Batch of 603 pilgrims left Bhagwati camp for Amarnath cave shrine
The batch left for Kashmir in the wee hours in a fleet of 16 vehicles under tight security, he said.
However, the number of pilgrims undertaking the yatra has seen a marked dip over the past week due to the early melting of the naturally formed ice-'Shivlingam' at the sanctum sanctorum.
The 60-day pilgrimage will conclude on August 26, coinciding with the festival of 'Raksha Bandhan'.
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