Amarnath Yatra by Helicopter From Baltal | India Tour Package

Amarnath Yatra by Helicopter From Baltal

2 Nights Itinerary Covering: Srinagar - Baltal - Panjtarni - Amarnath Cave - Srinagar


Overview

Sri Amarnath Yatra is one of the most important pilgrimage centers for Hindus, especially for the followers of Lord Shiva. The shrine however is not accessible all throughout the year owing to the harsh weather conditions.

Visiting the Amarnath Cave is not an easy task, due to rocky terrain and  high altitude, but Amarnath Yatra by Helicopter Tour from Pahalgam will make your visit an easier one and less time-consuming. That’s not all; the tour also includes sightseeing of beautiful Srinagar.

Highlights

  • Darshan at Amarnath Cave.
  • Enjoy Shikara ride.

Itinerary

Day 1 - Srinagar - Sonmarg

Upon arrival in Srinagar you will be picked up from Srinagar airport and assisted in a smooth transfer to Sonamarg for overnight stay in the hotel booked as per your requirements.

Day 2 - Sonamarg - Baltal - Amarnath Cave

On the second day of your Amarnath Yatra Tour Package by Helicopter, you will be transferred to Neelgrath in Baltal by car. Neelrgath is where the helipad is located. Weather permitiing, helicopters from Baltal operate between 6:00 Am to 5:00 PM. The helicopter ride will drop you at Panjtarni. The Amarnath Cave is located 6 KM further up from here.

From Panjtarni helipad, visit Amarnath Cave (6 K.M from Panjtarni) on foot (2 hrs walk), hitch a pony ride or you may even hire a palki. The cave is a sea of tranquility and spirituality. Behold the massive shiv lingam which forms naturally of snow every year. Besides the massive shiv lingams are two smaller ice lingams which are believed to represent Ma Parvati and Lord Ganesha.

After darshan, come back to Panjtarni to take the ride back to Neelgrath Helipad in Baltal. From here, you will be transferred back to Srinagar to check into a deluxe houseboat.

Dinner and overnight stay in houseboat in Srinagar.

Day 3 - Departure

After a leisurely breakfast, you will be assisted in a smooth transfer to the Srinagar airport for your onward journey.

The Significance of Sri Amarnath Ji Yatra : As per the legend, once Ma Parvati asked Lord Shiva why he started wearing the 'mund mala' (bead of heads) around his neck. To this Lord Shiva replied that he adds a head to the bead everytime Parvati dies and is born again. Ma parvati asked Lord Shiva the reason why she has to die and born again and again whereas he, lord Shiva is immortal. To this lord replied that she'll have to listen to the amar katha (tale of immortality) to understand the reason.

To tell the story, Shiva started to search for a place so aloof that no living thing could overhear the tale. Lord Shiva choose this cave to narrate the story but before proceeding with the tale of immortality, lord created kalagni and ordered him to spread fire to eliminate every living thing in and around the cave.

However two eggs that were hidden beneath the deer skin asan of the lord were saved from the fire. During the course of story narration they hatched and overheard the story and so become immortal.

There are several stories behind discovery of this cave and Shiva Lingam. The two popular one are of a shepherd who discovered it in 15th century and another of sage Bhrigu, who was the first to have darshan of lord Amarnath.

Whichever be the reason, lacs of devotees flock to Amarnath Cave every year in the month of shravana (July - August) to pay reverence to Baba Barfani and seek eternal happiness and salvation.

Inside the cave, the image of Shiva in the form of a ice stalagmite lingam is a prize to behold for devotes. This ice lingam is believed to wax and wane with the Moon's cycle. Beside the massive Shiv Lingam, two more Ice stalagmites could be seen which are believed to represent Maa Parvati and Lord Ganesha.

Price

Per Person Cost 02* Hotels 03*Hotels 04*Hotels
06 Pax INR 16,100 INR 16,900 INR 19,500
04 Pax INR 16,700 INR 17,500 INR 20,000
02 Pax INR 18,000 INR 18,800 INR 21,400
Child with meals INR 13,000 INR 13,200 INR 13,100
Extra Bed INR 14,000 INR 20,700 INR 15,500

 

HOTELS TO BE USED

Hotels 02* Hotels 03*Hotels 04*Hotels
Srinagar Hotel Ashvale/Nishat Hill Resorts Hotel Regal palace/Shefaf/Paradise Gateway/Similar Hotel Pine Spring/Mannat Resorts
Sonmarg Hotel Glacier Heights Hotel Glacier Heights/
Hotel Sonmarg Glacier
Hotel Namrose resorts/Similar

 

Tour cost Includes:-

  • All transfers and sightseeing by NAC Indigo/Tavera/Winger/Tempo/Coach
  • 01 night in Sonmarg at Hotel.
  • 01 night in Srinagar at Hotel.
  • Return Tickets for Amarnath ji Darshan Via Baltal.
  • Accommodation on MAP (Breakfast & Dinner) basis
  • Pick up & drop at Srinagar Airport.

Cost Does Not Include:-

  • (GST is extra on total billing)
  • Air tickets/Train tickets.
  • Pony /Horses/ Sledging(it is done by Bargaining)
  • Tips to waiters/drivers/any other person
  • Monument fees at all places and gardens.
  • Thajwas glacier trip at Sonmarg (as this sightseeing is done by Local Taxi stand at Sonmarg only or by ponies and Is on direct payment basis)
  • Aru , Betaab valley and Chandanwari trip at Pahalgam (as this sightseeing is done by Local Taxi stand at Pahalgam only and is on direct payment basis)
  • Non-Veg item in Houseboat.
  • Any other thing which is not mentioned in inclusions
  • Tour Itinerary can be changed depending upon the availability of Hotels/Houseboat
  • All personal nature like video camera, tip, table drink, etc and any other

Starting From
INR 16,100
Per Person
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