Shri Amarnath Yatra likely to begin from July 21 for 15 days.

The duration of Shri Amarnath Ji pilgrimage to the holy cave in South Kashmir district of Anantnag is likely to be curtailed to 15 days this year in view of the spread of COVID-19 across the globe instead of normal duration of 43 days.

According to sources, the Yatra is likely to start on June 21 to Shravan Purnima falling on August 3 which also coincides with festival of Raksha Bandhan. However, instead of two tracks including traditional Pahalgam -Chandanwari track, the yatra will be allowed only through shortest Baltal route this time, sources added.