Amarnath is one of the most revered locations for Hindus. Aamrnath is a day journey from Baltal, which is 15km from Sonmarg. Baltal is the base camp for the famous AmarnathYatra. The temple needs no introduction and is renowned for its Shivaling made of ice. The Shivaling is in a cave which is said to be the one where Lord Shiva, his wife Parvati and their son Lord Ganesh resided. This is one of the most famous shrines of Lord Shiva and is visited by thousands of pilgrims every year in the months of July and August.