Baltal in Sonmarg

Baltal near Sonmarg is the camping ground for pilgrims of the Amarnath Yatra. From mid-June to August, approximately 40,000 devotees make their journey to the cave where Lord Shiva revealed the secret of everlasting life to his wife Parvati. The physically fit can trek the distance of 26 kilometres to the holy cave while others can use the helicopter service from Baltal to the Amarnath cave.