Srinagar, Aug 11: A small batch of 68 pilgrims on Saturday left Jammu for the cave shrine in the Kashmir Valley, an official said.
This is the smallest batch of pilgrims to leave for the ongoing Yatra since it began on June 28.
“The pilgrims left Bhagwati Nagar Yatri Niwas here in an escorted convoy of eight vehicles for the Valley today,” an official said.
The number of pilgrims has been decreasing with each passing day because all those who officially registered themselves for the 2018 Yatra have already performed the pilgrimage.
The 60-day long annual Amarnath Yatra which started on June 28 has been going on smoothly. Till date, over 2,75 lakh pilgrims have paid their obeisance at Amarnath cave.
More pilgrims have visited the cave shrine so far in 2018, than in each of the last three years.
The 60-day Amarnath Yatra will end on August 26, coinciding with the Shravan Purnima festival.