Amarnath cave, the famous holy hindu shrine, located in Jammu and Kashmir is the most desired Hindu pilgrimage. Every year thousands of devotees visit the holy temple in the month of Saawan (Holy Rainy season as per Hindus calendar, starting from July to August). These three months are the only time of the year when the Amarnath Cave is open for its devotees as throughout the year cave is covered with snow and this is the only time of the year when snow starts melting.
The Amarnath Cave is situated at an altitude of 12756 ft from Srinagar. There are a lot of beliefs about the Holy shrine, among which the most famous is that if you complete this yatra once in your life, you will attain Moksha. Thus, despite the tough journey, neither the snow nor the terrain, nothing comes in the way of devotees. Each year thousands of devotees come from all over the world crossing the tough journey of these mountains.
To ease out the tough journey, the Amarnath Temple Shrine Board introduced the helicopter service. The service is best suitable for those too who are running short of time. Choosing the Amarnath Helicopter Service is the best way to complete your journey in short time.
Helicopter Service Timings
Amarnath Helicopter Service starts at 6:00 am in the morning and last till 5:00 pm in the evening. For using the service you need to reach Panjtarni helipad which is 6 km away from the holy cave. As Panjtarni is at a very high altitude it is recommended to leave the cave by 3:00 pm if you are planning for a return on the same day.
At Panjtarni Helipad boarding is on the basis of first come first serve basis so passengers who are coming after 3:00 pm will not get the same day flight back to Pahalgam.
Charge Per Ride / Cost
Amarnath Helicopter Cost Per Ride depends on your return preferences. So there are several packages designed for the service.
Different packages for Amarnath Helicopter Service Prices are listed below:
Fare for one way ticket
- From Neelgrath to Panjtarni – Rs 1804/-
- From Panjtarni to Neelgrath- Rs 1804/-
Fare for same day return ticket
- From Neelgrath to Panjtarni to return back to Neelgrath- Rs 3608/-
Fare for next day return ticket
- From Neelgrath to Panjtarni to return back to Neelgrath(next day)- Rs 3608/-
*Ticket prices are inclusive of GST.
Contact Details and How to Book
You can check out our pages for Amarnath Helicopter Online Booking ticket process. Online advance booking tickets can be done only on the Himalayan Heli official website. Tickets can be booked directly at the Helipad as well (subject to availability). For further queries and assistance for Amarnath Helicopter Contact Number, you can check out our link.
At one debit card /credit card a maximum of five tickets can be booked within a period of one month.
The card details are also verified at the time of issuance of boarding pass at Pahalgam. You also need to submit a compulsory health certificate duly signed and stamped by one of the Authorized doctor/Institutions mentioned on the official website.
In absence of the above cerificate, HHSPL reserves the right cancel the ticket. HHSPL also reserve the right to cancel ticket if the passenger deemed to be unsafe for flying (sick, mentally challenged, abusive or under intoxication). Partial refund policy is also available on cancellation of ticket subject to time before cancellation period.
Article Title: Amarnath Helicopter Service: Prices, Online Booking, Contact Number and More
Article first published on July 29, 2019.