The annual yatra to the holy shrine of Amarnath has already begun! So, if you are planning a trip to Amarnath Yatra 2019, here is a list of dos and don’ts for all the yatris.
Do’s for the Amarnath Yatris:
1. Pack all important essentials
As the temperature may abruptly fall below 5°C, do carry sufficient woollens, umbrella, raincoat, cold cream, torch, first aid kit box, waterproof trekking shoes and a walking stick. Also, carry enough water, light snacks like dry fruits and chocolates in a waterproof bag. Remember to take your identity card/driving license and yatra permit.
2. Physical fitness is important
To complete the Amarnath Yatra, physical fitness is essential. Start morning/evening walks for at least 4-5 km regularly. It is also advised to practice deep breathing exercises as the temple is situated at a high altitude.
3. Follow all the guidelines
Strictly follow the instructions issued by the administration of Amarnath Yatra.
Note: For any assistance always contact the SASB (Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board) camp directors/nearest yatra control room.
Don’ts for the Amarnath Yatris:
1. For women yatris:
All the ladies are advised to wear either pant-shirt, salwar kameez or a tracksuit. They shouldn’t wear sarees during the yatra. Also, women who are more than 6 weeks pregnant shouldn’t undertake the yatra.
2. Don’t go for shortcuts
It is extremely dangerous to opt for shortcuts and you may even get separated from your group. Also, don’t stop at places which are marked by warning notices.
3. Please don’t cause pollution
Respect mother nature and maintain the sanctity of the place. Remember not to use any plastics as it is strictly banned in the state.
Also, do not consume any intoxicants or non-veg during the Amarnath Yatra.
Note: No darshan is allowed after 6 PM. So don’t leave for the holy cave after 3 PM.
As this yatra is very challenging, do obey the dos and don’ts mentioned above. Till we meet again, happy travels!