Amarnath Yatra is the toughest and the holiest Hindu pilgrimages in the world. Now you can accomplish Amarnath Yatra by train in 2011 as the Indian Railways introduced a tour package. You can visit Amarnath cave for the darshan of Ice Lingam along with two other ice formations representing Lord Ganesha and Mata Parvati. This 8 nights / 9 days tour package train starts at Ahmedabad (Gujarat).
Here is the detailed itinerary of the special train to Amarnath Yatra 2011:
Tour itinerary: Ahmedabad – Jammu – Srinagar – Baltal – Srinagar – Jammu – Ahmedabad
Day – 1: Departure from Ahmedabad by train 19223 ADI JAT Express at 11:10 hrs
Day – 2: Arrive Jammu at 19:35 hrs and transfer to hotel. Overnight in hotel.
Day – 3:Jammu- Srinagar After early Breakfast drive to Srinagar, Arrive Srinagar, and transfer to hotel. Eveing Shikara rides in world famous Dal Lake which gives a memorable experience of cruising along the water of famous lakes of Kashmir. Return to Hotel. Dinner, Overnight stay at the Hotel.
Day – 4: Srinagar–Baltal After Breakfast drive to Baltal enroute visit Kheer Bhawani Temple, explore sindh stram & Sonmarg Also known as “Meadow of Gold” which could drive from the spring flowers or from strategic trading position it enjoys. Sonmarg has a wild mountain beauty, upon arrival at Baltal check in Tents. explore the surroundings in the lush green valley. Overnight Stay in the tent.
Day – 5: Baltal–Cave-Baltal Early morning start yatra on pony back or by foot. Reach Bhawan after 04 to 05 hrs, perform darshans & return back to baltal . Over-night stay at the Baltal [tents].
Day – 6: Baltal- Srinagar From Baltal drive to Srinagar, enroute visit hazaratbal Mosque. Also visit Mughal gardens i.e. Nishat (garden of pleasure), Shalimar (Abode of Love), Cheshmashai (Royal spring), also visit Shankracharaya temple, Check into the hotel on arrival. Evening visit local Market. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day – 7: Srinagar- Jammu After breakfast drive to Jammu. Arrive Jammu and transfer to hotel. Over night in hotel.
Day – 8: Depart to Home Transfer to Jammu Railway station for your onward journey by train 19224 at 07:30 hrs
Day – 9: Arrival Ahmedabad at 15:30 hrs. Yatra Ends
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Fair of Special Package tour to Amarnath Yatra 2011:
Double occupancy – Rs 13,299
Triple occupancy – Rs 12,950
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