yatra to Holy Amarnath Cave, situated at 14000 ft. above sea level, is
organised by the State Government during the month of July and August.
The intending pilgrims are allowed to perform darshan from Ashard
Purnimashi to Shravan Purnimashi which course spreads over a month or
so. With a view to work out and finalise different arrangements, a
series of core meetings are held at Srinagar as well as Pahalgam (the
base-camp for Amarnath Yatra). Among other issues connected with yatra,
a decision is taken for regulating the yatra traffic within the
prescribed daily ceiling as per Sen Gupta Report on both Pahalgam and
Baltal routes. Simultaneously, the J&K Tourist offices located outside
the State, are asked to start advance registration of yatries on first
come first serve basis, within a stipulated period and thereafter
`current registration' of yatris is done by the Tourist offices within
the State which continues till end of yatra. The detailed information
with regard to Yatra, including other related issues like Do's and
Don'ts, installation of free langers by NGOs is publicised by the
Tourism Department in leading national dailies as well as local news
papers. However the intending Yatris can have the detailed information
in the form of printed material at all the Tourism Offices located
within and outside the state .
Following are the designated Registration Officers and their
1. Assistant Director-Tourism, J&K Government (For residents
of Delhi, U.P and Haryana). Address for correspondence, 201-203 Kanishka
Shoping Complex, 19-Ashok Road New Delhi, Tel:011-3345373. Address for
registration, J&K Govt. Guest House Kutlly Marg Chankiyapuri New Delhi.
2. Deputy Director Tourism,J&K Govt., 26th North Wing ,World
Trade Centre Cuffe Parade, Colaba Mumbai. Tel: 022-218804 (for residents
of Maharshtra, Madiya Pradesh and Goa).
3. Tourist Officer, J&K Govt., 12 Chowringhee, Culcutta. (Tel
033-228591) (For residents of West Bangal, Orrisa, Bihar and North
4. Assistant Director Tourism, J&K Government, II-floor
36/36-A North Uma Road Chennai. Tel: 044-550551. For residents of Tamil
Nadu and Pondicherry.
5. Assistant Tourist Officer, J&k Govt., Airlines House, Lal
Darwaza, Ahmadabad (Tel:077-5503551). For residents of Gujarat State).
6. Assistant Tourist Officer, J&K Govt. 5th Floor, Left Wing,
Chandra Vihar Complex, M.J. Road, Hyderabad. Tel: 044-4734805 (For
residents of Andra Pradesh and Karnataka).
7. Deputy Director, Tourism, J&K Govt, Tourist Reception
Centre, Veer Marg Jammu. Tel:0191-520432 ( For residents of Jammu,
Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and Chandigarh).
8. Tourist Officer, J&K Govt, Enquiry & Reservations, Tourist
Reception Centre, Srinagar. Tel:0194-479548, 452690 ( For those applying
directly to Head office).