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This small beautiful town is 15 kilometers north to Sonamarg and is an ideal place for trekking and sightseeing. During the time of annual pilgrimage to the sacred Amarnath valley, this town serves as the base camp for the pilgrims. After taking a one day journey from Baltal one can reach to Amarnath as it is the shorter path to reach the holy place. Apart from these, regular trekking camps and tours are also organized by individual trekking groups. If you want to move away from the hustle and bustle of the city life, then this is the best place to visit and feel close to nature.

Baltal Travel Tips

  • You can go for a long drive and enjoy the picturesque enchantments of the valley.
  • The place is ideal for picnic. Have a picnic with your close ones.
  • Just stop on the road side, do nothing and stand and enjoy the scenes. 

How to Reach Baltal

  • Taxis are available near all the tourist spots. You can take a taxi or hire a private car from the local travel agency.

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  • Baltal Timing: 24-hrs
  • Best time to visit Baltal(preferred time): 09:00 am - 03:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Baltal: 01:00 Hrs
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  • 95% of people who visit Sonamarg include Baltal in their plan

  • 55% of people start their Baltal visit around 11 AM - 12 PM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Baltal

Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Baltal

People normally club together Thajiwas Glacier and Amarnath Cave while planning their visit to Baltal.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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