Amarnath Yatra: Fresh batch of 663 pilgrims leaves for shrine
The 60-day yatra commenced from the twin routes of Pahalgam in Anantnag district and Baltal in Ganderbal district.
Over the past week, the number of pilgrims joining the yatra has marked a sharp dip.
The pilgrims, which included 485 males, 85 females and 93 sadhus left in a convoy of 21 vehicles under tight security arrangements and are expected to reach the twin base camps of Nunwan in Pahalgam and Baltal later in the day, the officials said.
Earlier, a smaller batch of 667 pilgrims left Jammu for the ongoing yatra on July 26.
The yatra is scheduled to conclude on August 26 coinciding with 'Raksha Bandhan' festival.
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