Best time and places to visit Amarnath Temple
By F9 Team : 15-Apr-2017
Amarnath is based on the northern state of Jammu and Kashmir in India. It is widely famous for its ancient Hindu temple erected in the Amarnath Cave.
The best places to visit in and around Amarnath Temple are:
1. Amarnath Temple:
The Amarnath Temple is the holy chamber, that’s located at the highest altitude of 3,888 meters and is about 141 km away from the state capital Srinagar. It can be reached through Pahalgam town. May to September have been marked as the 5 best pleasurable summer months for the tourists to flock at Amarnath. As the temperature here varies between 9 to 34 degrees probably the best time to let the visitor enjoy in the affluent green environment of this region. The winter season is marked as the coldest and drops to minus 8 degrees over here.
2. Pahalgam, Amarnath:Pahalgam region lies on the shoreline of the Lidda River and this gorgeous town is located in the Anantnag district the state of Jammu and Kashmir. The valley of Pahalgam is famous for its breathtaking environments, affluent greenery and huge hills along with the best climate to full fill the much-needed break of every tired soul from a busy metropolitan city.
3. Baltal, Amarnath
Baltal Valley is based 15 km from the north of Sonamarg’s Sind River at the foot of Zojila Pass in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. It lies in the close proximity of only 14 km from Amarnath and is an alternate shorter course to the sacred Amarnath cave temple. As per the mythological story, it was stated that Lord Shiva had taken refuge in Amarnath, hence as a traditional fond remembrance by his devotees their tend to seek shelter in Baltal and make it a temporary sojourn every year.
4. Sheshnag Lake, Amarnath:
The Sheshnag Lake referred as the mountain pond is based on the 23 km long track that connects to Amarnath cavern in Anantnag district of Kashmir valley. It is an alpine high altitude oligotrophic stream that’s elevated at 3590 meters above the sea level. It takes a minimum of 2 days from Pahalgam to reach this serene destination, featured with green blue and crystal clear water. The natural Sheshnag water body is covered in a thin ice layer for the first 6 months of the year. Sheshnag reservoir has derived its name from the 7 summits around it. Each of the peaks resembles the head of a mythical snake, and as per the heroic tale, this lagoon is the same place where Lord Shiva had left his serpent on his way to Amarnath Cave. Sheshnag lake is marked as a favourite campsite amongst tourist who swarms here from across the globe in the summer months.
5. Betaab Valley, Amarnath
Betaab Valley is situated at a distance of 22.2 km from Amarnath temple and 15 km from Pahalgam in Anantnag district the northern state of Jammu and Kashmir. This beautiful hollow got its name from the yesteryear hero Sunny Doel and Actress Amrita Singh’s blockbuster flick Betaab. It is based amidst the lush green pastures, snow covered hills and dense leafage.
Betaab Valley has been a famous tourist destination and a beautiful campsite for many adventurous travellers, as it serves as the base camp for several treks. The crystal clear and chilly water in this dale bubbles down the snowy mountains is a sheer delight to watch as the tourist hikes from Pahalgam.