Amarnath yatra resumes from Pahalgam track


Srinagar,Yatra to holy Amarnath cave shrine in south Kashmir Himalayas resumed from traditional Pahalgam track on Sunday morning, while decision to allow pilgrims from shortest Baltal route will be taken later, official sources said.
With improvement in the weather, helicopter service will also be resumed today, sources said.
Chanting ‘Bam Bam Bholay’ and ‘Har Har Mahadev’, several thousand pilgrims, including women and sadhus, left Nunwan Pahalgam base camp this morning for the holy Amarnath cave shrine after remaining stranded there for three days due to slippery road conditions following heavy rain.
However, the exact number of pilgrims undertaking the yatra from this route will be known at 1100 hrs when the gates will be closed.
They said majority of the pilgrims will prefer night stay at Chandanwari, the last motorable halting station on traditional Pahalgam track, 16 km from base camp.