Amarnath Yatra 2024: Dates Announced for Pilgrimage Registration, All You Need To Know
Amarnath Yatra 2024: Dates Announced for Pilgrimage Registration, All You Need To Know

The Shri Amarnath Shrine Board (SASB) has revealed the dates for the much-awaited Amarnath Yatra, a sacred pilgrimage to the revered Amarnath shrine nestled in the South Kashmir Himalayas. Pilgrims can mark their calendars as the journey is scheduled to begin on June 29 and conclude on August 19 this year.

Registration Opens Today

Starting from April 15, pilgrims can kickstart their registration process through designated bank branches. It's crucial for devotees planning to embark on this spiritual journey to complete their registration within the specified timeframe.

How to Register for Amarnath Yatra

As the pilgrimage approaches, it's essential for pilgrims to follow the registration process and guidelines provided by the SASB for a smooth and hassle-free experience. Registration involves visiting designated bank branches and completing the process using biometric eKYC authentication.

Registration operates on a first-come, first-served basis. To register, travelers need a valid Compulsory Health Certificate (CHC) issued by an authorized doctor, Aadhar Card, or a government-recognized identity card obtained after April 8, 2024.

Fee and RFID Card Collection

The registration fee for the 2024 Yatra is Rs 150 per person. Once registered, passengers must collect their Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) cards from designated centers in Jammu and Kashmir divisions before starting their journey. No passenger will be allowed to pass the entry control gate at Domel/Chandanwadi without a valid RFID card.

For easy access to essential information regarding registration, pilgrims can find the list of designated bank branches, CHC format, and authorized doctors/medical institutions on the SASB website.

Routes and Guidelines

This year's Amarnath Yatra offers two routes for pilgrims to choose from. They can opt for the traditional 48-kilometer Nunwan-Pahalgam route in Anantnag district or the shorter but steeper 14-kilometer Baltal route in Ganderbal district.

To ensure a safe and seamless pilgrimage, here are some guidelines to follow:

  • Obtain a medical certificate from an authorized hospital/doctor in your state.
  • Ensure your photo is in .JPEG or .JPG format and does not exceed 1MB in size.
  • Medical certificates must be uploaded in .PDF format during registration, with a size limit of 1MB.
  • Pilgrims must be aged between 13 to 17 years; individuals younger or older will not be allowed to undertake the pilgrimage.
  • Pregnant women beyond 6 weeks of pregnancy are not permitted to undertake the pilgrimage.
  • Carry the original Photo ID and Medical Certificate while traveling to ensure compliance with registration requirements.

The annual Amarnath Yatra is a significant event for millions of devotees seeking blessings at the sacred Amarnath cave. The announcement of the yatra schedule initiates preparations for the pilgrimage, allowing devotees to plan their journey accordingly.

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