Jammu, Jul 8: Despite torrential weather conditions, the 12th batch of over 2,000 pilgrims has left Jammu base camp for their onward journey to the cave shrine of Shri Amarnathji in south Kashmir.
A convoy of 71 vehicles, carrying 2,119 devotees left the Yatri Niwas at Bhagwati Nagar at around 4:55 AM towards Kashmir, police said. The batch comprises 1,547 men, 434 women and 40 children, apart from 98 sadhus.
With today's batch, a total of 27,477 pilgrims have left Jammu base camp for the pilgrimage so far.The yatra started on the 28th of JUne and is likely to end on 21st of August. The first few batches have faced torrential weather conditions and had to delay their journey at the base camps. With heavy thundershowers and rains expected in the Sub Himalayan regions, the journey might face some obstacle.