Days Ahead Of Yatra Start, Light Snowfall At Amarnath

SRINAGAR: Fresh light snowfall occurred at Amarnath cave in central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district, while rain lashed the plains on Saturday as the weather office has forecast inclement weather during the next 24 hours.

Light Snowfall At Amarnath cave on Saturday, June 18, 2022. KL Image by Bilal Bahadur

“Fresh snowfall occurred at Panjtarni including Amarnath cave on Saturday morning. Weather is likely to remain erratic till June 21,” an official said.

He said Amarnath cave recorded 1 to 2 inches of snow accumulation on the ground.

The 43-day-long Amarnath Yatra is scheduled to start on June 30 from the twin routes – the traditional 48-km Nunwan in South Kashmir’s Pahalgam and the 14-km shorter Baltal in central Kashmir’s Ganderbal.

Pertinently, 2.5 lakh Yatris have registered for the pilgrimage so far.

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