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Amarnath



 


What :

Beyond the rustic charm of Sonamarg city in the Kashmir Valley rests the ancient cave shrine of Amarnath.

Hindu mythology holds that Lord Shiva shared the secrets of life and eternity with the Goddess Parvati inside the cave below the snow covered peaks of Amarnath Mountain. Thought to be over 5,000-years-old, Amarnath Shrine protects a massive pillar of ice that’s considered to be a Shiva Linga, a physical manifestation of the deity’s cosmic power.

Every year between July and August, thousands of Hindu pilgrims make the trek through the Kashmir Valley crisscrossing streams, rocky paths, and glaciers to reach the holy site.


When :

The mountain passes beyond Sonamarg city are the easiest to navigate between June and August when the pilgrimage circuit to the shrine is busiest.


Where :

Sonamarg lies to the northeast from the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir’s summer capital Srinagar. Guests on our luxury tours of India can reach Sonamarg via our luxury vehicle service, and then continue on foot through the mountains to reach Amarnath shrine.


Who :

The chance to experience one of India’s greatest pilgrimages is a much vaunted treat for our guests touring India. The trek to the shrine through the mountain passes is unforgettable, especially while the vibrant summer pilgrimage to the shrine is taking place.


Appropriate Attire :

Due to elevation, the area is cool year-round, and Amarnath Mountain is usually snowcapped even in the summer. Dress appropriately for the trek with cold weather gear and stout shoes when planning to visit Amarnath Shrine.




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