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Small batch of devotees leave for Amarnath

A small batch of 237 pilgrims on Thursday left for the Amarnath cave shrine in south Kashmir Himalayas from here.
PTI | By HT Correspondent, Jammu
UPDATED ON AUG 01, 2014 06:39 PM IST

A small batch of 237 pilgrims on Thursday left for the Amarnath cave shrine in south Kashmir Himalayas from here.

The 36th batch of pilgrims, including 150 men and 37 women, left from the Bhagwati Nagar base camp in Jammu in a cavalcade of six vehicles at 4:10 AM, police said.

The batch which left today was the smallest so far. The convoy has already crossed Patnitop on Jammu-Srinagar national highway and would reach their destinations at Baltal and Pahalgam base camps by this evening, they said.

With today's batch, a total of 53,149 pilgrims have so far left from the Jammu base camp for the Amarnath shrine.

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