Amid tight security, the 29th batchof pilgrims on friday left for the Amarnath cave shrine in south Kashmir Himalayas from here.
As many as 823 pilgrims, including 538 men, 176 women and 8 children, left from the Bhagwati Nagar base camp in Jammu in a cavalcade of 22 vehicles at 4:10 AM, police said.
The convoy has already crossed Kud on Jammu-Srinagar National Highway and would reach their destinations at Baltal and Pahalgam base camps by this evening.
With today's batch, a total of 50,028 pilgrims have so far left from the Jammu base camp for the Amarnath shrine. PTI