Exclusive: News Nation releases first pictures of Amarnath shrine
The annual Amarnath Yatra began on Friday amid tight security, with pilgrims from both Balta land Pahalgam base camps starting their journey for the 3880-metre-high cave shrine in south Kashmir Himalayas.
Exclusive: News Nation releases first pictures of Amarnath shrine
Amidst chants of 'Bam Bam Bole', the first batch of pilgrims started on the arduous 45-km trek from traditional Pahalgam route, and 13-km from Baltal simultaneously, in the wee hours today, official sources said.
Exclusive: News Nation releases first pictures of Amarnath shrine
Heightened security measures have been put in place for the 55-day Yatra following intelligence inputs that militants might attempt to target the pilgrimage, sources said.