After a day's suspension, the Amarnath yatra resumed from Jammu on Tuesday with a new batch of 5,964 pilgrims leaving the base camp in Jammu for the 3,880-metre high cave shrine in South Kashmir, officials said.
The 46-day yatra, started from the twin tracks of Pahalgam in Anantnag district and Baltal in Ganderbal district on July 1. The number of pilgrims this year has crossed the one lakh-mark.
Braving rains which lashed parts of Jammu, the ninth batch left the Bhagwati Nagar base camp in a fleet of 254 vehicles under tight security cover. They will reach the Valley later in the day.
They said this batch has the highest number of pilgrims who left for the yatra in a single day so far. The yatra was suspended on Monday due to strike separatists in the valley had called to mark the third death anniversary of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani.