinner) veg
  • Accommodations On Twin Sharing Basis & Extra Person Will Be Providing Extra Mattress Only.
  • Package starts from Srinagar Airport
  • One night stay at Super Deluxe House Boat.

[Note: sikara ride till house boat & back included in package but additional shikara ride at your own cost.]

Exclusion:

  • Additional / Personal Use of Vehicle in overall tour
  • Any Personal Expenses, Room Service and Special Orders, Alcoholic and Non Alcoholic Beverages, Porter age, Tips, Phone Calls, Laundry Etc.
  • Any Extra Excursions or Sightseeing Apart From the Above-Specified Itinerary.
  • Room heater
  • Camera Fees Guide Charges.
  • Any Incidental and Other Expenses Which Are Not Specified In the Inclusions.
  • Gov’ t Service Tax Applicable On Total Billing.
  • Excluding airfare
  • Entry tickets
  • Any shopping and sports activity at your own cost.
  • tickets for gondola ride / pony/ heli tickets

MUST READ

  • Please note that only post paid mobile number works in jammu&kashmir
  • At sonamarg, gulmarg&pahalgam the vehicles are allowed only up to the common parking lot. Thereafter one has to walk or hire ponies/ local vehicles for local conveyance on direct payment basis.
  • Tour-programme is subject to change depending upon circumstances
  • The vehicle used for transfers is not at disposal.
  • This is an indicative itinerary and subject to change depending upon circumstances. Please consult driver / local representative for next day’s sightseeing schedule / transfers timings.

IMPORTANT NOTE AMARNATH:-

  • Helicopter Services Is Subject To Weather Conditions.Helicopter Operates Till Panchtarni Then 6kms Trek From Panchtarni To Amarnath Cave.
  • After Darshan Return In Time To The Helipad To Take Back The Helicopter To Neelgrath. In Case You Are Late You Have To Stay At Panchartni For Overnight In Tent By Your Self At Your Own Cost. Next Morning You Would Be Provided Ride Back To NeelgrathBy Helicopter.
  • Incase Helicopter Does Not Fly Due To Bad Weather Or Any Other Problems. Company Will Not Be Held Responsible For Inconvienence Caused Thereof.
  • The Extra Nights Stayed At Hotels In Sonmarg Due To Helicopter Non Operational Or Any Other Condition Caused Naturally / Bad Weather / RoitsEtc , Has To Be Bourne By The Guest.
  • The Extra Charges For The Vehicle For Over Staying Also Will Have To Be Bourne By The Guest.
  • In Cass Of Helicopter No Flying The Refund Will Have To Be Collected By The Guest Themselves At The Helipad In Neelgrath. In Case The Staff At Helipad Does Not Have Enough Payments To Make The Refund Guest Are Advised To Get The Tickets Stamped & Signed From AuthorisedStaff At The Helipad, Without Any Over Writing Which Would Result In No Refund.

FOR LADIES:saree is not a suitable dress for the yatra. Salwar kameez, pant-shirt or a track suit will be better. Ladies who are more than 6 week pregnant shall not be allowed to undertake the pilgrimage.

Keeping in view the tough nature of the trek, children below 13 year in age and elderly persons above the age of 75 years shall not be permitted to undertake the pilgrimage.

OTHER INFORMATION

  • Prepare For The Yatra By Achieving A High Level Of Physical Fitness. You Are Advised To Start At Atleast A Month Prior To The Yatra At Least A 4-5km Morning/Evening Walk. For Improving The Oxygen Efficiency Of Your Body, You Should Start Doing Deep Breathing Exercises And Yoga, Particularly Pranayam.
  • Your Journey Shall Involve Trekking Across High Mountains, Facing Strong Cold Winds. You Must Carry (I) Adequate Woolen Clothing; (Ii) A Small Umbrella (Preferably One Which Is Tied With An Elastic Band Around Your Head And Supported By A Strap Around The Chin); (Iii) Windcheater; (Iv) Raincoat; (V) Waterproof Trekking Shoes; (Vi) Torch; (Vii) Walking Stick; (Viii) Cap (Preferably A Monkey Cap); (Ix) Gloves; (X) Jacket; (Xi) Woolen Socks; (Xii) Trousers (Preferably A Waterproof Pair). These Items Are Essential As The Climate Is Highly Unpredictable And Changes Abruptly From Sunny Weather To Rain And Snow. The Temperature Can Sometimes Abruptly Fall To 5 Degrees Celcius Or Lower.
  • For Ladies: Saree Is Not A Suitable Dress For The Yatra. Salwar Kameez, Pant-Shirt Or A Track Suit Will Be Better. Ladies Who Are More Than 6 Week Pregnant Shall Not Be Allowed To Undertake The Pilgrimage.
  • Keeping In View The Tough Nature Of The Trek, Children Below 13 Year In Age And Elderly Persons Above The Age Of 75 Years Shall Not Be Permitted To Undertake The Pilgrimage.
  • It Would Be Better If The Porter / Horses / Ponies Carrying Your Luggage Travel Just In Front Or Behind You, As You May Suddenly Need Something From Your Baggage.
  • During The Yatra From Pahalgam/Baltal Onwards, You Should Keep Spare Clothes/ Eatables In A Suitable Water Proof Bag To Ensure Against Their Getting Wet.
  • Carry A Water Bottle, Dry Fruits, Roasted Grams/Channa, Toffees/Gur (Jiggery), Chocolates, Etc For Use During The Journey.
  • Carry Some Cold Cream/Vaseline/Sunscreen To Protect Your Hands /Face Against Sunburn Etc.
  • You Should Not Trek Alone. Always Travel In A Group And Ensure That All Those Comprising The Group, Walking In Front Of You Or In The Rear, Always Remain In Your Sight, To Ensure Against Your Being Separated From Them.
  • To Enable Prompt Action Being Taken In Case Of Any Emergency, You Should Keep In Your Pocket A Note Containing The Name/Addresses/Mobile Telephone Number Of A Member Of Your Group With Whom You Are Travelling. You Must Also Carry Your Yatra Permit And Any Other Identity Card.
  • On Your Return Journey, You Must Leave The Base Camp Along With All Members Of Your Group. In Case Any Member Of Your Group Is Missing You Must Seek Immediate Assistance Of The Police And Also Have An Announcement Made On The Public Address System At The Yatra Camp.
  • You Should Provide All Possible Help To Your Fellow Yatris, Travelling With You, And Perform The Pilgrimage With A Pious Mind.
  • You Must Strictly Follow The Instructions Issued By The Yatra Administration, From Time To Time.
  • Earth, Water, Air, Fire And Sky Are Integral Parts Of Lord Shiva. The Base Camp And The Entire Yatra Routes Are The Abode Of Shri Amarnathji. Throughout Your Pilgrimage You Must Respect The Environment And Do Nothing To Pollute It.
  • All Waste Materials Must Be Placed In The Nearest Dustbin. All Organic Wastes Must Be Put In The Dustbin Which Is Green Coloured.
  • Lavatories/ Urinals, Installed In The Camps And Other Places Enroute The Holy Cave, Should Be Used.

Don’ts

  • Don’t Stop At Places Which Are Marked By Warning Notices.
  • Don’t Use Slippers Because There Are Steep Rises And Falls On The Route To The Holy Cave. Only Wear Trekking Shoes With Laces.
  • Don’t Attempt Any Short Cuts On The Route As Doing So Would Be Dangerous.
  • Do Not Do Anything During Your Entire Forward/Return Journey Which Could Cause Pollution Or Disturb The Environment Of The Yatra Area. Use Of Plastics Is Strictly Banned In The State And Is Punishable Under Law.

IMPORTANT NOTICE:

  • HOTELS CHECK IN AND CHECK OUT TIMINGS IS 12.00PM TO 12.30.PM SO FOR EARLY REACHING PASSENGERS WILL BE PROVIDING ONE ROOM FOR FRESH UP ANDAFTER 12.00PM ROOMS WILL BE ALLOTTED. SO WE REQUEST YOU TO CO-OPERATE WITH OUR TOUR REPRESENTATIVE OR TOUR GUIDE (DRIVER).
  • PROGRAM WILL BE POST PONED TO LAST DAY IF SUITABLE TIME WILL NOT BE THERE, AND SUBJECT TO FLIGHT TIMING.KINDLY CONSULT TOUR REPRESENTATIVE/DRIVER
  • IMPORTANT: WHEN CHECK IN TO HOUSE BOAT CUSTOMER REQUEST TO CHEK OUT FROM THE HOTEL IN THE MORNING IT SELF AND HAND OVER THE ROOM KEY IN THE COUNTER,
    KINDLY KEEP YOUR LUGGAGES IN HOTEL CLOCK ROOM (CONSULT WITH TOUR MANAGER)AND ONLY NECESSARY ITEMS FOR OVERNIGHT STAY IN HOUSE BOAT CAN CARRY.

SPECIAL NOTE:

Inspire tourism does not reserve any responsibility in case of any accident (horse, dolly, pony, helicopter, vehicle, public etc.)

NOTE:

Shopping At Your Risk. And If Driver Stop’ At The Shopping Area It’s Not Mandatory To Shopping And Inspire Tourism Does Not Have Any Responsibility Regarding Same.

Kindly Confirm The Rates Before Horse Riding, Pony, Dolly, Shikara Ride Or Any Other Activities ,It’s At Your Own Risk Inspire Tourism Does Not Take Any Responsibility For The Same.

CANCELLATION CHARGES ARE AS FOLLOWS: –

  • 20 TO 10 DAYS PRIOR : 50%
  • 10 TO 5 DAYS PRIOR : 75%
  • LESS THAN 5 DAYS : NO REFUND

TERMS & CONDITIONS: –

  1. Customer should pay Rs.10, 000/- in advance at the time of booking and full payment has to be paid before of journey. As per company rules.
  2. Cancellation charges are applicable as per company rules.
  3. No refund will be made towards unutilised services of the tour.
  4. Sightseeing subject to modification with or without notice.
  5. All types of personal expense, whatsoever is the matter will be yours.
  6. Rooms are sharing reservation of hotels and provision of foods as per company rules.
  7. Rates are subjects to change with or without prior notice.
  8. Company reserves the right to cancel the scheme.
  9. Service tax as applicable extra.
  10. The service provided by us is of superior quality at the lowest rate.
  11. Rates are applicable Minimum for 6 Members.
  12. Package cost will be depend upon number of traveler

HOTEL:

  • HOTEL TRIDEN KASHMIR RESORT /HOTEL LANKAR INN/SIMILAR SRINAGAR
  • ONE NIGHT SUPER DELUX HOUSE BOAT SRINAGAR
  • ONE NIGHT HALT AT CAMP /TENT IN BALTAL

FOOD:

BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER VEG ONLY- IN SRINAGAR

ALL MEALS IN BALTAL CAMP AT YOUR OWN

PACKAGE COST:

32300 +3.63% SERVICE TAX PER PERSON INCLUDING FLIGHT FROM BANGALORE TO BANGALORE TILL JANUVERY AND THEN AFTER 35700 + 3.63% SERVICE TAX