The first batch of the pilgrims’ en-route Amarnath cave was flagged off from Baltal base camp and Nunvanan Pahalgam- the two main base camps, on Monday.
According to spokesman 6884 Yatris left from Baltal and 1241 from Pahalgam route for the Holy Cave. On the first day, 8403 pilgrims paid obeisance.
On Monday around 5: 00, the first batch left the base camps in Kashmir to begin this year’s annual pilgrimage,
In Pahalgam, the Yatra was flagged off by the district development commissioner Anantnag Khalid Jahangeer at around 5.30 am from the Nunwan base camp.
In Jammu’s Bhagwati Nagar base camp, the first convoy of 93 vehicles, including three motorcycles, carrying the pilgrims was also flagged off.