Yatra begins from Pahalgam route

Srinagar: The Yatra to the cave shrine of Amarnath started Wednesday from the traditional Pahalgam route, four days after the annual pilgrimage began on the shorter Baltal route.
A spokesman of the Shri Amarnath Shrine Board (SASB) said 4,166 pilgrims left from Chandanwari (Pahalgam) to the cave.
From the Baltal route, 8,922 yatris left for the cave, he said, adding that till date, 61,156 pilgrims had ‘darshan’ of the ‘ice lingam’.