|Shri Amarnath Yatra- Baltal Route
(The shorter and new route to the Holy Cave).
Page 10: Back from the Holy Cave to Baltal (14 kms)
Baltal is a new route which was discovered much later than the traditional path and is just 14 Kilometers from the Holy Cave.
While going back on the destinations:
Holy Cave to Sangam: 3 kms
Sangam to Barari: 4 Kms
Barari to Domain: 5 kms
Domail to Baltal: 2Kms
The picture shows a few kilometers shorcut that is a very narrow path and should be avoided by the old and less active. The path is dangerous but cuts down a few kilometers and by passes the Sangam destination.
One important instruction for this path is that you must have a mouth/ nose mask and eye glasses as this route is very muddy and there is a hugh-huge amount of mud in the air because of the horses. It is practially difficult to breath without a mask.
If you think you will sit to a corner, there is no corner and no nothing. There are walking people selling masks at 1-2 places only, but do not depend on them, buy this from home before walking or donot hesitate to carry a ladies dupatta to tie it around your face.
Again a big checking post of the army for the devotees coming in at Baltal and at first a big Dharamshala by Swami Shri Gyan Giriji Maharaj.
Now a days many of the devotees (generally who come regularly every year) are choosing this path as you can go and come back the same day. (Provided the weather is clear all times).
There is a big shopping and resting valley at Baltal with mountain range on both sides where on one side in the valley is the Halipad for pilgrimage and on the other side again, lots and lots of Langars. Hats off to these so many devotees.
While going back to Jammu or Sri Nagar from Baltal, you can either take a route towards Kargil or going back to Jammu you can rest at Sonmarg, a beautiful tourist destination and then proceed further.
Jai Bhole! Jai Maa!
-End of Pictorial Tour of the great Shri Amarnath Yatra.
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