Fresh batch of pilgrims leaves for Amarnath

Amid tight security, a fresh batch of 4,775 pilgrims on Thursday left for the Amarnath cave shrine in South Kashmir Himalayas.

india Updated: Jul 05, 2012 11:32 IST
PTI

Amid tight security, a fresh batch of 4,775 pilgrims on Thursday left for the Amarnath cave shrine in South Kashmir Himalayas.

The pilgrims comprising 3,436 men, 1,097 women, 95 children and 147 'sadhus' left in a cavalcade of 149 vehicles from Bhagwati Nagar base camp in Jammu at around 0500 hours for Amarnath.

With Thursday's batch, as many as 40,180 pilgrims have left Jammu for their onward journey to the cave shrine of Amarnath.

First Published: Jul 05, 2012 11:31 IST