3,499 pilgrims leave for Amarnath Yatra

A batch of 3,499 pilgrims left Jammu on Tuesday for the Kashmir valley to perform the Amarnath Yatra.

The police said, that, They left the Bhagwati Nagar Yatri Niwas in escorted convoys of 114 vehicles. A total of 2,262 yatris were heading towards the Pahalgam and 1,237 to Baltal base camps.

So far, over 36,000 pilgrims have performed this year’s Amarnath Yatra which started 28 and will end on August 26 coincideing with the ‘Shravan Purnima’ festival.

The met forecast cloudy wheather on Tuesday along both Baltal and Pahalgam mountain treks leading to the Cave Shrine. Light rain were also expected along routes.