Online Registration Amarnath Yatra Ticket, Helicopter Services, Accommodations etc

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Online Registration Amarnath Yatra Ticket, Helicopter Services, Accommodations etc

About Amarnath Yatra

The pilgrimage to the Amarnath Gupha, a holy place for Hindus in Jammu and Kashmir, is marked by devotion, religious tolerance and brotherhood. Inside the Amarnath Gupha is an old 'Linga' of Lord Shiva. Pilgrims come from all over India to have darshan here. Hindus believe that this was the abode of Lord Shiva, located 168 km from the district headquarters in the Anantnag district.

Located 141 km from the capital Srinagar at an altitude of 12,756 feet above sea level, Gupha lies in the Ladar Valley, which is covered by glaciers, and snow-capped mountains for most of the year.

A 43-km hill trek starts from Chandiwadi and Noonan base camps in Pahalgam. Some people also avail the option to go on horses or palanquins to cover the trek. The shortest route is from Bal Tal which is 16 km but that's more challenging. Prior to 1990, the pilgrimage was very exclusive and available to only sadhus and saints to visit. In 1995, the pilgrimage was held for 20 days. From 2004 to 2009, its duration was increased to two months. The pilgrimage now lasts for 40 to 45 days between July and August.

The registration of Shri Amarnathji Yatra in Jammu and Kashmir will begin from today i.e. on 17 April. The 62-day-long yatra will commence on 1 July and it will culminate on August 31, 2023, the government of the Union Territory said on Friday.
The Yatra would commence simultaneously from both the routes - the Pahalgam track in the Anantnag district and Baltal in the Ganderbal district. The registration will begin through both online and offline modes. The Amarnath temple is located at a height of 3,880 metres in south Kashmir Himalayas.

How to reach Amarnath

Before we discuss the routes, let’s see how you can reach Amarnath 

From Delhi, Amarnath is located 971 km away, which can be covered by road. There is no railway station at Amarnath and the nearest one is located in Jammu, which is approx. 580 km away (10.5 hours drive). From Jammu, Amarnath is around 176 km.

Here are some ways to reach Amarnath from major cities in India 
  • By Bus – Book a bus ticket from Delhi to Amarnath online. The buses are categorized as A/C, non-A/C, and Volvo Bus. Private as well as government buses run on this route. If coming from other cities like Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, and Jaipur, a road trip to Amarnath Cave will consume a lot of time. So, it is recommended to travel by air or rail. The state transport and private operators provide bus services as well from Jammu to Pahalgam and Baltal.

  • By Train – Traveling to Amarnath by train is a good choice. The nearest railhead is at Jammu, which is connected to prominent Indian cities. Jammu Rajdhani, Himgiri Express, Sarvodaya Express, and Jhelum Express are some trains that run between Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad, etc., and Jammu.

  • By Air – Flying to Srinagar Airport for Amarnath Yatra is the best way to come. The airport is around 90 km from Pahalgam, which is the base camp for Amarnath Yatra. Jet Airways, Indigo, and Air India connect major cities of India to Srinagar Airport.

To avail Helicopter services for Amarnath Yatra-

Pilgrims have to go through a Compulsory Health Certificate (CHC) issued by authorized institutions or doctors.
  • This test has to be done as per the instructions given by Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board (SASB).
  • Also, the list of doctors or institutions is available on the official website.
  • The test has to be done before the starting of the advance bookings.
  • Accommodation Facilities throughout Amarnath Yatra Routes
Amarnath accommodations

Now that you know the route map for Amarnath Temple, let’s discuss the accommodation options available on Amarnath Yatra route.

You will find camps for night camp stays on the Amarnath route in various places like Baltal, Nunwan, Sheshnag, and Panchtarni. They are set up by Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board with the help of private contractors and cost somewhere around INR 250 – 400 per night.

If not, you can also stay at private tents and huts set up at multiple spots along the Amarnath Yatra route. They are equipped with quilts, blankets, pillows, and mattresses. These ones will cost you approx. 250 to 1000 pe

Here are the steps to register for the Amarnath Yatra 2023

  • Visit the official website of the Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board (SASB) i.e.

  • Click on Online Services tab and click on ‘Register’

  • It will be guided to a new page.

  • Enter all the required details and click on submit.

  • Verify OTP received

  • Application processing and SMS will be sent to applicant

  • Pay application fees

  • Download Yatra Permit
Advance registration for the yatra can be done through designated bank branches of Punjab National Bank, SBI, Jammu & Kashmir bank and Yes Bank throughout the country.

Online registration can also be done on SASB's mobile application available on Google Play store.

Registration Fees:

The advance registration for the Amarnath yatra through designated Bank branches will levy fees of ₹120. For online registration, the fees will be ₹220 per yatri. The registration fees for NRI pilgrim through PNB will be ₹1520 per yatri.

Here are some Do's and Don'ts for the pilgrims:

  • Prepare for the Yatra by achieving Physical Fitness, it is advisable to start a preparatory Morning/Evening walk, about 4-5 km per day, at least a month prior to the Yatra.

  • Start deep breathing exercise and Yoga, particularly pranayam for improving oxygen efficiency of the body.

  • Drink lots of water to combat dehydration and headaches–about 5 litres of fluid per day.

  • Do consume plenty of carbohydrates to reduce fatigue and prevent low blood sugar levels.

  • Do descend immediately to a lower elevation, if you start having altitude illness symptoms.

  • In case of any signs of High Altitude Sickness or any other discomfort, immediately contact the nearest medical facility located at every 2 kms.

  • Carry your original Photo ID and Medical Certificate with you during the yatra
  • Don't drink alcohol, caffeinated drink, or smoke.

  • Don't accept everything a sick Yatri says since his/ her judgment is impaired.

  • Don't ignore the symptoms of high altitude illness.
The Shrine is managed by Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board (SASB), which was constituted by an Act of the Jammu and Kashmir State Legislature in 2000 with the Governor of Jammu and Kashmir as its ex-officio Chairman.

While announcing the date for the holy pilgrimage, Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha said that the administration is committed to ensuring a smooth and hassle-free pilgrimage.

"Hassle-free pilgrimage is the top priority of PM Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah. The administration will provide best-in-class healthcare and other essential facilities to all the visiting devotees and service providers. Telecom services will be made operational prior to the commencement of the Pilgrimage. All the stakeholder departments are working in coordination to ensure facilities for lodging, power, water, security and other arrangements for the smooth conduct of Yatra," LG Sinha said.

The Lt Governor also directed the officials to ensure high levels of cleanliness and to take necessary intervention for sanitation and waste management.

SASB will also enable live telecasts of the morning and evening Aarti (Prayers) for devotees across the globe. Shri Amarnathji Yatra's App has been made available on the Google Play store to get real-time information about the Yatra, weather and for availing of several services online," the government said in a statement.

During the 44th meeting of SASB chaired by the Lt Governor, the members and officials reviewed various aspects of Shri Amarnathji Yatra-2023, including registration, provision of helicopter services, service providers, camps, langars and insurance cover for Yatris.

To ensure full-proof security to the Amarnath yatra, drone and mine-proof vehicles will be used, Jammu and Kashmir Police said.

"Full-proof security will be provided to Amarnath yatra like last year. Drones and mine-proof vehicles will be used. I am confident that by the time of yatra, the number of terrorists here will be reduced. Right now, the number of local terrorists has come down to 28. It will reduce this further," said Additional Director General of Police (ADGP) Kashmir Zone Vijay Kumar.


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