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Amarnath Yatra 2024 | Do's and don'ts for pilgrims to sacred yatra

Situated in a narrow gorge at the farther end of Lidder Valley, Amarnath Shrine stands at 3,888m, 46 Km from Pahalgam and 14 Kms from Baltal

Reported by:  PTC News Desk  Edited by:  Shefali Kohli -- June 27th 2024 04:56 PM -- Updated: June 28th 2024 08:13 PM
Amarnath Yatra 2024 | Do's and don'ts for pilgrims to sacred yatra

Amarnath Yatra 2024 | Do's and don'ts for pilgrims to sacred yatra

Amarnath Yatra 2024 | Amarnath Yatra is an annual significant pilgrimage for Hindus that is scheduled to commence on June 29 and conclude on August 19 this year.

The Yatra involves a challenging trek to the Amarnath cave shrine in Jammu and Kashmir. The yatra attracts hundreds of thousands of devotees each year, making security a critical concern.


Situated in a narrow gorge at the farther end of Lidder Valley, Amarnath Shrine stands at 3,888m, 46 Km from Pahalgam and 14 Kms from Baltal.

Amarnath is considered to be one of the major Hindu Dhams and the holy cave is considered the abode of Lord Shiva who is enshrined in the form of an ice-lingam in this cave. This lingam is formed naturally, which is believed to wax and wane with the moon

The Amarnath Yatra is conducted every year during Shravani Mela, which starts from July and continues till August. The Yatra takes place from the traditional 36-km Pahalgam track in Anantnag district and 14-km Baltal route in Ganderbal district.

The holy cave remains open during this period and it attracts lakhs of pilgrims every year. 

Amarnath Yatra 2024 | Do's 

  • Keep the age limit in mind.
  • Wear appropriate clothing.
  • Maintain Physical Well-being
  • Improve oxygen efficiency with deep breathing exercises and Yoga, especially Pranayam
  • Carry light snacks to boost energy and stay with your group.
  • Get a medical examination and certify fitness for the Yatra when applying for the Yatra Permit.
  • Embark on the Yatra only after obtaining a valid Yatra Permit.
  • Carry essential woollen clothing, a small umbrella, wind-cheater, raincoat, sleeping bag, waterproof shoes, torch, walking stick, cap, gloves, jacket, woolen socks, and trousers

  • Use a waterproof bag for clothes and eatables to prevent them from getting wet.
  • Keep emergency contact details, ID card, and Yatra Permit handy.
  • Bring daily medicines and general medicines such as Glucose, Disprin, Combiflam, Move/Iodex.
  • Carry a water bottle, dry fruits, roasted grams, toffees, and chocolates for the journey.
  • Bring cold cream, Vaseline, sunscreen, and dark glasses/goggles.

Amarnath Yatra 2024 | Don'ts


  • Do not stop at places marked with warning notices.
  • Avoid smoking and do not carry or consume narcotics or alcoholic substances.
  • Wear shoes with laces, not slippers, due to steep inclines on the route.
  • Do not take shortcuts or break traffic discipline on difficult stretches.
  • Avoid actions that cause pollution; polythene use is banned and punishable by law.
  • Do not touch or tamper with the Holy Lingam or throw anything on it.

  • Do not use flash cameras or light incense sticks inside the cave.
  • Do not pay more than the displayed rates for helicopter services.
  • Do not stay overnight at the Holy Cave due to low oxygen levels.

- With inputs from agencies

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