Yatra 2018: 213 pilgrims leave Jammu for Amarnath cave in Kashmir


A batch of 201 pilgrims left Jammu on Friday for the Kashmir Valley to perform the Amarnath Yatra, an official said.

They left the Bhagwati Nagar Yatri Niwas in an escorted convoy of nine vehicles, he said.

This is the smallest batch of pilgrims to leave Jammu since the yatra started.

The 60-day long annual Amarnath Yatra which started on June 28 has been going on smoothly. Till date, 2,50,000 pilgrims have paid their obeisance at Amarnath cave.

Except for the vagaries of weather in which four pilgrims were killed by a landslide, the “yatra” has been proceeding smoothly in 2018.

The pilgrimage will end on August 26, coinciding with the Shravan Purnima festival.


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