Yatra 2018: Fresh batch of 724 pilgrims leave Jammu for Kashmir

Srinagar

A new batch of 724 pilgrims left Jammu on Monday to perform the ongoing Amarnath Yatra.

They left the Bhagwati Nagar Yatri Niwas in an escorted convoy of 19 vehicles that included pilgrims going to both Baltal and Pahalgam base camps, an official said.

He said that the pilgrims comprised of 491 male, 186 females, 43 sadhus and four sadhvis left in 14 buses and five light motor vehicles.

The 60-day long annual Amarnath Yatra which started on June 28 has been going on smoothly. Till date, 2, 58,487 pilgrims have paid their obeisance at Amarnath cave.

The 60-day Amarnath Yatra will end on August 26, coinciding with the Shravan Purnima festival.

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