Shri Amarnath Yatra 2022 begins from Baltal and Nunwan
Srinagar, June 30 2022: Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha flagged off the first batch of pilgrims, as they set off to Shri Amarnath Cave Shrine from Jammu base camp yesterday amidst chanting of Vedic mantras. The Lt Governor prayed for the peace, prosperity and a safe spiritual journey for pilgrims on the occasion.
Marking the beginning of the annual pilgrimage, the first batch of 4,890 Yatris was flagged off at around 4 in the morning on 29th June 2022 from the Bhagwati Nagar- base camp for Kashmir Valley in a cavalcade of 176 light and heavy vehicles.
Pertinently, the annual Shri Amarnath Yatra is being organized after a gap of two years due to the Covid pandemic and extensive arrangements have been made by the UT administration for the smooth conduct of the same.
In the early morning today Shri Amarnath Yatra was flagged off from Domel-Baltal with first batch of pilgrims to Holy Cave. Along the Baltal route, the first batch had 6823 pilgrims, consisting of 5384 males, 1293 females, 48 children and 98 Sadhus who were flagged off by Commissioner Secretary at around 5 am. The pilgrims were very enthusiastic while embarking their journey towards the Holy Cave.
Today Shri Amarnath Yatra was also flagged off from Nunwan base camp. The administration assured that well tested arrangements are in place to ensure a convenient spiritual experience for the Yatries.
Yatris after halting at Nunwan will be taken to Chandanwari in vehicles from where the Yatris will commence their onward journey on foot. Camps at Sheeshnag and Panjtarni are fully functional with adequate sanitation, toilets facilities have been installed in adequate numbers and electricity and water supply have ensured at each location.