1200 pilgrims left the Jammu base camp on Wednesday morning to begin the Amarnath Ji Yatra 2010.
53 vehicles carrying 1200 devotees left the Jammu base camp at about 5 am in morning.. Amarnath Ji Yatra 2010 will end on 24th Aug.
Apart from the normal high-degree threat against the Hindu pilgrims, the recent violence in Kashmir erupted due to the killing of three agitating teenagers by security forces, has also been a cause of concern for the Govt. About 3000 BSF jawans have already been deployed to handle the security measures.
You can reach the 3338 meter high Amarnath caves on an helicopter as well. The details on Amarnath Yatra by Helicopter can be found here.