Amarnath Yatra / Trek
What is there in Amarnath Cave? It&39s a Shiva linga. Shiva is one of the holy Trinity of the Indian mythology. And linga? Well, that is the phallic symbol of Shiva. Shiva lingas are a common sight everywhere and worshipped in every nook and corner of India. Then what is so special about the one in Amarnath?
Here it is a natural formation of snow seen only during July-August every year. And it waxes and wanes with the moon. There is not just one. There are two more ice stalagmite, close to the main one. These represent Parvati, Shiva&39s consort, and their son, Ganesha.
Altitude: 3880-4218 meters, Best Season: Mid-June to Mid-October, Grade: Moderate.
Reach - By Air: Nearest airport is Jammu. By Rail: Jammu Tawi is the nearest railhead.