The fresh batch which has started the pilgrimage comprises 1,514 men, 572 women, 62 children and 253 sadhus left in a procession of around 70 vehicles at 04:00 hrs, informed the police officials. There were heavy rains in Jammu province, when they started the journey.
They are expected to reach at Baltal and Pahalgam by the evening on Wednesday, Jul 21 to undertake trekking towards the cave shrine.
More than 52,000 pilgrims had left to Amarnath so far since the commencement of yatra on Jun 30. The reports from Srinagar said that as many as 2,65,816 pilgrims have paid tributes at the cave shrine during a couple of weeks.