Thursday, 9 May 2013

Amazing Destinations to Explore During Amarnath Yatra

Amarnath Cave Entrance
 The history of Amarnath and its Yatra dates backs to almost 5000 years. The devotees from all round the globe come here with complete heart and soul to worship the Lord Shiva. The best time to visit this Sacred Cave is July-August.

This cave is considered to be a mystic abode of the almighty Shiva. The evidences of this cave could be found in the religious texts like Bhirgu Sanhita, Nilmat Puran, and Kalhan. Undoubtedly, the place is a great attraction for people looking for blissful serenity and earns virtue to the worshippers.

Though being one of a kind, while being on this Yatra, you can also explore some of the most attractive destinations in the nearby location. Same as Amarnath Cave, these places also have an incredible history associated. Some of them are:

1. Pahalgam:
This place is located in the footstep of the Amarnath Yatra. The historical background and amazing natural bliss make this mountainous town a place for worthy experience.

This place is also popular as “the jewel of Lidder Valley” as it showcases scintillating landscapes and welcoming climate. To explore the best of this place, it is advised to be visited during summers.

2. Chandanwari:

From Pahalgam, this place is almost at a distance of 16km. For nature lovers, this destination is a complete paradise. According to the Hindu Mythology, Lord Shiva left his crescent moon at this place, while his journey to his abode. Being the first halting destination, the travelers can enjoy the majestic beauty of nature.

3. Sheshnag Lake:
The name of this place is due to a mountain with seven peaks that bear a resemblance to a mythical snake with seven heads. The blue lake also adds to the glorious beauty of the place. This destination is located at a distance of 30 km from Pahalgam.

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Very nicely presented information. Thanks for sharing. About the Sheshnag I have heard another legend that it was here that Shivji left his snake and that's why the name.

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