Amarnath Cave Overview

Ranked 6 of 53 sightseeing in Srinagar

Amarnath Cave, one of the prime attractions of the destination, is located at an average altitude of 3,888 m above sea level. Believed to be 5,000 years old, the cave is considered as an integral part of ancient Hindu mythology and is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The cave is 60 feet in length, 15 ft in height and 30 ft in width.

It is believed that at this site, Lord Shiva revealed the secrets of immortality to his wife, Goddess Parvati. The cave is famous for its enshrined ice stalagmite that resembles the Shivalingam. During the months of May to August, the Shivalingam experiences buffs and fades with respect to the Moon's cycle. Apart from the Shivalingam of Lord Shiva, devotees can also have a glimpse of the ice lingams of Goddess Parvati and Lord Ganesha.

The site is under close surveillance of Indian Paramilitary Forces and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF). For visiting the holy premise of Amarnath temple, prior permission from the authorities is required.

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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: More than 3hrs
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Naveen kumar rajuladevi

Naveen kumar rajuladevi5.0/5

1 review

Devotional, unforgatable experience

Very good place, lot of security no need to fear for any thing, only difficulty with horse pony and palky fellow, there is no fixed price for the charges, we have to manage as much as possible, thats it.

Manish Bansal

Manish Bansal5.0/5

26 reviews

One of the famous shrine with natural Shivalingam formed from ice

Visited Amarnath Shrine in 2010. There are 2 routes one is via Baltal and another is via Pahalgam. From Baltal its distance is 14 kms and from Pahalgam it is 40 Kms. You can take helicopter from either route. It's located in Anantnag District at height of 3, 888 mts. It's one the famous hindu shrine. Inside the cave there is natural Shivalingam formed from ice. It's believed that Lord Shiva narrated Goddess Parvati Amar Katha here.

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Devashish Sisodia

Devashish Sisodia4.3/5

7 reviews

Route is amazing filled with natural beauty

The trek to Amarnath Cave from Pahalgam is amazing. It's full of natural beauty. Must have good shoes, warm clothes, some source of energy like Candies, Glucose, Honey etc and a Camera. Start as early as possible in the morning to reach a warm place by nightfall. It took as 9 hours of walk to reach the Cave. Food is available for free at most of the places.



2 reviews

A very holy place to visit with family

Amarnath Cave is very holy place. I suggest all yatris to carry jacket, shoes and light weight clothes. Very holy place please go there with family and not alone. Very cold at the cave. We enjoyed the nature.

S.m.bega  Raaj

S.m.bega Raaj5.0/5

145 reviews

Absolutely Blissful Holy Cave !!!

Shivoham!!!With God's grace, this is the second time I am on my way to Holy cave,We went by Helicopter from Neelgrath to Panchtarni, just 7 minutes ride, we started to trek at 8 am on 07. 07. 14 and reached the blissful cave around 10. 20 am, very crowded, people coming from Baltal and Pahalgam by ponies, Water and food was provided by government free of cost, all the arrangements were very good.Very very lucky to have wonderful darshan of Shri Amarnath Ji, Thanks a lot for loving me so much my dear Almighty, "without your grace I wouldn't have got such a easy spiritual journey".Took some photos and videos and started to trek back around 12. 30 pm, on the way took some brilliant glacier photos and videos to cherish the trip, reached Panchtarni at 1. 50 pm, went to helipad and got the boarding pass no. 92, since no. 76 was boarding we have to wait for another 2. 30 hrs, at 4. 30 pm due to bad weather helicopter was stopped, it was very very cold, we prayed and by God's grace at 5. 30 pm weather cleared and helicopter trip was started and at 6. 00pm we boarded the Global vector helicopter and reached Neelgrath safely.Thanks a lot for everything.

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  • Absolutely Blissful Holy Cave !!!
  • Absolutely Blissful Holy Cave !!!
  • Absolutely Blissful Holy Cave !!!
  • Absolutely Blissful Holy Cave !!!

Arun guptha

Arun guptha5.0/5

9 reviews

Marvellous place

Need more and more discipline en-route to Holy cave and cleanliness. No space to stand in front of cave when you are in queue. After entering to shrine premises, you feel relax. Indian army has maintained the discipline, water supply etc.

Priyamwad Pathak

Priyamwad Pathak5.0/5

8 reviews

Rides are available, food also provided

It was a great experience. Although it is a difficult journey, but adventurous people like it most. for the first time, I walked on snow, ride on horse there. You get all Indian food there for free in langer, Amarnath cave, Amaravati river and pigeons in the cave were amazing. You must carry warm clothes and raincoat. A proper medical checking is must before going there. There may be network problem, so manage accordingly.

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Sk prasad

Sk prasad5.0/5

15 reviews

Feeling blessed

I was one of the lucky people to visit the god's home. It was very natural place with unbelievable atmosphere. Ice was laying everywhere and it looks like as if some architect has designed the godly place. I kept on looking to the beauty and piousness of the place.

Chandan bhar

Chandan bhar5.0/5

3 reviews

Amarnath Historical Moment

A long journey surprised us to see the Amarnath cave and full view of the Lord Shiva.

Sukhdev Zala

Sukhdev Zala5.0/5

6 reviews

Amarnath Yatra - 2013

Amarnath yatra is the most beautiful experience by walking from Chandanwari to Amarnath Cave.

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