Fresh batch of 3,199 pilgrims leave for Amarnath shrine

A fresh batch of 3,199 pilgrims on Friday left for 3888-metre-high Amarnath cave shrine situated in South Kashmir Himalayas amid tight security.

Updated: Jul 13, 2012, 11:45 AM IST

Jammu: A fresh batch of 3,199 pilgrims on Friday left for 3888-metre-high Amarnath cave shrine situated in South Kashmir Himalayas amid tight security.

The pilgrims comprising 2,122 men, 747 women, 80 children and 250 sadhus left in a cavalcade of 102 vehicles from Bhagwati Nagar base camp in Jammu at around 0500 hours for Amarnath, a police official said.

The convoy has crossed Chanderkote on Jammu-Srinagar National Highway towards base camps of Pahalgam in Kashmir Valley, he said.
With today`s batch, as many as 67,676 pilgrims have left Jammu for their onward journey to the cave shrine.

PTI