NEW DELHI, INDIA, June 10, 2022 (News Able): After a two-year hiatus, the Amarnath Yatra will resume on June 30. The 43-day journey to Amarnath’s Himalayan temple will conclude on August 11. For the first time this year, pilgrims may take a helicopter directly from Srinagar to the annual Hindu pilgrimage. The Ministry of Home Affairs has asked the Jammu and Kashmir government to begin direct helicopter service from Srinagar to Panchtarni for pilgrims. Panchtarni is the final rest station, located at an elevation of 11,480 feet, from which pilgrims walk 3.7 miles to the sacred Amarnath cave. The pilgrimage is already being booked in advance. The Amarnath Yatra Permit will be issued based on a first-come, first-served basis. Pilgrims are required to show an health certificate from an approved source. The pilgrimage is not open to those under the age of 13 or above the age of 75.

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