Second batch of 1,525 pilgrims leave for Amarnath yatra

  • PTI, Jammu
  • Updated: Jul 02, 2015 12:03 IST

The second batch comprising of 1,525 pilgrims left from the base camp at Jammu to the holy cave shrine of Amarnath in South Kashmir Himalayas amid tight security.

The batch, consisting of 1,074 male, 236 female, 7 children and 208 sadhus, left in a cavalcade of 47 vehicles from Bhagwati Nagar base camp at 5.15 am on Thursday, a police official said.

The convoy for the yatra has already crossed Patnitop on Jammu-Srinagar National highway and would reach its destination at Baltal and Pahalgam base camps by this evening, he added.

With today's batch, as many as 2,805 pilgrims have so far left from the Jammu base camp for the Amarnath cave shrine.

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