Amarnath Yatra 2015 to commence on July 2 and finish on August 29

This year, the holy Amarnath Yatra would commence on July 2 and would continue for 59 days till August 29. The process of online registration of pilgrims for Amarnath Yatra 2015 has started.

Pilgrims riding Steep Valley during Amarnath Yatra

Pilgrims riding Steep Valley during Amarnath Yatra

In 2014 there was heavy snow accumulation on the Chandanwari – Holy Cave track, particularly on Sheshnag – Panjtarni stretch, which had delayed the commencement of Yatra on the Pahalgam route, which could finally start only from 2nd July, 2014. Due to this, the Board decided that Yatra 2015 shall commence on 2nd July, 2015, an auspicious day of Purshotam Purnima as per the Hindu Calendar, and conclude on Shravan Purnima (Raksha Bandhan) on 29th August 2015.

This year, 7500 Yatris, excluding Yatris who would travel by heli-copters to Panjtarni, would be allowed to register for Yatr-2015 on per day per route basis. On this basis there would be about 16000 pilgrims on the tracks every day.

Like previous years, Medical Fitness Certificate would be mandatory for undertaking the Yatra. All
States and UTs have provided a list of Doctors/ Institutes who are authorised to issue Health Certificates to the medically fit applicants. The list is availaable on the website and only the certificates by these doctors/institutes would be considered.