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Assembly polls in J&K likely to start after Amarnath Yatra

The 46-day annual pilgrimage to the south Kashmir Himalayas takes up a lot of the state administration’s time and requires heavy security deployment.

Amarnath Yatra: New, improvised permits to monitor pilgrims' movement

Umang Narula, Chief Executive Officer, Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board said that this has been done for effective tracking of pilgrims embarking on both the yatra routes and to enable officials involved in the management of the yatra to provide timely assistance in case of bad weather or any other emergency.


Amarnath Yatra to begin from July 1, last 46 days

The board also advised the CEO to appeal to all the potential pilgrims to consult their doctors before embarking on the pilgrimage.

148 pilgrims leave for Amarnath Yatra

With latest batch, a total of 3,156 pilgrims from various parts of the country had left the base camp for the pilgrimage since the start of the yatra.

Amarnath Yatra resumes, 548 pilgrims leave for pilgrimage

The pilgrimage was temporarily suspended on account of security concerns leading up to the Independence Day celebrations in Pakistan and India on August 14 and 15.

Amarnath Yatra suspended again due to bad weather

The number of pilgrims undertaking the yatra has marked a sharp dip over the past fortnight owing to the early melting of the naturally formed ice-Shivlingam at the sanctum sanctorum.


Number of Amarnath pilgrims declines, support staff dwindle

Officials said that one of the main reasons for the decline of pilgrims has been the melting of the Shivling. Bad weather in the initial days of the yatra also played spoilsport.

Amarnath Yatra: Security, other arrangements to be 'suitably rationalised', say officials

"Following the progressive decline in the strength of the Shri Amarnathji Yatra, the governor visited the Nunwan Yatra base camp, in south Kashmir's Anantnag district, today," a Raj Bhavan spokesman said.  

Amarnath yatra: Fresh batch of 2,500 pilgrims leave for shrine

The yatra is scheduled to conclude on August 26 coinciding with the ‘Raksha Bandhan' festival.

At least 13 Amarnath pilgrims injured after vehicle rams truck on Jammu-Srinagar highway

The pilgrims were part of a convoy carrying a fresh batch of 3,419 pilgrims including 680 women and 201 'sadhus' from the Bhagwati Nagar base camp in Jammu to Kashmir to undertake the annual pilgrimage, the official said.

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Culture on cruise: Experience Kashmir through shikara ride on Dal Lake

Tourists enjoy a Shikara ride in the waters of Dal Lake in Srinagar. The footfall of tourists visiting Kashmir has decreased due to a spate of militant attacks including a recent attack on Amarnath yatris in which seven yatris were killed and around 20 injured.

Amid tight security arrangements, 59-day Amarnath Yatra begins today

A total of 2,04,508 pilgrims had secured advance registration and 22,104 had purchased helicopter tickets from Baltal and Pahalgam to Panjtarni.


Amarnath Yatra flagged off

The annual pilgrimage to the 3,880 metre high holy cave shrine of Amarnath in south Kashmir Himalayas, commenced on Saturday from Baltal route.

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What it takes to go on the Amarnath Yatra

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