Amarnath Yatra: Trek on a pilgrimage

New Delhi , News Nation Bureau | Updated : 01 July 2016, 12:18 PM

Amarnath Yatra, a 141 km holy journey from Srinagar to the shrine through Phalagam town. The Shrine forms an important part of Hinduism. Pilgrims visit the holy site during the 45-day season around the festival of Shravani Mela in July–August, coinciding with the Hindu holy month of Shraavana. This year, the Yatra would commence on 2 July and end after 48 days on 18 August. 


Devotees travel on foot, either from Srinagar or from Pahalgam. The latter journey takes approximately 5 days.


En route the cave, various NGO set up food supply and resting tents which are available for free to the pilgrims. Helicopter services from base camp to Panjtarni are also available from various private operators.


Every year, thousands of central police and state police personnel are deployed to provide security to pilgrims from potential terror threats. The forces position at various halts and also in the perimeter of the shrine.


The Registration Process for Shri Amarnath Yatra 2016 start about 2 to 3 months before the actual date of Yatra.  The Board had updated its Official website for Formats of Registration form and Health Certificate. Amarnath Yatra registration and issuance of Yatra Permits (YP) done on the "First Come, First Serve " basis.