Jammu : Amid tight security, 14th batch of 5,210 Amarnath pilgrims left a base camp here on Monday for the 3,880-metre-high cave shrine in south Kashmir.
As many as 8,734 pilgrims paid obeisance to Lord Shiva in the shape of Ice Lingum at the Amarnath cave shrine till Sunday night, thereby taking the total to 1,82,712 pilgrims, who have visited the holy site in the past 11 days.
Over 1.85 lakh pilgrims from across the country have so far registered themselves for the 46-day-long pilgrimage.
The 14th batch comprises 3,711 males, 1,386 females, 19 children and 94 seers, who left in a fleet of 222 vehicles from the Bhagwati Nagar camp here this morning for the twin base camps of Pahalgam and Baltal, officials said.
For the Pahalgam route, 2,838 pilgrims left the base camp, while 2,372 pilgrims left for Baltal. They are travelling in 123 buses and 99 small vehicles, which were escorted by the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), the officials said. Agencies