Amarnath Yatra began today amidst fervour and religious passion with devotees chanting the name of Lord Shiva.
First batch of 2096 pilgrims departed from Bhagwati Nagar in Jammu today. The first batch included 73 vehicles. As Kashmir has been relatively peaceful this year, number of pilgrims is expected to be much more than previous years. So far, over 250,000 pilgrims have registered with the Shri Amarnath Shrine Board.
The first batch of pilgrims are expected to reach Pahalgam base camp in South Kashmir and Baltal base camp in North Kashmir by evening.
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