2 Nights Itinerary Covering: Srinagar - Baltal - Panjtarni - Amarnath Cave - Srinagar
Each year thousands of pilgrims make the excruciatingly difficult pilgrimage to a small cave located in the Himalayas. The place is believed to be pious because a Swayambhu (self-manifested) Shivling appears at this place every year. Lord Shiva is considered to be one of the most revered gods in Hindu mythology. Part of the Holy Trinity, Lord Shiva is considered to be the destructor of evil forces. Going on an Amarnath Yatra is the dream of every Hindu as the place holds special significance in the Hindu religion. The Amarnath shrine is inaccessible to humans for most of the year because of its location. The cave is located deep into the Himalayas and snow is covered on the entrance of the cave most of the time.
Many tourists find it difficult to traverse through the rocky terrain in such adverse weather conditions of the Amarnath Yatra, for them, our Amarnath Yatra helicopter package proves to be a boon. We arrange for a helicopter service to Amarnath from Pahalgam which includes visiting the beautiful city of Srinagar.
Come let's enjoy the spiritual beauty of Amarnath and scenic natural beauty of Pahalgam and Srinagar in this small tour which will take you closer to Lord Shiva.
On the first day of your Amarnath Yatra by helicopter package, you will be provided an assisted transfer from Srinagar Airport to Sonmarg, where the warm bed and courteous staff awaits you at your chosen hotel. The rest of the day is at your leisure. You can stroll nearby the resort and explore the enchanting beauty of this place.
Overnight stay will be at the hotel in Sonmarg.
Wake up to chirping birds and beautiful natural scenery in Sonmarg on the second day of your Amarnath Yatra by helicopter tour package. We will arrange for your transfer to Neelgrath in Baltal. Neelgrath is the place where the helipad is located and where a helicopter will be waiting for you, to take you to Amarnath Cave. Depending upon the weather conditions the helicopters in Baltal operate between 6:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. this helicopter will take off from Baltal and drop you at Panchtarni. From the Panchtarni helipad, the Amarnath cave is located on a distance of 6 kilometers further up on the mountain.
The Amarnath Cave is a 2-hour trek from Panchtarni. For those who cannot walk, ponies, as well as palki ride, is available. An aura of spirituality and peace engulfs the Amarnath Cave. Lose yourself in the out of the world quietude of this place. Even though thousands of pilgrims visit the Amarnath Cave every year, your mind will feel unperturbed when you stand in front of the lord.
The beautiful ice Shivling will captivate your mind and you will feel oneness with Lord Shiva when you bow down your head and chant 'Om Namah Shivay'. In the Amarnath cave, apart from the main attraction, the beautiful ice Shivling, there are two small lingams which represent Maa Parvati and Lord Ganesh.
Once you have finished your Darshan in the Amarnath cave we head back towards Panchtarni from where a helicopter will take you back to Neelgrath. From Neelgrath we moving towards Sonamarg. Overnight stay will be at Sonamarg .
After a leisurely breakfast, you will be assisted in a smooth transfer to the Srinagar airport for your onward journey.
Have a sumptuous breakfast on the houseboat in Srinagar after which we will assist your transfer to the Srinagar Airport for your return journey. Book a tour of Amarnath helicopter Yatra with us which will take you deep into the heart of the Himalayas where you will find peace and tranquility.
The significance of Amarnath Yatra
There is an interesting story behind Amarnath Yatra. According to Hindu belief, Amarnath cave was the very place that was selected by lord Shiva to dispel the secrets of immortality to Goddess Parvati. One day Parvati asked Lord Shiva that why he wore the Mundamala (bread of heads), Shiva replied that he did so to keep account of every time Parvati died and was reborn.
Parvati asked him to share the secrets of immortality so that she could always be with Mahadev.
Mahadev made up his mind to tell the secret of immortality to Parvati, but for that, he needed a secluded place when no living being good disturb them or overhear the secret of immortality.
The story goes that Shiv Ji did not even take his favorite accomplices with him to Amarnath. Left Nandi at Pahalgam, he released the moon from his hair at Chandanwari and let go of the snakes at Lake Sheshnag. Mahadev did not even take his son Ganesha to Amarnath and left him at Mahagunas Parvat. The five elements from which all life forms are made (Earth, fire, water, sky, and air) were left at Panchtarni.
Taking extra precautions, Mahadev created a Rudra called Kalagni and ordered the Rudra to eliminate every living thing in the vicinity of the holy cave. In spite of all this, two eggs which lay under the deerskin of Mahadev on which he was sitting, survived and heard the secret of immortality.
Pigeons hatched from these eggs and they also became immortal along with goddess Parvati.