First batch of nearly 3000 pilgrims on Wednesday left the base camp here for the annual 60-day pilgrimage to the cave shrine of Amarnath in south Kashmir.
Udhampur: Pilgrims in first batch of #AmarnathYatra being welcomed by locals & officers of the dist admn, including Dy Commissioner Udhampur Ravinder Kumar & SP Udhampur Faisal Qureshi, at Tikri. Pilgrims say 'We are happy with the arrangements & the security.' #JammuAndKashmir pic.twitter.com/ikD8OeHVjS— ANI (@ANI) June 27, 2018
On this occasion advisor to the Governor K Vijay Kumar and B B Vyas flagged off a fleet of 107 vehicles and four motorcycles carrying the pilgrims from the heavily-guarded Bhagwati base camp in the City of Temples around 4.30 am.