A Photo Essay On First Batch Of Hajj Pilgrims

by: Bilal Bahadur

Srinagar: On the first day, 304 Hajj pilgrims embarked for the pilgrimage which included 160 males and 144 females through two flights with 152 Hajis each from Srinagar international airport.

This year, 11,700 Hajis will be proceeding for Hajj. They will travel on daily flights from July 4 to July 29, embarking from the Srinagar International Airport.


At Hajj house Bemina, pilgrims walk towards the buses arranged for them till Srinagar Airport on July 4, 2019.


Pilgrims at Hajj house Bemina hug relatives before leaving for the annual pilgrimage on July 4, 2019


A group of pilgrims waving their hands towards the relatives during the send-off at Bemina Hajj house on July 4, 2019.


Families and relatives of the pilgrims’ wave hands as buses carrying Hajj pilgrims leave for the international airport Srinagar, from where the pilgrims would take-off towards the holy city Mecca, on July 4, 2019July 2019.


Pilgrims collecting documents before departing to the annual pilgrimage at Hajj house Bemina.The first batch of 304 pilgrims left for the annual pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia on July 4, 2019.

The First flight carried 152 Hajis of whom 67 were from Srinagar District, 50 from Baramulla; 11 from Budgam; 08 from Kupwara; 05 from Anantnag; 05 from Pulwama; 04 from Bandipora and 02 from Shopian.

 As the first batch of Hajj pilgrims left for the annual pilgrimage to the holy city of Mecca today, Bilal Bahadur captured some glimpses from the Hajj house Bemina this morning.


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