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ADVISORY



DO’S FOR THE YATRIES

DO’S FOR THE YATRIES Do carry sufficient woolen clothing as the temperature may sometimes abruptly fall. Do carry an umbrella, wind cheater, raincoat, and waterproof shoes as the weather in the Yatra area is unpredictable. Do keep your clothes and eatables in a suitable water-proof bag to avoid your belongings getting wet. Do travel in a group, with porters/horses / ponies carrying your luggage. Do ensure that all those comprising the group remain in your sight, lest you are separated from your group. Do seek immediate assistance from the Police in case any member of your group is missing. Do help your fellow Yatris traveling with you and perform Yatra with a pious mind. Free food facility is available in the entire Yatra area at the Langars. Earth, water, air, fire and sky are integral parts of Lord Shiva. Therefore respect the environment and do nothing whatsoever to pollute the Yatra area.Do strictly follow the instructions issued by the District Administration Kishtwar, from time to time. Do carry your identity card/driving license with you. For Ladies: Saree is not a suitable dress for the Yatra. Salwar Kameez, a pant-shirt or a tracksuit will be better.

DON’TS FOR THE YATRIS

Don’t stop at places that are marked by warning notices. Walk only on the tracks. Don’t walk barefoot or be without woolen clothing at any time as the temperature in the Yatra area remains low and changes abruptly. Don’t use slippers because there are steep rises and falls on the route to the Holy Temple.Only wear trekking shoes with laces. Don’t attempt any shortcuts on the route as doing so is dangerous. Don’t commence the journey on an empty stomach. If you do so, you may attract a serious medical problem. Don’t do anything during the entire Yatra which could cause pollution or disturb the environment of the area. Do not bring with you any polythene material as its use is banned in J&K and is punishable under law. Don’t carry expensive or heavy jewelry during the yatra. Don’t overload yourself with extra stuff on steep roads. Don’t ever try alcohol during the yatra. It is strictly prohibited there. Heavy jewelry should be avoided during the journey. Don’t try to wash hands/ clothes/ bath in the rivers on the way. Don’t attempt any shortcuts on the route as doing so would be dangerous