Jun 07, 2009
The annual pilgrimage of Amarnath Yatra will begin from 15th of June this year. The yatra will be on till 5th August, during which thousands of pilgrims will walk along the mountainous path to the cave temple of Amarnath.
Going on the Yatra requires registration with the government of Jammu and Kashmir beforehand. Registrations can done online, facilitated by Jammu and Kashmir Bank on their website. Nearly 1.5 lakh people have already registered for the yatra.
The cave at Amarnath hosts a naturally formed ice lingam, which is said to be discovered by a shepherd. Yatra will be open only for two months every year, and involves strenous walk of two to three days. Helicopter facilities are also available to visit the cave.
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