The pilgrims comprising 1,146 men, 288 women, 40 children and 192 sadhus and sadhvis left from Bhagwati Nagar base camp in Jammu in a cavalcade of 48 vehicles, including 34 buses and 14 LMVs, police said.

The convoy for the yatra has already crossed Ramsoo in Ramban district on Jammu-Srinagar National highway towards base camp of Baltal in Kashmir Valley.

With the departure of Monday's batch, as many as 5,026 pilgrims have left Jammu for their onward journey to the cave shrine of Amarnath.


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