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Chandanwari

, Jammu and Kashmir

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State: Jammu and Kashmir
District: Pahalgam
Famous for/as: Pilgrim
Languages: Kashmiri, Hindi
Best Season: Mar - Nov
Weather: Summer 11 to 25°C, Winter -5 to 14°C
Altitude: 2740 m
Pincode: 193122
STD code: 0135
Located 15 km from Pahalgam, the scenic spot of Chandanwari leaves the traveler mesmerized in its beauty. Snowcapped mountains & a huge glacier in the vicinity, its beauty is awe inspiring. This is as close as you can get to the Amarnath Yatra by vehicle.

This is the starting point for the Amarnath Yatra and takes around 5 hours by road to reach from Pahalgam. Tourist can take the local tourist buses or taxis from Pahalgam. For the more adventurous, hiking trips can be taken to reach the spot and it takes almost 1 day to reach here on foot. There are many dhabas and small food joints that provide tea and snacks for the yatris. Pilgrim caps are available here. From here, the Amarnath Cave is almost 30 km and the distance can be covered in 3 day trek from Chandanwari.

From Chadanwari, tourists will have to cross Pissu Top (3 km), Sheshnag (9 km) and Panchtarni (12 km) to finallz reach the holz cave with is further 6 km from Panchtarni. Pilgrims have the option to either trek to the cave or hire Palanquin (Rs 7,000), pony (Rs 2,300) and porters (Rs 1,100) to and fro route between Chandanwari and the holy cave.

Besides serving as an important point for the pilgrims of the Amarnath Yatra, the region is also popular various natural attractions. An idyllic picnic spot, Chandanwari has also served as a backdrop for many Hindi films. The spot is reachable by road transport, mini buses can be opted from Pahalgam. Be prepared for the weather to take sudden turns from warm to chilly breezy and rains too! You can reach Pahalgam conveniently by booking Srinagar packages.
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