A convoy of 65 vehicles carrying 2,125 devotees left from Bhagwati Nagar base camp in Jammu at around 4.00 AM towards Amarnath to pay obeisance at the holy cave shrine, police said.

The seventh batch of pilgrims including 1,511 men, 491 women, 23 children apart from 100 sadhus and sadhvis are on way to twin base camps of Pahalgam and Baltal in Kashmir Valley.

The convoy has already crossed Chenani in Udhampur district on Jammu-Srinagar National highway towards base camp of Baltal in Kashmir Valley.

With Thursday's batch, as many as 9,869 pilgrims have left from Jammu for their onward journey to the cave shrine of Amarnath, since the annual yatra began on June 28 from shorter Baltal route.

The yatra to the Holy Cave Shrine from the traditional Pahalgam route began on Wednesday and till date over 61,000 yatris have had the darshan of Ice Lingam.

(Agencies)

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