Amarnath is the most famous shrine dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is nestled at an altitude of 12,756 feet. Amarnath Cave features an ice stalagmite which grows in size during May to August and gradually wanes thereafter.
The main ice Shivalinga is accompanied by two ice lingams, one representing Parvati and other representing Ganesha.
According to the legend, when Parvati questioned Lord Shiva about wearing garland of heads and his immortality, it was then Shiva described the secret of creation of Universe and the secrets to immortality. The pair of doves heard their conversation and became Amar by taking birth again and again.
The 6 days trek of Amarnath Yatra from Pahalgam will let you cover some of the best places in Kashmir which include Srinagar, Pahalgam, Chandanwari, Sheshnag, Panchtarni and Jammu. Read the itinerary given below for your perusal.