Best Time To Visit Amarnath Cave

Best Time To Visit Amarnath Cave

What is the best time to visit Amarnath Cave?

July to August is the best time to visit the Amarnath Cave in Kashmir. This is the only time when the weather is ideal for tourists to undertake the pilgrimage trek to Amarnath Cave.

The trek is known as Amarnath Yatra. The two routes to Amarnath Cave, which are Pahalgam and Baltal are open for trekking. Temperatures during the day remain in the range of 15 degrees to 20 degrees Celsius.

But you must check the weather forecast, as there can be sudden snowfall and rain. The skies can turn cloudy all of a sudden in the high altitudes.

But the good thing is that you can have a darshan of the natural Shiv linga at Amarnath Cave and view the Himalayan landscapes of Kashmir.

Amarnath Cave – Pilgrimage place of Lord Shiva

The Amarnath Cave is situated near Pahalgam and Chandanwadi. The location is a natural cave, where you will find an ice shiv linga. This shiv linga is not made by any human but is formed due to water drops dripping from the roof and freezing due to a severe cold climate.

This Shiv linga is considered to be a physical representation of Lord Shiva. Lord Shiva told the secret of life and immortality to Goddess Parvati here in this cave. The stalagmite cave is 40 m high and is situated at an altitude of 3888 m (12756 ft).

Amarnath Cave is the holiest of Shiva temples in the whole world. Pilgrims go trekking and take helicopter rides to reach the cave.

Is Amarnath Cave open at other times?

Tourists generally travel in groups in their Amarnath Yatra. It is not a good idea at all to travel alone in this high-altitude region.

October to February is severe winter here and the entire region is covered in thick layers of ice and snow. The routes to Amarnath Cave are closed as they are under snow most of the time. Hence, the cave is closed for darshan.

The official pilgrimage season starts from July till the middle week of August, which is also the best time for Amarnath Yatra. You should have registered many months ago if you want to undertake Amarnath Yatra.

You must also do physical and Yoga exercises at least six months prior, to make your body physically fit for this religious journey. The trek routes are full of tourists and you should stick together with others.

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