Amarnath Yatra 2011 from June 29

Annual pilgrimage to Holy Cave Shrine of Amarnath Ji in South Kashmir Himalayas would start on June 29 and will conclude on August 13 on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan and Shravana Purnima. A decision to this effect was taken in a meeting of Shri Amarnath Shrine Board.
The Shrine Board also decided to enhance Heli capacity for the pilgrims during this year’s yatra and reduced one way fare from Pahalgam to Panjtarni from last year’s Rs. 3,800 to Rs.3,495 this year per adult passenger and from Rs. 1,900 to Rs. 1,745 for children in the age group of two to 12 years. The Board also decided to carry forward the Group Insurance Cover to Yatris, Ponywallahs, labourers, Dandiwallahs and Ponies which was started last year. It was decided to enhance the amount of Insurance Cover for the ponies from Rs. 20,000/- in 2010 to Rs. 25,000/- this year, for the benefit of the ponywallahs who loose their animals in accidents during the Yatra.