In the past years the Board has been receiving
representations that a large Group of pilgrims who belong to an
extended family or reside in the same Mohalla/ Village and are
desirous of travelling together to have Darshan together at Holy
Cave Shrine are unable to do so because the Registration quota
allotted to the nearest located Bank Branch is inadequate for
accommodating the demand of a large Group. Therefore, in
many cases, the members of such Groups have been compelled
to obtain registration for different available dates but arrived at
the Base Camps of Baltal/ Pahalgam together and faced
difficulties as they were stopped from undertaking Yatra on a
date different than what was entered in their Yatra Permit. To
facilitate all members of a large Group obtaining registration for
a particular date, the Board has initiated a new scheme during
Yatra 2014 for “Group Registration”.
Guidelines for Group Registration
If Yatris intending to undertake the Yatra in a Group of 5 or
more members are unable to obtain Yatra Permits from the nearest
located Bank Branches because the allocated number of vacancies
(registration quota/ slots) have been exhausted, then the individual
members of the Group can together apply by registered post to the
Chief Executive Officer, Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board, Chaitanya
Ashram, Talab Tillo, Jammu(from 29th February to 30th April 2017)
and K-Villa Sohrawardy House, Shiv Pora, (from 1st May to 31st
May 2017) to secure registration for the Yatra.
The Group Registration will commence from 29th
February, 2016 and conclude on 31st May 2017.
31st May 2017 will be the last day of receipt of
Application Forms for Group Registration.
Group Registration shall be done on first-come-firstserve basis, subject to the date wise and route wise
vacancies (registration quota/ slots) available for a
particular day/ particular route, subject to maximum 50
registrations per group per day per route.
To apply for the Yatra Permit under Group
Registration Facility, the Group Leader (one of the
intending pilgrim of the group) will have to send the
following documents in respect of each member of the
Group by registered post at the address indicated in para
filled-in prescribed Application Forms;
original copies of the prescribed Compulsory Health
Certificates (CHCs) issued by the Authorized
Doctor/ Medical Institutions (the formats of the
Application Form and CHC and the list of Doctors/
Institutes authorized to issue the CHC are available
at Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board’s
four passport sized photographs of each applicant,
one of which is to be signed on the front side of the
Yatra Registration Fee @ Rs 150 per Yatri.
Mailing Address of the Group Leader, along with
mobile number, and e-mail ID.
Postal Charges as per scale mentioned below:
No. of Persons in a Group
1 to 5
6 to 10
11 to 15
16 to 20
21 to 25
26 to 30 and so on
The amount payable to the Shrine Board (Yatra
Registration Fee and Postal Charges) shall be sent in
the shape of Bank Draft drawn in favour of Chief
Accounts Officer, Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board.
No one below the age of 13 years or above the age of
75 years and no female with more than six weeks
pregnancy shall be registered for the Yatra.
In case vacancies (registration quota/ slots) are not
available for a particular date for which Registration has
been sought by the Group, the Group Leader will be
contacted over telephone and informed about the next
available slot for Group Registration and, if that is not
acceptable to the Group Leader, the Application Forms,
Compulsory Health Certificates, and the Registration
Fee shall be returned to the Group Leader through
Registered Post. If the Group Leader agrees to seek
Registration for a date for which quota is available, the
same will be done and sent to him through registered
For Yatra 2017, CHCs issued only after 10th February,
2017 would be valid for registration purposes.
Yatris will be allowed to embark on his/ her Yatra only
on the day and route for which he/she has been
Chief Executive Officer, Shrine Board, shall not be
responsible for any postal delay.