Thursday, 25 September 2014

Dates are available for Kailash Yatra-2015

Kailash Yatra is arranged by the Ministry of external affairs every year between May and September and the Yatra is for those who have a valid Indian passport. For the year 2015 the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra 2015 dates have come and if you want to visit this place, then you can make your bookings. It will commence on 4May if you want to travel by Helicopter, 5th may 7th may by Volvo bus service and end on mid of September.
The entire tour of Kailash Yatra is of 13 days by bus or jeep and the cost of this Yatra is 89,999 per person. The application form of Kailash Yatra can be taken from the website of the Ministry of External affairs.

Whoever wishes to go for this tour should stay fit as they will have to go to higher altitudes. The climatic conditions will remain cold, so the visitor should ensure that they have woolen clothes with them. Apart from this you also have to carry some of the accessories like Rain gears, pocket knife, moisturizer, binocular, unbreakable bottles, torch etc. Tour operators will also provide you things like oxygen, sleeping bags, kit bag drivers, cook, guide, tent for accommodation and map.

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Kailash Mansarovar Yatra concludes Now

The Kailash Mansarovar Yatra, which began in June, concluded on Tuesday as the last and 18th batch of pilgrims left for New Delhi from Kathgodam in Uttarakhand.

"Before departing for New Delhi, the last batch of 38 pilgrims was received by officials of Kumaon Mandal Vikas Nigam (KMVN) (the nodal agency for the yatra) at Sukhatal guest house of the Nigam and the members were given citations and memorials on completion of the yatra," Nigam officials said.

"A total of 910 pilgrims from 28 states of the country undertook the pilgrimage to Mansarovar and Kailash this year. The pilgrims were divided in 18 batches, the maximum number since the yatra started in 1981," Managing Director of KMVN Deepak Rawat said.

Maximum pilgrims to Kailash this year were from Gujarat, followed by other states like Maharashtra, Delhi, Rajasthan and West Bengal, Nigam officials said.

"The highest numbers of 193, 113 and 120 pilgrims were from Gujarat, Maharashtra and Delhi, respectively, while the lowest number was from Manipur as there was only one pilgrim from the state," they said.

Talking about the last year's yatra, Rawat said, "Only one batch could reach Kailas Mansarovar last year as the routes were fully damaged due to heavy landslides and broken bridges on way to Nabhidhank, the last track route camp in the Indian side of the pilgrimage."

"We took extra care about the routes this year and selected four alternative routes. But we used only two routes alternatively due to some disturbances during the monsoon months," he said.