Srinagar, July 25 : Fresh batches of more than 10,000 yatries proceeded from the twin routes of Pahalgam and Baltal to holy cave shrine of Amarnath to pay obeisance there on Monday, officials said.
They said 1, 089 pilgrims paid obeisance at the cave shrine till 11 AM today taking the total number of yatries who had paid obeisance at the Amarnath Cave shrine to 2, 64,553 so far since the 43 day long Yatra commenced on June 30.
A fresh batches of yatries were allowed to proceed from the traditional Nunwan Pahalgam base camp in south Kashmir and shortest Baltal via Dumail in Ganderbal district Monday amid dry and clear weather conditions.
As many as 4, 686 pilgrims including 1, 500 women, 18 Sadhus and 60 Children proceed from Baltal via Domail to undertake the trek to the cave shrine of Amarnath this morning.
As many as 436 pilgrims were also airlifted by chopper from Baltal base camp to Amarnath cave shrine for paying obeisance there till 11 AM on Wednesday.
More than 5,000 fresh batches of yatries were also allowed to proceed from Traditional Nunwan base camp in Pahalgam and at halting points of Chandanwari and Panjterni in south Kashmir Monday.
Kashmir weather, an independent weather observatory forecast of rain showers can occur till evening at Pahalgam-Holy Cave and Sonamarg-Holy Cave routes.