The holy cave or Amarnath Shrine is the abode of Lord Shiva.
Shri Amarnath Shrine is located at the end of valley Lidder at a distance of
46 kms from Pahalgam and 14 kms from Baltal (Sonmarg), at an elevation
of 3,888 meters. Amarnathji is considered to be one of the major Hindu Dhams.
The holy ice-lingam is formed naturally in this cave. Darshan of holy lingam
can be done in Month of Savan (August)through the Amarnath yatra which is
organised by Amarnath shrine board. commenly pilgrimage journey can be opted
by Chandanbari route via Pahalgam which is 96 kms from srinagar
and 280 kms from Jammu.
Legend / Local stories
How to Reach:
The world famous shrine of Amarnathji is situated about 48 Kms. from Pahalgam and attracts devotees from all over India. It is located in the upper reaches of District Anantnag at an altitude of about 13,000 ft. from the sea level. Because of this height, the cave is covered with snow for most of the year.