Amarnath is one of the most famous and visited pilgrimage destinations of India. As per the mythological beliefs, the Amarnath Cave is the place where God Shiva unveiled the secret of immortality to Goddess Parvati. Lord Shiva made sure that no other living being stays in and around the cave when he was revealing the secret and therefore, he even left the five elements of life (Earth, Water, Air, Fire and Sky) behind before entering the cave. The place where the lord left the elements is called Panchtarni.
Every year devotees galore go on the Amarnath Yatra but as the route is very tough, many give up in the mid way itself. Our Amarnath Darshan by Helicopter tour package has been designed to make the hard journey easy. We provide the pilgrims a helicopter that can be boarded from Baltal. The helicopter takes them to Panchtarni, from where the devotees need to trek a mere 6 kilometers to reach the holy cave. Once reached, pay homage to the Goddess and seek her blessings. On the return trip, devotees trek back to Panchtarni and there board the helicopter for returning to Baltal. From Baltal, we take you to Sonmarg, where you can witness some of the best marvels of nature. Finally, we will drop you at Srinagar.
Day 01: Arrive Srinagar
Meet on arrival at Srinagar Airport and transfer to Houseboat. Rest of the day free for leisure or do Shikara ride on The Dal Lake to enjoy the beauty that God has graced this city which is often compared to Heaven. There are lots of other interesting places around the Lake. Overnight at Houseboat.
Day 02: Srinagar - Sonamarg - Baltal – Holy Cave – Baltal - Sonamarg
After breakfast drive to Sonmarg. On arrival check-in at hotel. After fresh-n-up drive to Baltal to board on a Helicopter to Holy Cave which will take you to Panchtarni (helicopter is subject to weather conditions). On arival at Panchtarni you have to trek approximately 6 kms to the holy caves. (You can hire palki / horses on direct payment). After Darshan trek back to Panchtarni for your helicopter ride back to Baltal where our driver will meet you and then drive to your hotel in Sonmarg. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 03: Sonmarg – Srinagar
Sonamarg (Meadow of Gold) – It is a place of enthralling beauty, lies in Sindh Valley, streamed with flowers, surrounded by mountains and perched at an altitude of 2690 m above sea level. Visited less frequently by tourists, it has as its backdrop, snowy mountains against a clear sky. It is a quiet alpine retreat surrounded with sycamore, silver birch, fir and pine trees and the last halt on the Kashmir side for the drive from Srinagar to Leh. It is also the base for some interesting treks to the high altitude of Himalayan Lakes. After having your lunch at local restaurant, feed your cameras with the picture of magnificent view of mountains. You can enjoy Horse ride at Sonmarg (Optional). Afternoon drive back from Sonmarg to Srinagar. Overnight stay at houseboat.
Day 04: Srinagar Drop
After breakfast transfer to Airport for your onward destination.