B. JAMMU - BALTAL - HOLY
distance between Jammu and Baltal can be covered by Taxis /
Buses available at Tourist Reception Centre, J & K / bus
stand or one can come to Srinagar by air and then reach Baltal
by road. The road route followed is:
JAMMU - Udhampur - Kud - Patnitop
- Ramban - Banihal - KaziGund - Anantnag - Srinagar - Sonamarg
The journey from Jammu to Baltal, which is about 400
kms, passes through beautiful valleys, waterfalls, and
greenery all over gives you a new lease of life. A thrill, which
is obviously there in every pilgrim, gets enhanced while passing
through this way owing to the Darshan
of Holy Cave.
Baltal to Holy Cave
Holy Cave is just 14 Kms
from Baltal and the distance can be covered by foot / Ponies.
However, Dandies are also available for handicapped and old
The width of the pebbled (kuchha) road is a bit narrow as compared
to the Chandanwari-Holy Cave route,
moreover, there are some steep rises & falls on the way,
as compared to the Chandanwari route, but pilgrims can return
back to base camp Baltal through this route only in one day.