Amarnath – Shiva, in the form of a lingam, is formed naturally of an ice – stalagmite One of the holy trinity, Shiva is a living god. The most ancient and sacred book of India, the Rig Veda evokes his presence in its hymns. Vedic myths, ritual and even astronomy testify to his existence from the dawn of time.
Shiva is known to have made his home in the Himalayas. He built no house nor shelter, not for himself or his bride. He was an ascetic, and yet married; he could be both for “he was the wild god sporting in the forest or taking his ease on a cloud.”
One of the holiest sites in India, accessible only during the summer season, Amarnath is truly one of the most mystic tours you’ll ever embark open. The caves are located 12.000 ft high. 150 km away from Srinagar. The Amarnath has quite a treacherous road, a daunting ordeal thousands of devotees go through in order to pay their pilgrimage to the Holy Linga and get a first hand view of the stalagmite formation.
Legend has it that Shiva recounted to Parvati the secret of creation in the Amarnathji cave. Unknown to them, a pair of mating pigeons eavesdropped on this conversation and having learned the secret, are reborn again and again, and have made the cave their eternal abode.
The most accessible route to Amarnath is from Phalgam. Along with the holy pilgrimage, devotees can rejuvenate and relax in the peaceful environment of Aru Valley. One of the most beautiful places in India, Aru Valley is a popular tourist hotspot which is surely going to give you a lot of surprises. The drive to Aru from Phalgam is exceptionally scenic, with water streams to allure you, waterfalls to enchant you, Pine and Deodhar tress that welcome you with open arms. At a distance you might see herds grazing on the grasslands and sun playing peek-a-boo with the clouds. It seems like you are in another world altogether.
Sonmarg, The Meadow of Gold.
On the way to the Holy Amarnath from Aru Valley is Sonmarg, as the name suggests rightly so. It’s a hillstation with scenic locations thanks to it’s close vicinity to the Himalayas. The drive to Sonamarg is through yet another spectacular facet of country-side in Kashmir.
Now comes the most important part of the trip, Amarnath Yatra. Located 9.5 km from Sonmarg, where hundreds of thousands of devotees pay respect to the holy shrine of the Linga, blessed by the presence of Lord Shiva and Parvati Devi, a place whose divinity worth the long journey for.
You go to Amarnath as one person, but you leave changed, spiritually.
We understand the hassles, the limited time of the years where you can pay your visit to one of the holiest shrines of Hinduism. Hence, we offer simple and accessible, hassle-free tour packages so all you have to do is pack your bags and prepare yourself to experience a new dimension of divinity.