With the annual Amarnath Yatra 2019 commencing Monday, hundreds of vehicles carrying pilgrims have reached at the base camps Sonamarg and Baltal in central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district.
Using various modes of transport, the pilgrims from different parts of the country reached the base camps Sunday evening amid heightened security arrangements.
From the base camps, the pilgrims shall step on towards the cave shrine located at the height of 13,500 feet from the sea level.
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A senior official said the first batch of pilgrims will start trekking up the 14-km-long treacherous mountain trail from Baltal early Monday to reach the cave shrine for Darshan.
Special prayers are being organised by the Shri Amarnath Shrine Board (SASB) to mark the beginning of this year’s Yatra at the holy cave Monday morning.