Fresh batch of 1,493 pilgrims leave for Amarnath

Jammu: Amid tight security, a fresh batch of 1,493 pilgrims today left for Amarnath cave shrine situated in South Kashmir Himalayas.

The pilgrims comprising 885 men, 291 women, 27 children and 290 sadhus left in a cavalcade of 48 vehicles from Bhagwati Nagar base camp in Jammu at around 0500 hours for the 3,888- metre-high holy cave, officials said.

With today's batch, as many as 86,268 pilgrims have left Jammu for their onward journey to Amarnath shrine.