Jammu: A batch of 673 pilgrims on Monday left winter capital Jammu to perform the ongoing Amarnath Yatra.
“Another batch of 673 yatris left Bhagwati Nagar Yatri Niwas at 2.50 a.m. in an escorted convoy of 24 vehicles for the Valley today,” officials said.
Since the 40-day long Amarnath Yatra started on June 29, Monday’s batch of 673 pilgrims is the lowest number of pilgrims leaving Jammu for the Valley.
So far, over 2.40 lakh pilgrims have performed the yatra and had ‘darshan’ inside the cave shrine situated 3,888 m above the sea-level in Kashmir Himalayas.
The yatra will conclude on August 7 coinciding with Raksha Bandhan festival. (Agencies)